Chemical Engineering

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UAC Code: 
425550
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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 An introductory course to explore the engineering aspects of chemistry.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Students can enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge: Student has achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1A 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 ENGG1811 is the preferred computing course for the AERO, MANFBH, streams. 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. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1231 or MATH1241. MATH1241 covers the same topics as MATH1231 but in greater depth. A minimum mark of 65 in MATH1131 or MATH1141 is required for enrolment in MATH1241 instead of MATH1231.
Read more 1st Year Engineering Elective Recommendations for each degree in link.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC2000 Materials and Energy Systems Requires PHYS1121 or PHY1131 as a prerequisite.
CEIC2001 Fluid and Particle Mechanics Requires PHYS1121 or PHY1131 as a prerequisite
CEIC2004 Industrial Chemistry for Chemical Engineers Requires CHEM1021 or CHEM1041 or CEIC1001 (Engineering Chemistry) as a prerequisite
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Prerequisites: MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251. MATH2018 is an alternative. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2019 with MATH2011 & MATH2121. Students undertaking the Physics Major are required to replace MATH2019 with MATH2069 & MATH2121.

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 Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. For Dual Degrees with Physics, this course is a prerequisite for PHYS3112. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2089 with MATH2301 & MATH2801. Offered all year round.
CEIC2007 Chemical Engineering Lab A Practical course designed to consolidate your understanding of basic principles in chemical engineering.

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
Read more General Education Elective You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty
Read more General Education Elective 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 for this course are CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002, CEIC3001
CEIC3005 Process Plant Design Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002
CEIC3006 Process Dynamics and Control Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, MATH2018 or MATH2019, MATH2089
CEIC3007 Chemical Engineering Lab B

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 UOC in Industrial Chem or Chem Eng. Also INDC2003 or CEIC3003. Excludes CEIC4005.
Read more Professional Elective Recommendations for each degree in link. Bioinformatics students must take level 4+ COMP Professional Electives.
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Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC4003 Thesis B 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 & Sustainability
Read more Professional Elective Recommendations for each degree in link. Bioinformatics students must take level 4+ COMP Professional Electives.
Read more Professional Elective Recommendations for each degree in link. Bioinformatics students must take level 4+ COMP Professional 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 An introductory course to explore the engineering aspects of chemistry.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Students can enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge: Student has achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1A 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 ENGG1811 is the preferred computing course for the AERO, MANFBH, streams. 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. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1231 or MATH1241. MATH1241 covers the same topics as MATH1231 but in greater depth. A minimum mark of 65 in MATH1131 or MATH1141 is required for enrolment in MATH1241 instead of MATH1231.
Read more 1st Year Engineering Elective Recommendations for each degree in link.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC2001 Fluid and Particle Mechanics Requires PHYS1121 or PHY1131 as a prerequisite
CEIC2000 Materials and Energy Systems Requires PHYS1121 or PHY1131 as a prerequisite.
CEIC2004 Industrial Chemistry for Chemical Engineers Requires CHEM1021 or CHEM1041 or CEIC1001 (Engineering Chemistry) as a prerequisite
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. For Dual Degrees with Physics, this course is a prerequisite for PHYS3112. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2089 with MATH2301 & MATH2801. Offered all year round.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC2007 Chemical Engineering Lab A Practical course designed to consolidate your understanding of basic principles in chemical engineering.
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link
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Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link
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Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Prerequisites: MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251. MATH2018 is an alternative. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2019 with MATH2011 & MATH2121. Students undertaking the Physics Major are required to replace MATH2019 with MATH2069 & MATH2121.
CEIC2005 Chemical Reaction Engineering Requires CEIC2000 as a prerequisite.
CEIC2002 Heat and Mass Transfer Requires CEIC2001 as a prerequisite
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

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
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC3004 Process Equipment and Design Pre-requisites for this course are CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002, CEIC3001
CEIC3005 Process Plant Design Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002
CEIC3006 Process Dynamics and Control Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, MATH2018 or MATH2019, MATH2089
CEIC3007 Chemical Engineering Lab B

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 UOC in Industrial Chem or Chem Eng. Also INDC2003 or CEIC3003. Excludes CEIC4005.
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link
#N/A #N/A

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC4003 Thesis B 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 & Sustainability
Read more Professional Elective Recommendations for each degree in link. Bioinformatics students must take level 4+ COMP Professional Electives.
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link
Read more Professional Elective Recommendations for each degree in link. Bioinformatics students must take level 4+ COMP Professional 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 An introductory course to explore the engineering aspects of chemistry.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Students can enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge: Student has achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1A 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 ENGG1811 is the preferred computing course for the AERO, MANFBH, streams. 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. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1231 or MATH1241. MATH1241 covers the same topics as MATH1231 but in greater depth. A minimum mark of 65 in MATH1131 or MATH1141 is required for enrolment in MATH1241 instead of MATH1231.
Read more 1st Year Engineering Elective Recommendations for each degree in link.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC2001 Fluid and Particle Mechanics Requires PHYS1121 or PHY1131 as a prerequisite
CEIC2000 Materials and Energy Systems Requires PHYS1121 or PHY1131 as a prerequisite.
CEIC2004 Industrial Chemistry for Chemical Engineers Requires CHEM1021 or CHEM1041 or CEIC1001 (Engineering Chemistry) as a prerequisite
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. For Dual Degrees with Physics, this course is a prerequisite for PHYS3112. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2089 with MATH2301 & MATH2801. Offered all year round.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Prerequisites: MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251. MATH2018 is an alternative. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2019 with MATH2011 & MATH2121. Students undertaking the Physics Major are required to replace MATH2019 with MATH2069 & MATH2121.
CEIC2005 Chemical Reaction Engineering Requires CEIC2000 as a prerequisite.
CEIC2002 Heat and Mass Transfer Requires CEIC2001 as a prerequisite
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

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
CEIC2007 Chemical Engineering Lab A Practical course designed to consolidate your understanding of basic principles in chemical engineering.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC3004 Process Equipment and Design Pre-requisites for this course are CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002, CEIC3001
CEIC3005 Process Plant Design Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002
CEIC3006 Process Dynamics and Control Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, MATH2018 or MATH2019, MATH2089
CEIC3007 Chemical Engineering Lab B

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses
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Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses
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Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses
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Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

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 UOC in Industrial Chem or Chem Eng. Also INDC2003 or CEIC3003. Excludes CEIC4005.
Read more Professional Elective Recommendations for each degree in link. Bioinformatics students must take level 4+ COMP Professional Electives.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC4003 Thesis B 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 & Sustainability
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
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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.