Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Chemical and Biomolecular)

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

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Stream Table

Completion of a stream is a requirement of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours.
Students complete 192 credit points comprising:
(a) 36 credit points from the Engineering Core Table, including all required units
(b) 108 credit points of Stream Core units
(c) A minimum of 12 credit points of Stream Specialist Fundamentals units
(d) A minimum of 12 credit points of Stream Specialist Advanced Breadth units
(e) A minimum of 12 credit points of Stream Specialist Advanced Depth units
(f) A maximum of 12 credit points from the Engineering General Elective table
(g) The requirements of the Professional Engagement Program.

Stream Core units

Students complete all 108 credit points of the following units of study:
ENGG1801
Engineering Computing
6    N COSC1003
Intensive January
Semester 1
CHEM1111
Chemistry 1A
6    A Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) and HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry and Mathematics Bridging Courses (offered in February)
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991


Students who have not completed secondary school chemistry are strongly advised to instead complete Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A in the first semester of the calendar year (unless you require 12 credit points of Chemistry and are commencing in semester 2). You should also take the Chemistry Bridging Course in advance (offered in February, and online year-round https://sydney.edu.au/students/bridging-courses.html).
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHEM1112
Chemistry 1B
6    P CHEM1111 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or (75 or above in CHEM1011 or CHEM1001)
N CHEM1002 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1108 or CHEM1012 or CHEM1912 or CHEM1992
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG1103
Conservation of Mass and Energy
6    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1
Semester 2
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
CHNG2802
Applied Maths for Chemical Engineers
6    A Calculus, linear algebra, descriptive statistics.
P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923) AND (MATH1005 OR MATH1015 OR MATH1905 OR BUSS1020) AND 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
CHNG2805
Engineering for a Sustainable Society
6    A Mass and energy balances, physical chemistry, physics.
P CHNG1103
Semester 2
CHNG2806
Separation Processes
6    A It is assumed that students will be concurrently enrolled in or have already completed CHNG2804 or equivalent
P CHNG1103 AND CHNG2803
Semester 2
CHNG3801
Process Plant Design
6    A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core 2000 level chemical engineering units have been successfully completed.
P CHNG2801 and CHNG2802 and CHNG2803 and CHNG2804
Semester 2
CHNG3802
Process Dynamics and Control
6    A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core 2000 level chemical engineering units have been successfully completed.
P CHNG2802 or AMME2960 OR BMET2960
Semester 1
CHNG3803
Reaction Engineering
6    A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core 2000 level chemical engineering units have been successfully completed.
P CHNG2801 and (CHNG2802 or AMME2960 OR BMET2960) and CHNG2803
Semester 1
CHNG3804
Biochemical Engineering
6    A CHNG2801, CHNG2802, CHNG2803 AND CHNG2806 or equivalents
Semester 2
CHNG3805
Particle Processing
6    A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core 2000 level chemical engineering units have been successfully completed.
P CHNG2801 and CHNG2802 and CHNG2803 and CHNG2804 and CHNG2805 and CHNG2806
Semester 1
CHNG3806
Risk Management for Chemical Engineering
6    A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core 2000 level chemical engineering units have been successfully completed.
P CHNG2801 and CHNG2802 and CHNG2803 and CHNG2804 and CHNG2805 and CHNG2806
Semester 2
CHNG4802
Chemical Engineering Design A
6    A CHNG3801 AND CHNG3802 AND CHNG3803 AND CHNG3805 AND CHNG3806 AND CHNG3807. Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core 3000 level chemical engineering unit of study have been successfully completed.
P CHNG3805 AND CHNG3806 AND CHNG3807
C CHNG3802 AND CHNG3803
N CHNG4203
Semester 1
CHNG4806
Chemical Engineering Design B
6    A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core 3000 level chemical engineering units of study have been successfully completed, as well as the related first semester UoS CHNG4802 or CHNG4203.
P CHNG4802 or CHNG4203


Department permission required for enrolment prior to CHNG4802 in the case of Mid-Year Entry students.
Semester 2

Stream Specialist units

Complete 48 credit points from the following:
Specialist Fundamentals
Select a minimum of 12 credit points from the following units of study:
BIOL1006
Life and Evolution
6    A HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February).
N BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1906 or BIOL1996
Semester 1
BIOL1906
Life and Evolution (Advanced)
6    A 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent.
N BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1006 or BIOL1996

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOL1996
Life and Evolution (SSP)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1006 or BIOL1906 or BIOL1993 or BIOL1998

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOL1007
From Molecules to Ecosystems
6    A HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February).
N BIOL1907 or BIOL1997
Semester 2
BIOL1907
From Molecules to Ecosystems (Advanced)
6    A 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1997

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
BIOL1997
From Molecules to Ecosystems (SSP)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1907

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
CHNG1108
Introduction to Chemical Engineering
6    A HSC Mathematics and Chemistry
N ENGG1800 OR CIVL1900 OR MECH1560 OR AERO1560 OR AMME1960 OR BMET1960 OR MTRX1701 OR ENGG1960
Semester 1
ENGG1800
Introduction to Engineering Disciplines
6    N CIVL1900 OR CHNG1108 OR MECH1560 OR AERO1560 OR AMME1960 OR BMET1960 OR MTRX1701 OR ENGG1960
Semester 1
PHYS1001
Physics 1 (Regular)
6    A HSC Physics or PHYS1003 or PHYS1004 or PHYS1902 or equivalent. Students who have not completed HSC Physics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Physics Bridging Course (offered in February). Students are also encouraged to take (MATH1X21 or MATH1931 or MATH1X01 or MATH1906) and MATH1X02 concurrently.
N PHYS1002 or PHYS1901 or EDUH1017 or PHYS1903
Intensive July
Semester 1
PHYS1003
Physics 1 (Technological)
6    A HSC Physics or PHYS1001 or PHYS1002 or PHYS1901 or equivalent. Students who have not completed HSC Physics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Physics Bridging Course (offered in February). Students are also encouraged to take (MATH1X23 or MATH1933 or MATH1X03 or MATH1907) and MATH1X05 concurrently.
C Recommended Co-requisites: (MATH1003 or MATH1903) and (MATH1005 or MATH1905).
N PHYS1004 or PHYS1902 or PHYS1904


