Students commencing from 2015 should refer to the handbook for our new program:
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical)
Note: This program is no longer available to new students, the information below is relevant to currently enrolled, continuing students only.
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical)
Information correct as at
3rd Jul 2015 9:02pm
Mode of Delivery
- Face to Face
Domestic - 4 years full time or part time equivalent.
International - 4 years full time.
Relevant University rules and policies
Chemical engineering is at the forefront of efforts to address the most significant issues facing the international community in the 21st Century, the provision of potable water, overcoming greenhouse gas emissions, and the establishment of clean energy sources.Chemical engineering is concerned with the processing of gases, liquids and solids for the purpose of producing everyday products from toothpaste to steel, while also applying their skills to solve environmental problems. Especially in the emerging fields of biotechnology, microfluidics and nanotechnology.
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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, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.
Compulsory Program Requirements
Students have the opportunity to undertake an industry-related project in their final year of study and must also complete 12 weeks of industrial experience throughout the program. Further information is available at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/faculties-and-schools/faculty-of-engineering-and-built-environment/student-resources/industrial-experience
This program is accredited by Engineers Australia and many other affiliated international organisations, through the Washington Accord. Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) are eligible to apply for membership to Engineers Australia.
Institution of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom
This program is accredited by the Institute of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom. Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) are eligible to apply for membership to the Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Academic Requirements for Program Completion
Total Units required
4 years full time or part time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.
International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.
The chemical engineering program is a 4 year program comprising 320 units in which students complete a series of core and elective courses majoring in environmental processing, food and bio-processing, and mineral processing. The core courses focus on fundamental process engineering topics such as: heat and mass transfer; thermo-fluid engineering, particle technology, reaction engineering, separations involving solids, liquids, and gases; process control; plant design for clean and economical processes; project management and research.
Any students wishing to undertake the program on a part-time basis are advised to contact the Program Convenor for advice on optimum selection of courses for part-time enrolment.
As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements.
Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the "Additional Information" section (located towards the top of this page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program
|CHEE1000||Chemical Engineering Principles||10 units|
|CHEM1010||Introductory Chemistry I||10 units|
|CHEM1020||Introductory Chemistry II||10 units|
|GENG1002||Introduction to Engineering Computations||10 units|
|GENG1803||Introduction to Engineering Practice||10 units|
|PHYS1205||Integrated Physics||10 units|
|CHEE2421||Safety and Risk||10 units|
|CHEE2691||Heat Transfer and Design of Energy Systems||10 units|
|CHEE2820||Transfer Processes Laboratory||10 units|
|CHEE2931||Green Engineering and Sustainability Principles||10 units|
|CHEE2940||Particle Processing||10 units|
|CIVL2310||Fluid Mechanics||10 units|
|MATH2310||Calculus of Science and Engineering||10 units|
|MATH2470||Partial Differential Equations in Engineering||10 units|
|CHEE3731||Modelling of Separation Process||10 units|
|CHEE3741||Mass Transfer and Separation Processes||10 units|
|CHEE3841||Research Laboratory||10 units|
|GENG3830||Engineering Project Management||10 units|
|PHIL3910||Ethics, Technology and Engineering||10 units|
|CHEE4320||Kinetics and Reaction Engineering||10 units|
|CHEE4940A||Chemical Engineering Design Project Part A||10 units|
|CHEE4940B||Chemical Engineering Design Project Part B||10 units|
|CHEE4971A||Chemical Engineering Research Project Part A||10 units|
|CHEE4971B||Chemical Engineering Research Project Part B||10 units|
|ELEC4400||Automatic Control||10 units|
Choose either MATH1110 and MATH1120; or MATH1210 and MATH1220.
Complete 20 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.
The B Engineering (Chemical) program uses the WAM as a measure for determining honours, and shall grade on the WAM equivalent to the following grades (in accordance with the Embedded Honours Models Structures Policy - 000743):
A minimum WAM of 77 and a minimum mark of 75 in the research courses (at least 30 units) for Honours Class 1; a minimum WAM of 72 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research courses (at least 30 units) for Honours Class II, Division 1; a minimum WAM of 67 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research courses (at least 30 units) for Honours Class II, Division 2;Performance is based on a three year WAM where 2000, 3000 and 4000 level courses are weighted by 2, 3 and 4 respectively.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students
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.
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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided 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. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.