ATAR cut-off
84.55
87.85 (Median ATAR)
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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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UAC code

N/A
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 12 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
Fees
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

5 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40080
CRICOS code: 088925E

Currently enrolled, continuing students looking for the previous version of this program should refer back to the: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) / Bachelor of Science (pre 2017)

For addtional information about this degree you can refer to the pages for the corresponding single degrees:
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical), and Bachelor of Science

Program handbook

Description

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Chemical)/Bachelor of Science combined degree program is offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment and the Faculty of Science and Information Technology. This program provides students with the opportunity to undertake concurrent study in Chemical Engineering and Science (with a major) and complete two awards. In general, a combined degree program offers greater breadth of learning, enhancing the academic and professional qualities gained in each separate degree. At the same time it recognises the increasing need for students to graduate with multidisciplinary skills.

Students should note that the Chemistry and Earth Sciences majors are the only Bachelor of Science majors currently available in this combined program. Additional majors are expected to be offered from 2017.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Program Learning Outcomes as per those for the single degree programs

Details

Information correct as at24th Aug 2017 12:27am
Program code40080
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 5 years full-time.
ATAR (2017)
LocationCut-offMedian
Callaghan Campus84.5587.85

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. One science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred).
Recommended studiesHSC Mathematics Extension 1. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred).
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Contributing schools
  1. School of Humanities and Social Science
  2. School of Engineering
  3. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  4. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
  5. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code088925E

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available online here. Admission information for international students can be found here. You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.

International student visa holder applicants are advised that they are able to enrol in this program for commencement in Semester 1 only (there will be no mid-year intakes).

The UAC code for this program is 482620.

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Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Compulsory program requirements

Requirements for qualification of this award include completion of at least 12 weeks of industrial experience of a nature acceptable to the Faculty Board. Students are encouraged to obtain and to report on a substantial block of this experience at one time but several shorter periods not less than 2 weeks duration will be accepted.


Professional recognition

Engineers Australia


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

410 units

Program duration

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 12 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program requirements

For all combined programs and in accordance with the Combined Degree Principles and Structures Guideline [000992], the core and minimum requirements for each single degree component must be met in each combined program. Consideration is given to overlapping courses and/or content where applicable, but to also ensure that accreditation is not compromised.

In the Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Chemical) / Bachelor of Science program, students are required to complete a total of 410 units. 

  • For the Chemistry Major 280 units are core courses, 40 units are compulsory courses and 90 units are directed courses. 
  • For the Earth Sciences Major 280 units are core courses, 50 units are compulsory courses and 80 units are directed courses.

The Chemistry and Earth Sciences majors are currently the only Bachelor of Science majors available in this combined program.

The program has a duration of 5 years full time (or part time equivalent). It is possible for a student to 'step out' with a single degree award only and not complete the combined program they are enrolled in. In order to accomplish this, a student would be required to complete the single degree requirements for their preferred degree and may be required to complete any omitted courses. A student wishing to 'step out' with a single degree should contact their program convenor or program advisor for further information.

This program can be completed in five years. However, a student's choice of directed courses may lead to timetabling issues that may extend the duration of their program. Students are advised to consult with their program convenor regarding their academic program.

Please note that if you undertake courses that are not in your approved program, you will be liable for additional fees for those courses. This is in addition to the fees associated with your normal program of study.

Students with a Band 1 or 2 in the NSW HSC course Extension 1 Mathematics OR who have completed NSW HSC Extension 2 Mathematics (or their interstate/international equivalents) are able to complete the higher level MATH1210/MATH1220 Mathematical Discovery 1/Mathematical Discovery 2 course in lieu of MATH1110/MATH1120. Please contact your program advisor if you wish to discuss this option.      

