School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
The School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers the following Bachelor of Engineering degree specialisations:
 Chemical and Biomolecular
 Combined degrees with Science, Commerce, Arts, Medical Science and Law.
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering stream requirements
Unit of study  Credit points  A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition  Session 

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is a broad area that seeks to use a detailed knowledge of chemistry, mathematics and biology to convert raw materials into valuable products as economically and safely as possible. Our undergraduate program trains students so that on graduation they can analyse, design and operate a wide variety of processes and to solve industrially relevant problems. Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering are required to gain credit for the core units of study set out below. Any additional credit necessary shall be gained by completing additional credit points of elective units of study, as recommended by the school, as may be necessary to gain credit for a total of not less than 192 credit points.  
Core units of study 

First year 

MATH1001 Differential Calculus 
3  A HSC Mathematics Extension 1 N MATH1011, MATH1901, MATH1906, MATH1111 
Semester 1 Summer Main 
MATH1002 Linear Algebra 
3  A HSC Mathematics Extension 1 N MATH1902, MATH1012, MATH1014 
Semester 1 Summer Main 
MATH1003 Integral Calculus and Modelling 
3  A HSC Mathematics Extension 2 or MATH1001 or MATH1011 N MATH1013, MATH1903, MATH1907 
Semester 2 Summer Main 
MATH1005 Statistics 
3  A HSC Mathematics N MATH1015, MATH1905, STAT1021, STAT1022, ECMT1010 
Semester 2 Summer Main 
CHEM1101 Chemistry 1A 
6  A HSC Chemistry and Mathematics C Recommended concurrent units of study: 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics N CHEM1001, CHEM1109, CHEM1901, CHEM1903 
Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Main 
CHEM1102 Chemistry 1B 
6  P CHEM (1101 or 1901) or a Distinction in CHEM1001 or equivalent C Recommended concurrent units of study: 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics N CHEM1002, CHEM1108, CHEM1902, CHEM1904 
Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Main 
CHNG1103 Material & Energy Transformations Intro 
6  A Mathematics Extension 1; 2 unit Physics; 2 unit Chemistry. 
Semester 2 
ENGG1800 Engineering Disciplines (Intro) Stream A 
6  Semester 1 

ENGG1801 Engineering Computing 
6  N INFO1000, COSC1001, COSC1002, INFO1003 
Semester 1 
ENGG1803 Professional Engineering 1 
6  N ENGG1061 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
Second year 

