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.
This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 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 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.
Levels 2, 3 and 4
Parts C, D. Chemical engineering knowledge, application and practice (108 points)
- Chemistry 1 (if not already completed at level 1) or Chemistry 1 Advanced
- Mechanics of fluids (if not already completed at level one)
- Material and energy balances
- Heat and mass transfer
- Thermodynamics 1
- Advanced engineering mathematics
- Chemistry and chemical thermodynamics
- Process control
- Reaction engineering
- Separation processes
- Process design
- Transport phenomena and numerical methods
- Engineer in society
- Particle technology
- Integrated industrial project (18 points)*
- Design project (12 points)
- Chemical engineering project (12 points)
* This is for selected students taking a period of integrated industrial training in the first semester of their final year. It will replace the two core units (and ).
Part E. Elective study (36 points)
Single degree students complete a. and b. below:
- 12 points of electives at level 2 or 3 from one of the following options:
- the remaining two units required to complete an engineering-approved minorengineering-approved minor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/undergrad/eng-beng-approved-minors.html) from another faculty (if the first two units in the minor were completed at level 1)
- level 2 or 3 units from the list of technical electives below
- other electives chosen in consultation the course adviser
- 24 points of level 3 and 4 units from the list of technical electives 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
- Introduction to statistical reasoning
- Introduction to process simulation**
- Process material selection
- Introduction to chemical processes
- Environmental chemistry - water
- Sustainable processing 1
- Bioprocess technology
- Nanotechnology and materials 1
- Environmental chemistry
- Environmental impact assessment and management systems
- Biochemical engineering
- Nanotechnology and materials 2
- Sustainable processing 2
- Advanced reaction engineering*
- Biomass and bio-refineries*
- Nanostructured membranes for separation and energy production*
- Process modelling and optimisation*
- Principles and practices for sustainable development*
- Engineering entrepreneurship*
- An approved engineering technical elective chosen in consultation with the course adviser
* Students must obtain an honours weighted average (HWA) of 70% or above at the conclusion of level 3 and be in their final year to enrol in these units. Please consult the department course adviser before enrolling in the unit.
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.
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
- 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)