Chemical Engineering

(Honours)
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UAC Code: 
425550
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92
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HSC Maths Ext. 1 and Physics
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Yes
Alex Dunn

The professors at UNSW invited me to get involved in their cutting-edge research, an amazing opportunity to work on the development of cool, new nanoparticles for cancer treatment.

Alex Dunn

What's it all about?

■  This incredibly broad degree covers the steps in a product's creation, from the pure chemistry through to the economics. Chemical engineers design, create and optimise the systems and equipment used in chemical, industrial, biological and environmental processes, producing a range of materials, like fuels, fertilisers, foods, wine, polymers and pharmaceuticals.

What does it include?

■  This degree bridges the study of the chemical and physical sciences with engineering. You will learn how to design and develop chemical processes and equipment, optimise and control industrial operations, plan plant operations, tailor management strategies, work with nanoparticles, look into environmental affects and pollution control, and more. Management, critical analysis and economics are key components of your training.

Where will you work?

■  Chemical engineers turn raw materials into useful, marketable products, from fertilisers, drugs and plastics, to paper, paint and food. You could work in water treatment and recycling, environmental management, the energy and petrochemical industries, and in research from the molecular level up to full heavy industry scale.

Dual degrees

■  Dual degrees are a great way of graduating with a wider breadth of knowledge, better preparing you for your future career. For more information, visit our dual degrees page to find one that suits your interests.

Sample Program Outlines*

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
CHEM1811 Engineering Chemistry 1A Builds on an introductory knowledge of chemistry to explore the engineering aspects of chemistry. Assumed knowledge equivalent to year 12 chemistry or CHEM1001.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1 Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers This course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management.
CHEM1821 Engineering Chemistry 1B Develops the introduction to the engineering aspects of chemistry started in CHEM1811 (required prerequisite).
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
Read more Engineering Elective It is recommended students undertake CEIC1000. Alternatively, students may undertake an elective from the Engineering Electives list.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC2000 Materials and Energy Systems Requires PHYS1121 or PHYS1131 as a prerequisite.
CEIC2001 Fluid and Particle Mechanics Requires PHYS1121 or PHYS1131 as a prerequisite
CEIC2004 Industrial Chemistry for Chemical Engineers Requires CHEM1021 or CHEM1041 or CHEM1821 or CEIC1001 (Engineering Chemistry) as a prerequisite
MATH2019 Engineering Maths 2E Requires MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251 as a prerequisite

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC2002 Heat and Mass Transfer Requires CEIC2001 as a prerequisite
CEIC2005 Chemical Reaction Engineering Requires CEIC2000 as a prerequisite.
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Requires MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251 as a prerequisite
Read more General Education You can not select a General Education course from within your own faculty

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC3000 Process Modelling and Analysis Requires MATH2019, MATH2089
CEIC3001 Adv. Thermodynamics and Separation Requires CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002, CEIC2005
CEIC3003 Chemical Engineering
Read more General Education You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC3004 Process Equipment and Design Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002, CEIC3001
CEIC3005 Process Plant Design Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002
CEIC3006 Process Dynamics and Control Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, MATH2019, MATH2089
CEIC3002 Experimental Practice

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC4001 Process Design Project Prerequisite: at least 144 Units taken in Chemical Eng or Industrial Chem programs
CEIC4002 Thesis A Prerequisite: at least 144 Units taken in Chemical Eng or Industrial Chem programs and excludes CEIC4005
Read more Discipline Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC4003 Thesis B Prerequisite: at least 144 Units taken in Chemical Eng or Industrial Chem programs and excludes CEIC4005 & CEIC4006 May be replaced with Advance Thesis. Students undertaking the advance thesis option need permission from their supervisor and will replace CEIC4003 and 6 units of Discipline Electives with CEIC4006 Advance thesis (12 units).
CEIC4000 Environment and Sustainability
Read more Discipline Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives.
Read more Discipline Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
CHEM1811 Engineering Chemistry 1A Builds on an introductory knowledge of chemistry to explore the engineering aspects of chemistry. Assumed knowledge equivalent to year 12 chemistry or CHEM1001.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1 Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers This course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management.
CHEM1821 Engineering Chemistry 1B Develops the introduction to the engineering aspects of chemistry started in CHEM1811 (required prerequisite).
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
Read more Engineering Elective These should be chosen from the Engineering Electives list and can be also used to satisfy core requirements for specific engineering programs. - See more at: https://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/chemical-engineering/study-with-us/u...