CHEM2403 Chemistry of Biological Molecules 
6  P 12 credit points of Junior Chemistry, 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics. N CHEM2001, CHEM2901, CHEM2311, CHEM2903, CHEM2913 To enrol in Senior Chemistry, students are required to have completed CHEM (2401 or 2911 or 2915) and CHEM (2402 or 2912 or 2916). Students are advised that combinations of Intermediate Chemistry units that do not meet this requirement will generally not allow progression to Senior Chemistry. 
Semester 2 
CHEM2404 Forensic and Environmental Chemistry 
6  P 12 credit points of Junior Chemistry; 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics N CHEM3107, CHEM3197 To enrol in Senior Chemistry students are required to have completed CHEM (2401 or 2911 or 2915) and CHEM (2402 or 2912 or 2916). Students are advised that combinations of Intermediate Chemistry units that do not meet this requirement will generally not allow progression to Senior Chemistry. 
Semester 1 
CHNG2801 Conservation and Transport Processes 
6  A Calculus Computations (Matlab, Excel) Mass and Energy Balances P All core 1st year engineering units of study. 
Semester 1 
CHNG2802 Applied Maths for Chemical Engineers 
6  P All core 1st year engineering units of study. C CHNG2803 (Analysis Practice 1) CHNG2801 (Conservation and Transport Processes) CHEM2404 (Forensic and Environmental Chemistry) 
Semester 1 
CHNG2803 Energy and Fluid Systems Practice 
6  A Ability to conduct mass and energy balances, and the integration of these concepts to solve real chemical engineering problems Ability to understand basic principles of physical chemistry, physics and mechanics. Ability to use mathematics of calculus (including vector calculus) and linear algebra, and carry out computations with MATLAB and MS EXCEL. Ability to read widely outside of the technical literature, and to synthesise arguments based on such literature. Ability to write coherent reports and essays based on qualitative and quantitative information. P All core engineering 1st year units of study. C CHNG2801 (Conservation and Transport Processes) CHNG2802 (Applied Mathematics for Chemical Engineers) CHEM2404 (Forensic and Environmental Chemistry) 
Semester 1 
CHNG2804 Chemical & Biological Systems Behaviour 
6  A Ability to conduct mass and energy balances, and the integration of these concepts to solve real chemical engineering problems Ability to understand basic principles of physical chemistry, physics and mechanics Ability to use mathematics of calculus (including vector calculus) and linear algebra, and carry out computations with MATLAB and MS EXCEL. P All core 1st year engineering units of study. C CHNG2805 (Industrial Systems and Sustainability) CHNG2806 (Analysis Practice 2  Treatment, Purification and Recovery Systems) CHEM2403 (Chemistry of Biological Molecules) 
Semester 2 
CHNG2805 Industrial Systems and Sustainability 
6  A Ability to conduct mass and energy balances, and the integration of these concepts to solve real chemical engineering problems Ability to understand basic principles of physical chemistry, physics and mechanics Ability to use mathematics of calculus (including vector calculus) and linear algebra, and carry out computations with MATLAB and MS EXCEL. Ability to read widely outside of the technical literature, and to synthesise arguments based on such literature Ability to write coherent reports and essays based on qualitative information P All core 1st year engineering units of study. C CHNG2804 (Chemical and Biological Systems Behaviour) CHNG2806 (Analysis Practice 2  Treatment, Purification & Recovery Systems) CHEM2403 (Chemistry of Biological Molecules) 
Semester 2 
CHNG2806 Materials Purification and Recovery 
6  A Ability to conduct mass and energy balances, and the integration of these concepts to solve real chemical engineering problems Ability to understand basic principles of physical chemistry, physics and mechanics Ability to use mathematics of calculus (including vector calculus) and linear algebra, and carry out computations with MATLAB and MS EXCEL. Ability to read widely outside of the technical literature, and to synthesise arguments based on such literature Ability to write coherent reports and essays based on qualitative and quantitative information P All core 1st year engineering units of study. C CHNG2804 (Chemical and Biological Systems Behaviour) CHNG2805 (Industrial Systems and Sustainability) CHEM2403 (Chemistry of Biological Molecules) 
Semester 2 
Third year 

CHNG3801 Process Design 
6  A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all (six) core chemical engineering UoS in second year have been successfully completed. P CHNG2801; CHNG2802; CHNG2803; CHNG2804; CHNG2805; CHNG2806 C CHNG3803, CHNG3802 
Semester 1 
CHNG3802 Operating/Improving Industrial Systems 
6  A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all (six) core chemical engineering UoS in second year have been successfully completed. P CHNG2801; CHNG2802; CHNG2803; CHNG2804; CHNG2805; CHNG2806 C CHNG3801 (Process Design) CHNG3803 (Design Practice 1  Chemical & Biological Processes) 
Semester 1 
CHNG3803 Chemical/Biological Process Design 
6  A Ability to conduct mass and energy balances, and the integration of these concepts to solve real chemical engineering problems. Ability to understand basic principles of physical chemistry, physics and mechanics. Ability to use mathematics of calculus (including vector calculus) and linear algebra, and carry out computations with MATLAB and MS EXCEL. Ability to read widely outside of the technical literature, and to synthesise arguments based on such literature. Ability to write coherent reports and essays based on qualitative and quantitative information. P CHNG2801; CHNG2802; CHNG2803; CHNG2804; CHNG2805; CHNG2806 C CHNG3801 (Process Design) CHNG3802 (Operation, Analysis and Improvement of Industrial Systems) 
Semester 1 
CHNG3805 Product Formulation and Design 
6  A Mass and Energy Balances Conservation and Transport Phenomena Applied Mathematics (for Chemical Engineering) Process Design Concepts Process Control and Optimisation Concepts P CHNG2801; CHNG2802; CHNG2803; CHNG2804; CHNG2805; CHNG2806 C CHNG3806 (Management of Industrial Systems) CHNG3807 (Design Practice 2  Products and Value Chains) 
Semester 2 
CHNG3806 Management of Industrial Systems 
6  A Ability to conduct mass and energy balances, and the integration of these concepts to solve real chemical engineering problems Ability to understand basic principles of physical chemistry, physics and mechanics Ability to use mathematics of calculus (including vector calculus) and linear algebra, and carry out computations with MATLAB and MS EXCEL. Ability to read widely outside of the technical literature, and to synthesise arguments based on such literature Ability to write coherent reports and essays based on qualitative information P CHNG2801; CHNG2802; CHNG2803; CHNG2804; CHNG2805; CHNG2806 C CHNG3805 (Product Formulation and Design) CHNG3807 (Design Practice 2  Products and Value Chains) 
Semester 2 
CHNG3807 Products and Value Chains 
6  A Ability to conduct mass and energy balances, and the integration of these concepts to solve real chemical engineering problems. Ability to understand basic principles of physical chemistry, physics and mechanics. Ability to use mathematics of calculus (including vector calculus) and linear algebra, and carry out computations with MATLAB and MS EXCEL. Ability to read widely outside of the technical literature, and to synthesise arguments based on such literature. Ability to write coherent reports and essays based on qualitative and quantitative information. P CHNG2801; CHNG2802; CHNG2803; CHNG2804; CHNG2805; CHNG2806 C CHNG3805 (Product Formulation and Design) CHNG3806 (Management of Industrial Systems) 
Semester 2 
Fourth year 

