Chemical Process Engineering - CEICJS8338

Stream Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Chemical Engineering

Contact: School

Program: 8338 - Engineering Science


Master of Engineering Science (Specialisation)

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Stream Outline

This discipline has programs that teach students advanced technical and management skills and provide essential specialist knowledge in chemical engineering across a range of areas, including the fuel and energy sector, mineral processing, fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, consumer products and the food industry.

The specialisation in Chemical Engineering is defined by a core of disciplinary knowledge, advanced disciplinary knowledge and an advanced research component. It provides a solid postgraduate coursework program for the professional chemical engineer wishing to upgrade their skills or extend their knowledge.


Masters Students need a recognised four year Bachelor degree in engineering with a minimum 65% average* in one of the following:
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Food Science and Engineering
OR Biomedical Engineering degrees may also be considered.

* NOTE: Minimum 65% average is determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator. Students from a non-211 university in China need a minimum 70% average. For entry details (particularly for South Asian students) please click here.

Stream Structure

Disciplinary Knowledge Courses - 24 UOC comprising:
PLUS 18 UOC selected from the following:

Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge Courses - 24 UOC comprising:
PLUS 6UOC selected from the following:

Research-related Courses
With the approval of the stream authority, high performing students for whom it is appropriate may substitute the undergraduate course CEIC4002 for CEIC9002.

Electives - maximum 24 UOC

Students may choose the remainder of the electives from the Disciplinary or Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge courses listed above or with the approval of the stream authority, other courses.
Students may only choose electives for which they are appropriately prepared by way of prior learning. Up to 12 UOC of foundation knowledge courses may be approved as electives by the Program Authority where appropriate.

Exemptions or Advanced Standing

Exemptions and advanced standing rules for the stream follow the program rules. A student may apply for exemptions. Students with a four year honours degree (for example in Chemical Engineering) can obtain a maximum of 48 UOC of exemptions. Full details are noted on the program handbook page.

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