Students may count PHYS1205 in lieu of PHYS1210 with program convenor approval.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CHEE1000Chemical Engineering Principles
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM1010Introductory Chemistry I
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM1020Introductory Chemistry II
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG1003Introduction to Procedural Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG1500Introduction to Professional Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
10 units
PHYS1210Advanced Physics I
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE2315Fluid Mechanics for Chemical EngineersNot currently offered10 units
CHEE2325Thermodynamics of Chemical ProcessesNot currently offered10 units
CHEE2695Energy Transfer and TechnologiesNot currently offered10 units
CHEE2825Chemical Engineering Laboratory 1Not currently offered10 units
CHEE2935Sustainable Engineering PracticesNot currently offered10 units
CHEE2945Particle and Resources EngineeringNot currently offered10 units
ENGG2500Sustainable Engineering PracticeNot currently offered10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
10 units
CHEE3325Chemical Reactor DesignNot currently offered10 units
CHEE3425Chemical Process SafetyNot currently offered10 units
CHEE3735Mass Transfer ProcessesNot currently offered10 units
CHEE3745Process Modelling and Separation ProcessesNot currently offered10 units
CHEE3825Chemical Engineering Laboratory 2
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG3500Managing Engineering Projects
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE4475Dynamic Process Simulations and Control
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE4945AChemical Engineering Design A
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE4945BChemical Engineering Design B
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE4975AChemical Engineering Research ANot currently offered10 units
CHEE4975BChemical Engineering Research BNot currently offered10 units
ENGG4500Engineering Complexity
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Chemistry Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CHEM2110Analytical Chemistry
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM2210Inorganic Chemistry
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM2310Organic Chemistry
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM2410Physical Chemistry
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
Statistics Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT2010Fundamentals of Statistics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
Science Directed Courses

Choose 20 units of the following approved 3000 level Science courses (see Bachelor of Science program handbook) or 20 units of the remaining 3000 level Chemistry directed courses from Chemistry Directed Courses list below

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS3005Animal Behaviour
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
PHIL3070Scientific Knowledge and Scientific Method
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
Chemistry Directed Courses

Choose 60 units from the following 3000 level courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CHEM3110Instrumental Chemical Analysis
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3210Metal Complexation, Structure and ReactivityNot currently offered10 units
CHEM3310Molecular Organic Synthesis
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3410Energy and Structure
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3550Medicinal and Biological Chemistry
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3560Materials Chemistry: Solids and Semiconductors
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3570Spectroscopic Characterisation of CompoundsNot currently offered10 units
CHEM3580Polymers and Colloids
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3590Chemistry Research Project
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Summer 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
10 units

Earth Sciences Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GEOS1040Earth's Dynamic Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS1050Earth Processes and Products
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2080Earth Science Field Course
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2161GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOS3250Geographic Information Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
Statistics Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT2010Fundamentals of Statistics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
Earth Sciences Directed Courses 2000 Level

Choose 10 units from the following 2000 level courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GEOS2050River Basin Processes
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2060Soil Properties and Processes
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2170Optical Mineralogy and Igneous Petrology
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2190Structural and Field Geology
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2200Earths Sedimentary Rocks and Environments
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS2300Energy and the Environment
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
Earth Sciences Directed Courses 3000 Level

Choose 30 units from the following 3000 level courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS3007Environmental Remediation
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3110Igneous Petrology and Crustal Evolution
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
GEOS3160Geology of Coalfields and Fuels
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3170Resource and Exploration Geology
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3220Coastal Environments and Processes
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3260Ancient Weather Stations of Australia:Field Course on Carbonate EnvironmentsNot currently offered10 units
GEOS3320Earth Sciences Placement
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3330Metamorphic and Field Geology
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3340Resource Management and Climate Change
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
Science Directed Courses 2000 or 3000 Level

Choose 10 units at 2000 or 3000 level from the Bachelor of Science program handbook

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CHEM2610Environmental Chemistry I
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS2100Introduction to Astronomy
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SCIT2100Science and Professional Communication
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ENVS3005Animal Behaviour
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
PHIL3070Scientific Knowledge and Scientific Method
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
Science Directed Courses 3000 Level

Choose 20 units of the following approved 3000 level Science courses (see Bachelor of Science program handbook) or 20 units of the remaining 3000 level Earth Sciences directed courses from Earth Sciences Directed Courses 300 Level list above

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS3005Animal Behaviour
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
PHIL3070Scientific Knowledge and Scientific Method
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special needs

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online