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Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Chemical and Biomolecular)

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Overview

Lead positive change and improve lives. The Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Chemical and Biomolecular) will enable you to develop creative solutions throughout the chemical and environmental engineering fields.

By combining collaborative learning and research with first-hand industry experience, you will be positioned to revolutionise society's processes and address pressing environmental challenges.

As a chemical and biomolecular engineering student, you will learn from leading professionals and researchers as you develop a sophisticated knowledge of chemical, combustion, environmental, petroleum and water engineering. You will understand how to transform raw materials into beneficial products using chemistry, biology and physics. Throughout your studies you will also discover the emerging fields of nanotechnology and molecular biology, which are revolutionising energy and storage systems, food production and the healthcare industry.

During your four-year degree you will explore the challenges faced by process industries, including the chemicals, minerals, energy and agriculture, food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. Through practical learning, industry projects and specialised electives you will become an agent in the drive to create a sustainable society. A 12-week internship will give you invaluable professional experience, to complement your comprehensive knowledge. An embedded honours thesis enables you to design your own research project in a field of your choice.

With a growing need for more efficient renewable energy sources and environmentally sustainable processes, the knowledge and experiences you gain will position you at the forefront of a diverse and dynamic industry.

Majors

There are over 15 engineering majors to choose from. Depending on your engineering stream, some majors may require additional study. Certain majors may also have limited capacity. There is no requirement to complete a major.

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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What you'll study

Study Plan

The Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Chemical and Biomolecular ) is undertaken full-time over four years. Students enrol in junior units of study with a maximum 48 credit points during first year. A typical unit of study has a value of 6 credit points. First to fourth year students complete core units of study within the degree with some electives available in the fourth year to provide more specialised study at a senior level. Students undertake an Honours thesis or engineering project in fourth year.

Units of study information for this degree

Units of Study

Assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and Chemistry. If you attempt engineering without this prior level of knowledge of Mathematics you may experience difficulty, so you are strongly advised to undertake an appropriate bridging course.

Admission requirement

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

Course opportunities

The course includes mandatory completion of the Professional Engagement Program (PEP). The program requires completion of 600 hours of professional engagement experiences integrated continuously throughout the degree. It is designed to allow students to contextualise their learning, enhance their own professional development, and build the foundations of a strong professional engineering career.
The course also offers one-year exchange programs with universities in Europe, Asia and North America.

Professional accreditation

Sydney engineering awards are accredited by Engineers Australia and by other major professional engineering institutions. Our graduates are recognised internationally through the Washington Accord of the International Engineering Alliance.

Graduate opportunities

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies enjoys strong professional and research links with Australian and global industry, affording unparalleled opportunities for Sydney engineering graduates. See the details provided by the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Engineers working in this field may specialise as combustion engineers, petroleum engineers, chemical engineers, smelting engineers, water treatment engineers or environmental engineers. There is also scope for chemical and biomolecular engineers to move into related areas including biotechnology, food engineering and mineral engineering.

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course, and the specific units of study in which you enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Students


The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount. For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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