CHNG4001 Practical Experience 
A Advisory prerequisite: 28 credit points of 3rd year units 
Semester 1 Semester 2 

CHNG4802 Chemical Engineering Design A 
6  A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all (six) core chemical engineering unit of study in third year have been successfully completed. P CHNG3801,CHNG3802, CHNG3803, CHNG3805, CHNG3806, CHNG3807 Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 2, 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
CHNG4806 Chemical Engineering Design B 
6  A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core chemical engineering units of study in thirdyear have been successfully completed, as well as the related first semester unit of study Chemical Engineering Design A. P CHNG4802 or CHNG4203 Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 1, 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
Students must select 12cp from the following block of units. 

Students enrol in either Honours Thesis A & B or Engineering Project A & B. For enrolment in Honours an ISWAM of 65% or greater is required.  
CHNG4811 Honours Thesis A 
6  A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all (six) core chemical engineering UoS in third year have been successfully completed. P CHNG3801, CHNG3802, CHNG3803, CHNG3805, CHNG3806, CHNG3807. This unit is available to only those students who have gained an entry to the Honours degree. C CHNG4812 N CHNG4801, CHNG4813 Note: Department permission required for enrolment Students are expected to take the initiative when pursuing their research projects. The supervisor will be available for discussion  typically 1 hour per week. 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
CHNG4812 Honours Thesis B 
6  A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that Honours Thesis A and all (six) core chemical engineering units of study in third year have been successfully completed. C CHNG4811 N CHNG4805, CHNG4814 Note: Department permission required for enrolment Students are expected to take the initiative when pursuing their research projects. The supervisor will be available for discussion  typically 1 hour per week. 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
CHNG4813 Engineering Project A 
6  A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all (six) core chemical engineering UoS in third year have been successfully completed. P CHNG3801, CHNG3802, CHNG3803, CHNG3805, CHNG3806, CHNG3807 C CHNG4814 N CHNG4805, CHNG4811 Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 2, Students are expected to take the initiative when pursuing their research projects. The supervisor will be available for discussion  typically 1 hour per week. 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
CHNG4814 Engineering Project B 
6  A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all (six) core chemical engineering UoS in third year have been successfully completed. C CHNG4813 N CHNG4805, CHNG4812 Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 1, Students are expected to take the initiative when pursuing their research projects. The supervisor will be available for discussion  typically 1 hour per week. 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
Notes 

