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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

Monash University


Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Engineering component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Contact details



Faculty of Engineering


Clayton, Malaysia

Chemical engineers transform raw materials into useful and commercial end products. This involves the research of raw materials and their properties, design and development of equipment and the evaluation of operating processes. You will acquire skills, knowledge and experience in chemistry and chemical thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, material and energy balances, as well as particle technology and process design.



Levels 2, 3 and 4

C, D. Chemical engineering knowledge, application and practice (108 points)

Students complete:

  • CHM1011 Chemistry I (if not already completed at level one) or CHM1051 Chemistry I advanced*
  • ENG2005 Advanced engineering mathematics
  • CHE2161 Mechanics of fluids (if not already completed at level one)
  • CHE2162 Material and energy balances
  • CHE2163 Heat and mass transfer
  • CHE2164 Thermodynamics I
  • CHE3161 Chemistry and chemical thermodynamics
  • CHE3162 Process control
  • CHE3164 Reaction engineering
  • CHE3165 Separation processes
  • CHE3166 Process design
  • CHE3167 Transport phenomena and numerical methods
  • CHE4161 Engineer in society
  • CHE4162 Particle technology
  • CHE4164 Integrated industrial project (24 points)**
  • CHE4170 Design project (12 points)
  • CHE4180 Chemical engineering project (12 points)

* Students undertaking the chemical engineering specialisation as part of the double degree E3007 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science will need to complete an additional approved science unit at level 1 to meet the Bachelor of Science requirements; CHM1011/CHM1051 is part of the chemical engineering specialisation and contributes to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) requirements.

** This is for selected students taking a period of integrated industrial training in the first semester of their final year. It will replace the three units (CHE4180, CHE4161 and one of the steam elective units) which form the normal first semester of the final year.

E. Elective study (36 points)

Students choose from the technical electives below for which they meet pre-requisites and/or choose units required to complete an engineering-approved minor from another faculty. Students wishing to choose other electives (that is, neither chemical engineering electives nor those required to complete an approved minor) should consult their course advisor prior to doing so. Students completing a single degree should complete a minimum of 24 credit points of level 3 and 4 technical electives from the list below. For students completing a double degree, some units required for the partner degree are credited as electives towards this degree.

Chemical engineering technical electives
  • CHE2166 Introduction to process simulation
  • CHE2167 Process material selection
  • CHE3163 Sustainable processing I
  • CHE3171 Bioprocess technology
  • CHE3172 Nanotechnology and materials 1 (Clayton only)
  • CHE4171 Biochemical engineering
  • CHE4172 Nanotechnology and materials 2
  • CHE4173 Sustainable processing 2
  • CHE5881 Advanced reaction engineering (Clayton only)*
  • CHE5882 Biomass and bio-refineries (Clayton only)*
  • CHE5883 Nanostructured membranes for separation and energy production (Clayton only)*
  • CHE5884 Process modeling and optimisation (Clayton only)*
  • CHE5885 Principles and practices for sustainable development (Malaysia only)*
  • CHM2951 Environmental chemistry - water
  • CHM3960 Environmental chemistry
  • ENE3608 Environmental impact assessment and management systems
  • ENG5002 Engineering entrepreneurship*
  • SCI1020 Introduction to statistical reasoning

* Students must obtain an honours weighted average (HWA) of 70 per cent or above at the conclusion of level 3 and be in their final year to enrol in these units.

Relevant courses


Single degrees

Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Students in other single bachelor's degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.

Double degrees

Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) component in the following double degrees:

  • E3002 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • E3004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • E3005 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • E3003 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce Specialist
  • E3008 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science
  • E3007 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science
  • L3002 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)