- 2019



Commencement year

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.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Offered by

Department of Chemical Engineering

Contact details

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


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

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

Students complete:

  • CHM1011 Chemistry 1 (if not already completed at level 1) or CHM1051 Chemistry 1 Advanced
  • CHE2161 Mechanics of fluids (if not already completed at level one)
  • CHE2162 Material and energy balances
  • CHE2163 Heat and mass transfer
  • CHE2164 Thermodynamics 1
  • ENG2005 Advanced engineering mathematics
  • 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 (18 points)*
  • CHE4170 Design project (12 points)
  • CHE4180 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 (CHE4180 and CHE4161).

Part E. Elective study (36 points)

Single degree students complete a. and b. below:

  1. 12 points of electives at level 2 or 3 from one of the following options:
  2. 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

  • SCI1020 Introduction to statistical reasoning
  • CHE2166 Introduction to process simulation**
  • CHE2167 Process material selection
  • CHE2873 Introduction to chemical processes
  • CHM2951 Environmental chemistry - water
  • CHE3163 Sustainable processing 1
  • CHE3171 Bioprocess technology
  • CHE3172 Nanotechnology and materials 1
  • CHM3960 Environmental chemistry
  • ENE3608 Environmental impact assessment and management systems
  • CHE4171 Biochemical engineering
  • CHE4172 Nanotechnology and materials 2
  • CHE4173 Sustainable processing 2
  • CHE5881 Advanced reaction engineering*
  • CHE5882 Biomass and bio-refineries*
  • CHE5883 Nanostructured membranes for separation and energy production*
  • CHE5884 Process modelling and optimisation*
  • CHE5885 Principles and practices for sustainable development*
  • ENG5002 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.

    ** Students in the double degree E3008 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and P2001 Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science (formulation science specialisation) complete this unit.

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
  • 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)