Chemical Engineering Major

Overview

Chemical engineering is a broad field that combines the key disciplines of chemistry, physics and biology. This major allows students to deepen their knowledge in areas such as biochemical engineering and biotechnology, energy and environment, green product and process design, minerals processing, process systems engineering and sustainability.

This major best aligns with the Biomedical stream. You can not enrol in the Chemical Engineering Major within the Chemical and Biomolecular Stream.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Chemical Engineering Major

Achievement of a major in Chemical Engineering requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 24 credit points of 1000/2000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 3000-level core units
(iii) 6 credit points of 3000-level project units
(iv) 6 credit points of 5000-level selective units

Units of study

1000-level units of study
Core units
CHNG1103
Conservation of Mass and Energy
6    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1
Semester 2
2000-level units of study
Core units
CHNG2801
Fluid Mechanics
6    A It is assumed that students will be concurrently enrolled in or have already completed CHNG2802 or MATH2xxx
P CHNG1103
Semester 1
CHNG2803
Heat and Mass Transfer
6    A It is assumed that students will be concurrently enrolled in or have already completed: CHNG2801 or equivalent, and (CHNG2802 or MATH2XXX)
P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923) AND (MATH1005 OR MATH1905 OR BUSS1020) AND ENGG1801 AND CHNG1103
Semester 1
CHNG2804
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
6    A Calculus, linear algebra, numerical methods, computational tools (Matlab, Excel), basic mass and energy balances, heat transfer, mass transfer, momentum (from fluid mechanics), reaction balances.
P CHNG1103 AND (CHEM1101 OR CHEM1111 OR CHEM1901 OR CHEM1911)
Semester 2
3000-level units of study
Core units
CHNG3804
Biochemical Engineering
6    A CHNG2801, CHNG2802, CHNG2803 AND CHNG2806 or equivalents
Semester 2
CHNG3808
Engineering Macromolecules and Nanocomposites
6    A CHNG2801 and 12 cp of CHEM1XXX
C CHNG3802
Semester 1
Project units
BMET3921
Biomedical Design and Technology
6    A A basic understanding of human physiology and anatomy and an understanding of the engineering design process.
P (AMME2302 OR AMME1362) AND (MECH2901 OR BMET2901) AND (MECH2400 OR ENGG1960 OR AMME1960 OR BMET1960 OR ENGG1800)
N AMME5921 OR BMET5921 OR MECH3921
Semester 2
5000-level units of study
Selective units
CHNG5601
Membrane Science
6      Semester 1
CHNG5603
Advanced Process Modelling and Simulation
6    A It is assumed that students have a general knowledge of: (MATH1001 OR MATH1021) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023) AND (CHNG2802 OR MATH2XXX)


This course is for Master degree students and also is offered as an elective course for fourth year students. Some lectures my be given by a guest lecturer.
Semester 1
CHNG5605
Bio-Products: Laboratory to Marketplace
6   

This course is for Master degree students and also is offered as an elective course for fourth year students.
Semester 2