Chemical Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy Double Degree
Curtin University

(Tuition fee is not stated)
5 years

Course Description


Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering), Bachelor of Science (Extractive Metallurgy) - BEng(Curtin), BSc(Curtin) - BB-CENEXMScience and Engineering
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
Study mode On-campus
Intake February
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. You’ll explore the development, design and operation of processes for the extraction, conversion and recovery of materials. Throughout your studies, you’ll specialise in biosystems engineering, chemical engineering or oil and gas.

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.

Extractive metallurgists are involved in plant design, development, operations and control, management and research. This course will provide you with sound training in minerals processing, hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy. You will also cover environmental considerations and mine finance and management.

Studying for two semesters in Kalgoorlie will give you first-hand experience and contact with the minerals industry and its personnel which will provide you with a level of knowledge and awareness of the industry which is unavailable elsewhere. You will learn from highly qualified and experienced staff, and also industry experts who visit to lecture on specialist topics. To ensure a well-rounded and fully hands-on education you will undertake field trips and at least 12 weeks of professional experience prior to graduation.

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

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