- 2019



Commencement year

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

Offered by

Department of Chemical Engineering

Contact details

EngineeringEngineering (http://www.monash.edu/engineering/about-us/contact-us)



This specialisation allows you to engage in the areas of advanced reaction engineering, process design and optimisation, conversion of bioresources into fuel, materials and specialty chemicals, and nanostructured membranes for sustainable separations and energy production with an emphasis on the latest developments in the field. The specialisation is suitable for new graduates, professionals and managers who are keen to upgrade their existing design and management skills as well as to develop theoretical and applied knowledge in the area of chemical engineering.


Part C. Technical elective units (24 points)

Students admitted at entry level 1 complete four technical elective units (24 points) from their specialisation:

Students admitted at entry level 2 do not complete Part C.

Note: Not all units will be available each year.

  • CHE3161 Chemistry and chemical thermodynamics
  • CHE3162 Process control
  • CHE3163 Sustainable processing I
  • CHE3164 Reaction engineering
  • CHE3165 Separation processes
  • CHE3167 Transport phenomena and numerical methods
  • CHE3171 Bioprocess technology
  • CHE3172 Nanotechnology and materials 1
  • CHE4161 Engineer in society
  • CHE4162 Particle technology
  • CHE4171 Biochemical engineering
  • CHE4172 Nanotechnology and materials 2
  • CHE4173 Sustainable processing 2
  • CHE5889 Food engineering and processing
  • ENE3608 Environmental impact assessment and management systems

Part D. Specialisation core units (24 points)

All students complete four core units (24 points) from their specialisation:

  • CHE5881 Advanced reaction engineering
  • CHE5882 Biomass and biorefineries
  • CHE5883 Nanostructured membranes for separation and energy production
  • CHE5884 Process modeling and optimisation

Relevant courses

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

  • E6001 Master of Advanced Engineering

Students in other degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.