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC2001 Fluid and Particle Mechanics Pre-requisites: PHYS1121 or PHYS1131
CEIC2000 Material and Energy Systems Pre-requisites: PHYS1121 or PHYS1131
CEIC2004 Industrial Chem for Chemical Engineers Requires CHEM1021 or CHEM1041 or CHEM1821 or CEIC1001 (Engineering Chemistry) as a prerequisite
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Statistics Prerequisite: MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251

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Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2019 Engineering Math 2E Prerequisite: MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251
CEIC2005 Reaction Engineering Prerequisite: CEIC2000
CEIC2002 Heat and Mass Transfer Prerequisite:CEIC2001
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Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC3000 Process Modelling and Analysis Pre-requisites: MATH2019, MATH2089
CEIC3001 Adv. Thermodynamics and Separation Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002, CEIC2005
CEIC3003 Chemical Engineering
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Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC3004 Process Equipment and Design Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002, CEIC3001
CEIC3005 Process Plant Design Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002
CEIC3006 Process Dynamics and Control Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, MATH2019, MATH2089
CEIC3002 Experimental Practice Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2005, MATH2089. Co-requisite: CEIC3001

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC4001 Process Design Project Prerequisite: at least 144 Units taken in Chemical Eng or Industrial Chem programs and excludes CEIC4005
CEIC4002 Thesis A Prerequisite: at least 144 Units taken in Chemical Eng or Industrial Chem programs and excludes CEIC4005
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Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC4003 Thesis B Prerequisite: at least 144 Units taken in Chemical Eng or Industrial Chem programs and excludes CEIC4005 & CEIC4006 May be replaced with Advanced Thesis.
CEIC4000 Environment and Sustainability
Read more Discipline Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives.
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Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
CHEM1811 Engineering Chemistry 1A Builds on an introductory knowledge of chemistry to explore the engineering aspects of chemistry. Assumed knowledge equivalent to year 12 chemistry or CHEM1001.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1 Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers This course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management.
CHEM1821 Engineering Chemistry 1B Develops the introduction to the engineering aspects of chemistry started in CHEM1811 (required prerequisite).
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
Read more Engineering Elective See https://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/chemical-engineering/study-with-us/u...

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC2001 Fluid and Particle Mechanics Pre-requisites: PHYS1121 or PHYS1131
CEIC2000 Material and Energy Systems Pre-requisites: PHYS1121 or PHYS1131
CEIC2004 Industrial Chem for Chemical Engineers Requires CHEM1021or CHEM1041 or CHEM1821 or CEIC1001 (Engineering Chemistry) as a prerequisite
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Statistics Requires MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251 as a prerequisite

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2019 Engineering Math 2E Prerequisite: MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251
CEIC2005 Reaction Engineering Prerequisite: CEIC2000
CEIC2002 Heat and Mass Transfer Prerequisite:CEIC2001
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Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC3000 Process Modelling and Analysis Pre-requisites: MATH2019, MATH2089
CEIC3001 Adv. Thermodynamics and Separation Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002, CEIC2005
CEIC3003 Chemical Engineering
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Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC3004 Process Equipment and Design Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002, CEIC3001
CEIC3005 Process Plant Design Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002
CEIC3006 Process Dynamics and Control Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, MATH2019, MATH2089
CEIC3002 Experimental Practice Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2005, MATH2089. Co-requisite: CEIC3001

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Semester 2

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Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC4001 Process Design Project Prerequisite: at least 144 Units taken in Chemical Eng or Industrial Chem programs. This is a 12 UOC subject.
CEIC4002 Thesis A Prerequisite: at least 144 Units taken in Chemical Eng or Industrial Chem programs and excludes CEIC4005
Read more Discipline Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC4003 Thesis B Prerequisite: at least 144 Units taken in Chemical Eng or Industrial Chem programs and excludes CEIC4005 & CEIC4006 May be replaced with Advanced Thesis.
CEIC4000 Environment and Sustainability
Read more Science course Refer to UNSW Science or view the UNSW handbook
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* The programs outlined above are intended as a guide only. The Faculty of Engineering reserves the right to change any information herein without prior notice. Students should seek approval from their relevant Schools before using these guides.