Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Chemical) and Bachelor of Arts
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Combined Degree
Duration 5 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 314871
This program combines the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) and the Bachelor of Arts, to equip graduates with a multidisciplinary skill-set.
In this combined degree program, students study the concepts of chemical engineering, and undertake an arts major of their choice. Chemical engineering involves the systematic design, development and operation of process systems for the extraction, transformation and recovery of materials.
With designated courses from both disciplines counted towards the combined degree program, the degree can typically be completed in five years (full-time), compared with seven years if undertaken separately.
A combined degree is an approved combination of two degrees, which includes components from both programs and satisfies the minimum of one of those degree programs but not both individual degrees (unlike a double degree). At the end of the combined degree, students will graduate with one parchment.
Combining two areas of study offers graduates not only a more diverse experience at university, but also greater scope of career prospects.
For further information about the chemical engineering component of the degree, see Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical). For further information about the arts component of the degree, see Bachelor of Arts.
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SATAC Code 314871 2017 CSP ATAR 86.45 2017 CSP IB 30 2017 Adelaide Approved Score 80 Deferment Yes - 2 year Mid-year entry Subject to availability Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses. Enquiries Ask Adelaide
Alternative entry pathways
SATAC Code: 314871
- Higher Education applicants
You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent higher education study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.
- VET applicants
You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award.
- Special Entry applicants
You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2018. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2018 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2017 or 2016), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2016). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
- Other Entry Pathways
CRICOS 082075B Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Secondary School Qualifications International ATAR 80 International Baccalaureate (IB) 27 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 13 United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 15 General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 9 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 75 ISC & CBSE [India] 75% ISBE [India] 85% SAT [US] 1270 Abitur 3.1 Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.7 Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 8.0 STPM or Matrikulasi 3.00 The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 77 Eynesbury Foundation Program 380 Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements
Australian Year 12 SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied in 2017. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies) AND Chemistry AND one of Biology, Physics or Specialist Mathematics.
IB: Chemistry (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) and EITHER Mathematics (SL grade 4) plus Biology (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) or Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3), OR Mathematics (HL grade 3).
International Qualifications Mathematics, Chemistry and one of Physics or Biology
- Higher Education applicants
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition fees International student place: $39,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Career ReadinessGraduates may seek national and global careers across a wide range of industries and organisations. For information about chemical engineering career opportunities, see Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical). For information about career opportunities in the arts, see Bachelor of Arts.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
As part of the engineering degree, students are required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience.
Biotechnology Engineer, Mining Engineer, Winery Engineer, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Food Engineer, Food Scientist, Food Technologist, Manufacturing Engineer, Archaeologist, Archivist, Communications Officer, Entertainment Industry, Foreign Affairs, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Humanitarian / Aid Worker, Ministerial Adviser, Parliamentary Adviser, Political Adviser, Publishing, Writer
A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.
To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study PlanPlease refer to the following study plan to guide your enrolment: https://ecms.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/enrolment/study-plans/2018/beng-chemical-b-arts-2018.pdf
BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS) (CHEMICAL) AND BACHELOR OF ARTS Year 1 MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA# (3 units)
CHEM 1100 Chemistry IA
or CHEM 1101 Foundations of Chemistry IA* (3 units)
CHEM ENG 1007 Introduction to Process Engineering (3 units)
BIOLOGY 1101 Biology I: Molecules, Genes & Cells
or GEOLOGY 1103 Earth Systems I
or GEOLOGY 1104 Geology for Engineers I (3 units)
MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB# (3 units)
CHEM 1200 Chemistry IB
or CHEM 1201 Foundations of Chemistry IB* (3 units)
CHEM ENG 1010 Professional Practice I (3 units)
CHEM ENG 1011 Introduction to Process Modelling (3 units)
Year 2 CHEM ENG 2010 Principles of Process Engineering (3 units)
CHEM ENG 2018 Process Fluid Mechanics (3 units)
MATHS 2201 Engineering Mathematics IIA (3 units)
ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind: Freedom and Media (3 units)
CHEM ENG 2011 Process Engineering Thermodynamics (3 units)
CHEM ENG 2016 Professional Practice II (3 units)
CHEM ENG 2014 Heat & Mass Transfer (3 units)
CHEM ENG 2013 Advanced Process Modelling
or CHEM ENG 2019 Introduction to Minerals Processing (3 units)
Year 3 CHEM ENG 3024 Professional Practice III (3 units)
CHEM ENG 3035 Multi-Phase Fluid & Particle Mechanics (3 units)
CHEM ENG 3034 Kinetics & Reactor Design (3 units)
CHEM ENG 3029 Materials Science & Engineering (3 units)
CHEM ENG 3036 Unit Operations Laboratory (3 units)
CHEM ENG 3030 Simulation & Concept Design (3 units)
CHEM ENG 3031 Process Control & Instrumentation (3 units)
CHEM ENG 3033 Separation Processes (3 units)
Year 4 CHEM ENG 4034 Professional Practice IV (3 units)
CHEM ENG 4056 Research Practice (3 units)
CHEM ENG 4050 Advanced Chemical Engineering (3 units)
CHEM ENG 4014 Plant Design Project (6 units)
CHEM ENG 4054 Research Project (3 units)
Engineering Elective (3 units)
Arts Major Level I (3 units)
Year 5 Arts Major Level I or II (3 units)
Arts Elective Level II (9 units)
Arts Major Level III (6 units)
Arts Major Level III Capstone course (6 units)
Elective Choices CHEM ENG 4059 Pyrometallurgy (3 units)
CHEM ENG 4046 Combustion Processes (3 units)
CHEM ENG 4053 Pinch Analysis & Process Synthesis (3 units)
CHEM ENG 4051 Water & Wastewater Engineering (3 units)
CHEM ENG 4048 Bio-Fuels, Biomass & Wastes (3 units)
CHEM ENG 4058 Hydrometallurgy & Electrometallurgy (3 units)
#Students who have not passed SACE Stage 2 Specialist Maths (or equivalent) are required to enrol in MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM as a prerequisite to enrolling in MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA. The satisfactory completion of MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM is in addition to the normal requirements of this program. Students may manage their enrolment by enrolling in MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM in semester 1, followed by MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA in semester 2 and MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB in summer school.
*Students with a subject achievement grade of at least C+ in SACE Stage 2 Chemistry (or equivalent) must enrol in CHEM 1100 Chemistry IA and CHEM 1200 Chemistry IB. All other students must enrol into CHEM 1101 Foundations of Chemistry IA and CHEM 1201 Foundations of Chemistry IB.
Electives may be chosen from those listed in the Program Rules for the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Students must complete a major in accordance with the Program Rules for the Bachelor of Arts. Students commencing prior to 2016 may follow an earlier study plan or contact the Faculty of Arts for enrolment advice.
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Last updated: Thursday, 30 Nov 2017