Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Chemical) with Bachelor of Biotechnology New

Why combine Chemical Engineering with Biotechnology?  

Chemical engineering and biotechnology are fast-evolving industries with huge potential for improving global health and wellbeing.

You’ll gain interdisciplinary experience and be well prepared for leading-edge careers feeding, fuelling and healing the world.

What will you do?

  • Use knowledge and skills from engineering, chemistry, maths and biology to produce chemicals, fuel, drugs, and food.
  • Experiment with protein separation, fermentation, genomics and proteomics.
  • Benefit from tours, projects, and placements with companies like PepsiCo, Smiths Crisps, Jurlique, and BHP.
  • Complete an eight-week practical engineering experience.

This is a 5-year double, not combined degree. You’ll graduate with two separate parchments, a greater scope of career prospects and a competitive edge in the job market.

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  • Top 150 in world for Biological Sciences*
  • #1 in South Australia for Biotechnology**
  • Learn from research-active experts

*Times Higher Education by Subject, 2021
**Academic Ranking of World Universities, by Subject, 2021

Entry Requirements

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 334801
Intake February and July
Prerequisites SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods , Specialist Mathematics and Chemistry.

IB: Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (HL) and Chemistry (SL grade 4/ HL grade 3) MathTrackX is an online bridging program available as a recognised alternative to Mathematical Methods.

Selection Criteria
Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). 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 are ranked on the basis of your best GPA. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2021. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2021 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2020 or 2019), 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 2019). 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 Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
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SATAC Code: 334801


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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $7,845

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Last updated: Tuesday, 17 May 2022