It is recommended that PHYS1001 or PHYS1002 or PHYS1901 be completed before this unit
Intensive August
Semester 2
PHYS1901
Physics 1A (Advanced)
6    A (85 or above in HSC Physics or equivalent) OR (75 or above in one of PHYS1003 or PHYS1004) OR (PHYS1902 or PHYS1904). Students are also encouraged to take (MATH1X21 or MATH1931 or MATH1X01 or MATH1906) and MATH1X02 concurrently.
N PHYS1001 or PHYS1002 or EDUH1017 or PHYS1903

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
CHEM2521
Molecular Stability and Reactivity
6    P (CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1001) and (CHEM1012 or CHEM1112 or CHEM1912 or CHEM1992 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1002 )
N CHEM2921 or CHEM2991 or CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915
Semester 1
CHEM2522
Sustainable Chemical Manufacture
6    P (CHEM1111 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1001) and (CHEM1112 or CHEM1912 or CHEM1992 or CHEM1012 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1002)
N CHEM2922 or CHEM2532 or CHEM2404 or CHEM2914
Semester 1
CHEM2523
Chemistry of Biological Molecules
6    P (CHEM1111 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1001) and (CHEM1112 or CHEM1912 or CHEM1992 or CHEM1012 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1002 )
N CHEM2923 or CHEM2533 or CHEM2403 or CHEM2913
Semester 2
CHEM2524
Chemical Physics
6    P (CHEM1111 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1001) and (CHEM1112 or CHEM1912 or CHEM1992 or CHEM1012 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1002 )
N CHEM2924 or CHEM2534 or CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916
Semester 2
ENGG3800
Industry and Community Projects
6    A Upper-level disciplinary knowledge. Required knowledge will vary by project.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
Advanced Breadth
Select a minimum of 12 credit points from the following units of study:
CHNG3807
Products and Value Chains

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core chemical engineering units in second year have been successfully completed.
P CHNG2801; CHNG2802; CHNG2803; CHNG2804; CHNG2805; CHNG2806
C CHNG3805; CHNG3806
Semester 2
CHNG3808
Engineering Macromolecules and Nanocomposites
6    A CHNG2801 and 12 cp of CHEM1XXX
C CHNG3802
Semester 1
CHNG3809
Laboratory and Industrial Practice
6    C CHNG3802 AND CHNG3803
Semester 1
CHNG5003
Green Engineering
6    A Completion of 72 cp in science, engineering or equivalent.
Semester 2
CHNG5005
Wastewater Engineering
6    A Enrolment in this unit assumes that the studenthas successfully completed CHNG1103 (Mass and Energy Balances), CHNG2801 (Fluid Mechanics), CHNG2802 (Applied Mathematics), CHNG3803 (Chemical and Biological Process Design), CHNG3804 (Biochemical Engineering) and CHNG3805 (Particle Mechanics) or equivalent.
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
Advanced Depth
Select a minimum of 12 credit points from the following units of study:
CHNG5001
Process Systems Engineering
6    A 1000 level physics and mathematics (differential equations). Use of mathematical and/or computer-based modelling tools and techniques. Feedback control concepts and principles as taught in CHNG3802/CHNG9302 or similar courses. Students who are unsure about meeting these requirements should contact the unit coordinator for advice.


This unit of study is for Masters students and can be selected as an elective by 4th year students.
Semester 2
CHNG5004
Particles and Surfaces
6    A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all 3000 level core chemical engineering units have been successfully completed.
Semester 1
CHNG5006
Advanced Wastewater Engineering
6    A CHNG5005 OR CHNG3804.
Semester 2
CHNG5008
Nanotechnology in Chemical Engineering
6    A 12cp CHEM2xxx
Semester 2
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
CHNG5604
Advanced Membrane Engineering
6    A CHNG5601
Semester 2
CHNG5606
Advanced Food Processing
6    A (CHNG2801 or AMME2261 or AMME2200 or CIVL2611 or CIVL3612 or CIVL9612) AND (CHNG2802 or AMME2000 or MATH2011 or MATH2061 or MATH2921)


This unit of study is for Masters students and can be selected as an elective by 4th year students.
Semester 2
CHNG5607
Advanced Biochemical Engineering
6    A CHNG2802 AND CHNG2806 AND CHNG3803 AND CHNG3804. Students who have not completed the units listed as assumed knowledge should consult the coordinator before enrolling in the course.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students who have not completed the units listed as assumed knowledge should consult the coordinator before enrolling in the course.
Semester 1

General Electives

A maximum of 12 credit points of units of study can be selected from the Engineering General Elective Table. It is strongly recommended that candidates select CHNG1108 Introduction to Chemical Engineering as one of these electives in the first year of their candidature.


For a standard enrolment plan for Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering visit CUSP (https://cusp.sydney.edu.au).