Chemical Engineering - CEICAH3785

Stream Summary

Faculty: ENG - Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Chemical Engineering

Contact: School

Program: 3785 - Engineering (Hons) / Comp Sci


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Major)

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Stream Outline

Chemical Engineering involves researching, developing and improving properties of products we use every day through the selection of raw materials, the design of chemical processes, and improving the conditions for production. It's about taking projects from inception as a research proposal, through product development and on to commercialisation and manufacture. You'll learn how to apply your knowledge in chemical engineering and chemistry to optimise complex chemical processes in environmental management, general industry and services like water delivery. You'll master the entire process, extrapolating small scale, laboratory chemistry into large, industrial scale production. To get work ready, you'll apply these skills through 60 days of approved industry training.

Stream Structure

The courses listed below have to be completed to finish the degree, but the order in which they are taken is important and you need to follow advice on this. Many courses are offered only once per year and others have pre-requisites or exclusions which govern the order in which they can be taken. Both of these things can have a big impact on enrolment planning if poor choices of course combinations are made. You are strongly encouraged to consult the School website and follow the recommended course sequence.

The timing of the general education courses and elective courses may be modified to optimise your choice of courses. It is your responsibility to plan your enrolment appropriately. Assistance is available from the School of Chemical Engineering Student Office, should you require it.

All courses listed below are six units of credit, except CEIC4001, CEIC9002 and CEIC9003, which are twelve.

Full time students complete four (24 UOC) courses per semester.

Recommended plans of study may be found here


Choose ONE of:
And ONE of:
And ONE of:
Plus choose 1 Elective from the Year 1 Elective List Suggested elective for this program is:
Some of these courses are offered in multiple semesters, to increase flexibility in the first year. Please seek advice if you are unsure. Students wanting to transfer into chemical engineering in or at the end of first year are encouraged to seek advice from the school to optimise course choices.

Note: Students in BE(Hons)/BSc(Computer Science) dual degree should take COMP1521 as one of their first year electives.

Year 2
Note: MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E is an alternative to MATH2018.

Year 3

Year 4
  • Disciplinary Elective Depth (6 UOC)
Disciplinary Electives

As a part of the Chemical Engineering stream listed above, students are required to select one elective from the Disciplinary Electives (Depth) list given below. Students studying a single degree in chemical engineering are required to select another two disciplinary electives, one from the Disciplinary Electives (Breadth) list and the remaining from either the Depth, Breadth, or Practice lists.

Disciplinary Electives (Breadth)
Note that not all of the courses in this list are available every year.

Professional Electives (Depth)
Note that not all of the courses in this list are available every year.

Disciplinary Electives (Practice)

Industrial Experience Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 60 days of Industrial Training. This requirement is attached to the course CEIC4000 - results are computed but not entered while the Industrial Training requirement is not met.

Further Requirements

Students are expected to possess a calculator having exponential capabilities, however, more advanced calculators and personal computers, will be found useful.

Students of both Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry are advised to have a copy of Perry J H Ed. Chemical Engineers Handbook 6th Ed. McGraw-Hill. This book is used extensively for most courses and units.

Professional Recognition

Successful completion of the BE (Hons) (Chemical Engineering) degree program is accepted by the Institution of Chemical Engineers and by Engineers Australia as sufficient academic qualification for membership.