1. Students in the Honours program must enrol in CHNG4811 & CHNG4812, students in the Pass program must enrol in CHNG4813 & CHNG4814.  
2. For core units of study offered by other than the Faculty of Engineering, any assumed knowledge and/or prerequisite requirements will be as prescribed by that Faculty.  
3. Students doing any of the combined degree options BE/BA, BE/BCom, BE/BPM, BE/BSc, BE/BMedSc and BE/LLB will be exempt from a First Year core unit of study and from Second Year Chemistry.  
4. Students undertaking study overseas as part of an exchange program will enrol in CHNG3041,CHNG3042 in place of 3rd year core or CHNG4041,CHNG4042 in place of 4th year core.  
Resolutions of the Faculty of Engineering relating to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 

Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 

Candidates for this degree are required to complete all the core units of study (total 156 credit points). They are also required to gain at least 24 credit points from the Third and Fourth Year electives listed in the table of recommended elective units of study for BE (Chem & Biomolec) as shown below.  
Combined degree (Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical & BioMolecular Engineering with either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science) 

Candidates in these combined degree options are required to complete all the core units of study except where specific exemptions are noted. They are also required to gain at least 12 credit points from the Fourth Year electives listed in the table of recommended elective units of study for BE (Chem & Biomolec) as shown below. This total of 144 credit points is only sufficient to be awarded a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering as part of these combined degree programs.  
Combined degree (Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical & Biomolecular) with a Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Projet Management) 

Candidates in these combined degree options are required to complete all the core units of study except where specific exemptions are noted. They are also required to gain at least 6 credit points from the Fourth Year electives listed in the table of recommended elective units of study for BE (Chem & Biomolecular) as shown below. This total of 144 credit points is only sufficient to be awarded a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering as part of this combined degree program.  
Acceptable alternative units of study 

Most Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Computer Science units of study offered by the Faculty of Science can be replaced by an equivalent Advanced level unit of study subject to prerequisite conditions (as required by the Faculty of Science) being met. Students considering doing Advanced options should seek advice from their Department before enrolling.  
Recommended elective units of study 

Third year 

CHNG3804 Biochemical Engineering 
6  A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all (six) core chemical engineering units of study in second year have been successfully completed. P CHNG2801; CHNG2802, CHNG2803; CHNG2804; CHNG2805; CHNG2806; 
Semester 2 
CHNG3808 Polymer Engineering 
6  P CHNG2801; CHNG2802; CHNG2803; CHNG2804; CHNG2805; CHNG2806 C CHNG3801 
Semester 1 
Fourth year 

CHNG4203 Major Industrial Project 
24  P Passed at least 144 credit points and have a WAM greater than credit average Students wishing to do this unit of study are required to discuss the matter with the Head of School prior to enrolment. Note: Department permission required for enrolment Department permission required 
Semester 1 
CHNG5001 Process Systems Engineering 
6  A Mathematics, physics and modeling. Assumed knowledge at the bachelor of Science level. This unit of study is for Masters students and can be selected as an elective by 4th year students. 
Semester 2 
CHNG5003 Green Engineering 
6  A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all (six) core chemical engineering UoS in third year or their equivalent have been successfully completed. 
Semester 2 
CHNG5004 Particles and Surfaces 
6  A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all (six) core chemical engineering UoS in third year or their equivalent have been successfully completed. 
Semester 1 
CHNG5005 Wastewater Eng  Systems and Practice 
6  A Ability to conduct mass and energy balances, and the integration of these concepts to solve 'real' chemical engineering problems. Ability to understand basic principles of physical chemistry, physics and mechanics. Ability to use basic calculus and linear algebra, and carry out such computations using Matlab and MS Excel. Ability to read widely outside of the technical literature and to synthesise arguments based on such literature. Ability to write coherent reports and essays based on information from diverse sources. P CHNG5801 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 2 
CHNG5601 Membrane Science 
6  Semester 1 

CHNG5602 Cellular Biophysics 
6  Semester 1 

CHNG5603 Analysis, Modelling, Control: BioPhy Sys 
6  A It is assumed that students have a general knowledge of: MATH 1001 Differential Calculus MATH 1003 Integral Calculus and Modeling 
Semester 1 
CHNG5604 Membrane Science Laboratory 
6  Semester 2 

CHNG5605 BioProducts: Laboratory to Marketplace 
6  Semester 2 