Unit of study table

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

Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Chemical and Biomolecular)

To qualify for the award of the Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) in this specialisation, a candidate must complete 96 credit points, including core and elective units of study as listed below.

Core units

CHNG9301
Process Plant Design
6    A CHNG9201 and CHNG9202 and CHNG9203 and CHNG9204 and CHNG9206
N CHNG5801
Semester 2
CHNG9302
Process Dynamics and Control
6    A CHNG9202. Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core chemical engineering units in second year have been successfully completed.
N CHNG5802
Semester 1
CHNG9303
Reaction Engineering
6    A CHNG9201 and CHNG9202 and CHNG9204. Mass and energy balances, physical chemistry, physics.
N CHNG3803 OR CHNG5803
Semester 1
CHNG9304
Biochemical Engineering
6    N CHNG3804 OR CHNG5804
Semester 2
CHNG9305
Particle Processing
6    A CHNG9201 and CHNG9202 and CHNG9204. Mass and energy balances, physical chemistry, physics.
N CHNG3805 OR CHNG5805
Semester 1
CHNG9306
Risk Management for Chemical Engineering
6    A CHNG9201 and CHNG9202 and CHNG9203 and CHNG9204 and CHNG9206. Mass and energy balances, physical chemistry, physics.
N CHNG3806 OR CHNG5806
Semester 2
ENGG5202
Sustainable Design, Eng and Mgt
6    A General knowledge in science and calculus and understanding of basic principles of chemistry, physics and mechanics
Semester 1
CHNG9402
Chemical Engineering Design A
6    A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core 9xxx chemical engineering UoS have been successfully completed.
P (CHNG9301 OR CHNG5801) AND (CHNG9302 OR CHNG5802) AND (CHNG9305 OR CHNG5805) AND (CHNG9306 OR CHNG5806).
N CHNG5112 OR CHNG5205
Semester 1
CHNG9406
Chemical Engineering Design B
6    A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core 9xxx chemical engineering UoS have been successfully completed.
P CHNG9402 OR CHNG5112
N CHNG5116
Semester 2
ENGG5217
Practical Experience
   N ENGP1000 OR ENGP2000 OR ENGP3000 OR ENGG4000 OR CHNG5205 OR AMME5010


Students should have completed one year of their MPE program before enrolling in this unit.
Intensive April
Intensive August
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Intensive June
Intensive March
Intensive May
Intensive November
Intensive October
Intensive September

Specialist elective units

Candidates must complete 24 credit points from the following Chemical & Biomolecular Specialist elective units.

Specialist Elective Units - Depth

Complete a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 18 credit points of Specialist Elective Depth units.
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
CHNG5604
Advanced Membrane Engineering
6    A CHNG5601
Semester 2
CHNG5606
Advanced Food Processing
6    A CHNG2801 AND CHNG2802 AND CHNG3804 AND CHNG3805 AND AGEN3004


This unit of study is for Masters students and can be selected as an elective by 4th year students.
Semester 2

Specialist Elective Units - Breadth

Complete a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 18 credit points of Specialist Elective Breadth units.
CHNG5003
Green Engineering
6    A CHNG3801 AND CHNG3802 AND CHNG3803 AND CHNG3805 AND CHNG3806 AND CHNG3807. All core 3000 level chemical engineering units of study.
Semester 2
CHNG5005
Wastewater Engineering
6    A Enrolment in this unit assumes that the student has 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
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
CHNG9308
Engineering Macromolecules and Nanocomposites
6    A CHNG9203 AND CHNG9206. Knowledge of reaction engineering, fluid flow, heat transfer and mass transfer.
C CHNG9303
N CHNG3808
Semester 1

Management elective units

Candidates must complete a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 credit points from the following Management elective units.
CSYS5010
Introduction to Complex Systems
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG5203
Quality Engineering and Management
6    A First degree in Engineering or a related discipline
Semester 2
ENGG5205
Professional Practice in Project Management
6   

This is a core unit for all Master of Professional Engineering students as well as all students pursuing Project Management studies (including Master of Project Management, Graduate Certificate in Project Management and Graduate Diploma in Project Management). No prerequisite or assumed knowledge.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG5214
Management of Technology
6    A Sound competence in all aspects of engineering, and some understanding of issues of engineering management
Semester 2
ENGG5215
International Eng Strategy and Operations
6    A Sound competence in all aspects of engineering, and some understanding of issues of engineering management and globalisation
Semester 2
ENGG5216
Management of Engineering Innovation
6    A Sound competence in all aspects of engineering, and some understanding of issues of engineering management
Semester 1
PMGT5871
Project Process Planning and Control
6      Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main

