|Guaranteed ATAR||80 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.|
|Location||Bentley or Kalgoorlie This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
Bentley or Kalgoorlie
|Duration||5 years full time|
Chemical engineering uses chemistry, physics and mathematics to convert raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms. A great variety of process industries serve the needs of society. Among the more familiar are petroleum refining, gas processing, petrochemical and polymer production, fertiliser manufacture, cement and lime production, minerals and metals extraction and refining, paper and board manufacture, sugar refining, food processing, and production of industrial and fine chemicals.
In your first year you will complete the Engineering Foundation Year (EFY). The EFY builds a solid base of the fundamental concepts common to all areas of engineering. The EFY was developed in partnership with industry to create a curriculum that is reflective of engineering practice.
In this double degree, the chemical engineering component explores the development, design and operation of processes for the extraction, conversion and recovery of materials. Throughout your studies, you will specialise in either biosystems engineering, chemical engineering or oil and gas.
The chemistry component develops your knowledge in chemistry and a range of skills necessary for a career in a modern analytical or industrial laboratory. You will develop a sound foundation in both theoretical and practical aspects of chemistry and undertake units in computer programming, mathematics and statistics along with a continuous study of analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis. Your learning will be largely based in our laboratories which are amongst the best equipped in Australia.
High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.