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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Engineering

Managing facultyEngineering
Abbreviated titleMEngSc(Cwk&MinThes)
CRICOS code001462F
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
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This course aims to provide students with the scientific and technical understanding of paper properties, pulping, papermaking and associated operations. Students will be brought into close contact with the industry through the contribution made to the course by lecturers from pulp and paper companies, mill and plant visits, minor thesis projects and attendance at the annual Appita conference.


The course will prepare graduates for a career in the pulp and paper industry, and enhance the performance of those already in the industry, by providing them with a detailed understanding of the properties of paper and paper products, of the science and engineering behind the production of pulp and paper, and of issues and fields related to their manufacture.


This course comprises electives and a minor thesis.


Core unit

  • 18 point minor thesis

Elective units

Select units to the value of 54 points from:

  • CHE5160 The pulp and paper industry (4 points)
  • CHE5161 Process engineering of pulping (8 points)
  • CHE5162 Unit operations of papermaking (8 points)
  • CHE5163 Paper production, properties and use (6 points)
  • CHE5164 Management and control in the pulp and paper industry (4 points)
  • CHE5165 Environmental aspects of pulp and paper making (4 points)
  • CHE5166 Special topics in pulp and paper (4 points)
  • CHE5167 Pulp and paper laboratory (6 points)
  • CHE5168 Industrial visits (4 points)
  • six-point elective from another department or faculty


Master of Engineering Science (Coursework and Minor Thesis)