Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Chemical) with Bachelor of Science

Why combine Chemical Engineering with Science?  

Chemical engineers design renewable energy solutions, new and improved medicines, chemical plants, cosmetics and food factories.

This combination enables an increased and specialised science focus which compliments the core engineering principles.

What will you do?

  • Study the concepts of chemical engineering.
  • Choose a science specialisation in Energy and Environment, Process and Product Engineering, or Food, Wine and Biomolecular Engineering.
  • Produce a range of products in the lab.
  • Benefit from tours, projects, and placements alongside industry.
  • 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.

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia.

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Entry Requirements

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 334801
2023 CSP ATAR 89.85
2023 CSP IB 34.5
Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 80
Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 29.5
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake

February and July* *Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.

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. Unsure if you will meet prerequisites or ATAR? Check out our Engineering Pathway.

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). Applicants who have not achieved a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors) required for selection may be selected based on the grades in selected year 12 subjects. Applicants do not need to apply to be considered for subject-based entry, as this will automatically be done. For more information, please see: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/study/undergraduate/entry-pathways/recent-secondary-education/ 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 compete 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.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

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. 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 a pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2024. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2024 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2023 or 2022), 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 2022). 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.

Other Entry Pathways

2023 Admissions Data for school leavers
ATAR
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 92.5
Median ATAR to receive an offer 99.15
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 99.8
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 96.15
Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 99.95
Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 99.95
Minimum eligibility score 80
Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
  • Admissions Transparency Data
    Student Profile
    Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2023
    Number of students Percentage of all students
    (A) Higher Education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    <5 N/A
    (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study N/A N/A
    (C) Work and life experience
    (admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    N/A N/A
    (D) Recent secondary education:
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
      (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
    <5 N/A
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
      (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
    N/A N/A
    • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
      (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
    N/A N/A
    International students N/A N/A
    All students 5 100.0%

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Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $8,210

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Scholarships

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Careers

Career Readiness

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) prepares graduates for diverse careers with national and global organisations across a variety of dynamic settings. Employment opportunities exist across a vast range of industries, including food and beverage, oil and gas, materials, environmental and technology, while many chemical engineers also go on to manage companies, start their own businesses or work in consulting.

For information about career opportunities in science, see Bachelor of Science.

The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Industry Placement

As part of the engineering degree, students are required to complete eight weeks of approved practical experience.

Professional Accreditation

Graduates qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.
The degree programme has been accredited by IChemE.

Potential careers

Graduates of this program have gone on to roles such as:

Laboratory Manager;  Laboratory Technician;  Advanced Materials Engineer;  Agriculture, Agricultural Service Industry;  Material Scientist;  Materials Engineer;  Astrophysicist;  Minerals Processing Engineer;  Beverage Technologist;  Nanotechnologist ...

Degree Structure

Academic Program Rules

The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

To qualify for the double degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) with Bachelor of Science, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 120 units, comprising:

  • Courses to the value of 84 units from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical), Core courses to the value of at least 81 units and Elective courses to the value  of 3 units.
  • Courses to the value of 36 units from the Bachelor of Science, including a major from the Bachelor of Science.
  • A total of 8 weeks of approved engineering work placement is required.

Example Study Plan

Chemical Core

To satisfy the requirements for Chemical Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 81 units.

All courses are 3 units unless stated otherwise.

Core Courses

Students must complete all of the following:

CHEM ENG 1007 Introduction to Process Engineering

ENG 1001 Introduction to Engineering

ENG 1003 Programming (Matlab and Excel)

MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA

MATHS 1012 MATHS 1012

CHEM ENG 2010 Process Design II

CHEM ENG 2011 Process Engineering Thermodynamics

CHEM ENG 2014 Heat and Mass Transfer

CHEM ENG 2018 Process Fluid Mechanics

MATHS 2106 Differential Equations for Engineers II

MATHS 2107 Statistics & Numerical Methods II

CHEM ENG 3029 Material Science and Engineering

CHEM ENG 3030 Process Design III

CHEM ENG 3031 Process Control & Instrumentation

CHEM ENG 3033 Separation Process Engineering

CHEM ENG 3034 Chemical Reactor Engineering

CHEM ENG 3035 Fluid and Particle Mechanics

CHEM ENG 3036 Unit Operations Laboratory

ENG 3005 Research Methods and Project Management

CHEM ENG 4014 Plant Design Project (6 units)

CHEM ENG 4034 Chemical Engineering Practice

CHEM ENG 4050 Advanced Chemical Engineering

CHEM ENG 4054 Research Project

CHEM ENG 4056 Process Design IV

Core Course, choice of

Students must complete one of the following:

CHEM 1100 Chemistry IA and CHEM 1200 Chemistry IB, or 

CHEM 1101 Foundations of Chemistry IA and CHEM 1201 Foundations of Chemistry IB

Engineering Internship

 

A total of 8 weeks of approved engineering work placement is required. Students will need to enrol into the ENG 3100  Engineering Internship UG (0 units) course to complete this requirement.

Bachelor of Science Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Bachelor of Science Courses students must complete courses to the value of 36 units.

Level I Science Electives (6 units)
Level II Science Electives (12 units)
Level III Science Electives (18 units)

Science Electives may be chosen from courses listed in the Program Rules for the degree of Bachelor of Science. Students must complete a major in accordance with the Program Rules for the Bachelor of Science.

Assessment

Assessment can vary from course to course and can include a combination of class work, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, quizzes, project work and exams.

Testimonial

Working onsite you get to see what you have planned and designed in the office and how it works in the field.

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Last updated: Thursday, 6 Jun 2024