Project units

All candidates are required to complete a minimum of 12 credit points of Project or Research units during the final year of study.
Candidates achieving an average mark of 70% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study are eligible for the Extended Capstone Project.
Extended Capstone Project candidates take Capstone Project units CHNG5020 and CHNG5022 (total 18 cp) in place of Capstone Project CHNG5021 and 6 cp of elective units.
CHNG5020
Capstone Project A
6    A (CHNG9301 OR CHNG5801) AND (CHNG9302 OR CHNG5802) AND (CHNG9303 OR CHNG5803) AND (CHNG9305 OR CHNG5805) AND (CHNG9306 OR CHNG5806).
P 96 cp from MPE degree program or 48 cp from the MPE(Accel) program or 24 cp from the ME program (including any credit for previous study).
N CHNG5222 OR CHNG5223 OR CHNG5205
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG5021
Capstone Project B
6    A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that Capstone Project A has been successfully completed.
C CHNG5020
N CHNG5022 OR CHNG5222 OR CHNG5223 OR CHNG5205
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG5022
Capstone Project B Extended
12    P 24 credit points in the Master of Engineering and WAM >=70, or 96 credit points in the Master of Professional Engineering and WAM >=70, or 48cp from MPE(Accel) program and WAM >=70
C CHNG5020
N CHNG5021 OR CHNG5222 OR CHNG5223

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission required for semester 1 or 2 based on achievement in Capstone Project A and taking other program requirements into consideration.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Research pathway

Candidates achieving an average mark of 75% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study or equivalent are eligible for the Research Pathway.
Research pathway candidates take Dissertation units CHNG5222 and CHNG5223 (total 24 cp) in place of Capstone Project units and 12 cp of elective units.
CHNG5222
Dissertation A
12    N ENGG5220 OR ENGG5221 OR CHNG5020 OR CHNG5021 OR CHNG5022

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In order to enrol in a project, students must first secure an academic supervisor in an area that they are interested. The topic of your project must be determined in discussion with the supervisor. The supervisor can come from any of the Engineering Departments, however, they need to send confirmation of their supervision approval to the Postgraduate Administrator.
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG5223
Dissertation B
12    C CHNG5222
N ENGG5220 OR ENGG5221 OR CHNG5020 OR CHNG5021 OR CHNG5022

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In order to enrol in a project, students must first secure an academic supervisor in an area that they are interested. The topic of your project must be determined in discussion with the supervisor. The supervisor can come from any of the Engineering Departments, however, they need to send confirmation of their supervision approval to the Postgraduate Administrator.
Semester 1
Semester 2

MIPPS pathway (Major Industrial Project Placement Scheme)

MIPP pathway candidates take CHNG5205 Major Industrial Project Placement (24 credit points) in place of the Engineering Project units (12 credit points) plus CHNG9402 Chemical Engineering Design A and one of the electives from the Specialist Units of Study.
CHNG5205
Major Industrial Placement Project
24    P Passed at least 48 credit points in Master of professional engineering with adequate foundation knowledge in discipline. Students wishing to do this unit of study should contact the Head of School prior to enrolment.
N CHNG5020 OR CHNG5021 OR ENGG5217 OR CHNG9402 OR CHNG5112

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment by permission only. The students enrolled in this subject should have completed the first year Master of Professional Engineering with specialisation in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and a minimum credit average. The candidate will be selected by interview and at the discretion of the Head of School. Students enrolled in this subject are exempted from completing Chemical Engineering Design A (CHNG9402), Capstone Project A and B (CHNG5020 and CHNG5021) and one of the electives from the Specialist Units of Study that students are expected to take in the first semester of the second year. This exemption is granted because students are exposed to the core aspects of these courses through practical exercises undertaken during the MIPPS placement. While undertaking MIPPS, students have a unique opportunity to see and experience the industrial environment around them, in a manner which is not available at University. MIPPS students are required to enroll in Chemical Engineering Design B (CHNG9406) in the following semester.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Exchange units

Exchange units require the approval of the Program Director. With approval, up to 12 credit points of Exchange units may be taken in place of other units, towards the requirements of the degree.
ENGG5231
Engineering Graduate Exchange A
6      Intensive January
Intensive July
ENGG5232
Engineering Graduate Exchange B
6      Intensive January
Intensive July
CHNG9341
Semester Graduate Exchange A
24      Semester 1
CHNG9342
Semester Graduate Exchange B
24      Semester 2

For more information on degree program requirements visit CUSP (https://cusp.sydney.edu.au).