Chemical Engineering

(Honours)
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UAC Code: 
425550
Assumed: 
HSC Maths Ext. 1 and Physics
Intake term 1: 
Yes
Intake term 2: 
Yes
Intake term 3: 
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

UNSW Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) studies the conversion of raw materials into useful and marketable products like fuels, foodswine, polymers and pharmaceuticals. The degree is supplemented with key training in management, quality control, critical analysis and economics.

Over the four years, students will learn to design and develop chemical processes and equipment and look into environmental issues and pollution control. It involves controlling and optimising the systems and equipment used in chemical, industrial, biological and environmental processes. UNSW students are strategists and operation managers, taking projects through from inception to actionable information and execution.

UNSW Engineering has close links to key figures and companies in the engineering industry. All our students undertake industrial training for 60-80 days, as part of their undergraduate degrees. This means that students graduate with first-hand experience in a professional organisation while being exposed to a range of networking opportunities and engineering in design, analysis, experimental and on-site activities.

UNSW Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) is industry accredited by the IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers). Our chemical engineers leave UNSW with a distinguished qualification, valuable across a range of different industries such as design and construction, energy and fuels, government, law and mining.  

Sample Program Outlines*

Year 1

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MATH1131Maths 1AStudents have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
MATH1141Higher Maths 1AStudents have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
ENGG1000Engineering Design and InnovationA team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
CHEM1811Engineering Chemistry 1AThe course builds from the quantum mechanical structure of atoms and leads to an understanding of the periodic trends in the properties of the elements.

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MATH1231Maths 1BPrerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241Higher Maths 1BStudents 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.
ENGG1811Computing for EngineersThis course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management.
CHEM1821Engineering Chemisrty 1BThis course further develops the introduction to the engineering aspects of chemistry started in CHEM1811.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreL1 ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
CEIC2004Industrial Chemistry for Chemical EngineersRequires CHEM1821 as a prerequisite. DESN2000 will replace CEIC2004 in 2021.
PHYS1121Physics 1AAssumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131.
PHYS1131Higher Physics 1ACovers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.

Year 2

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreGeneral EducationGeneral Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.
CEIC2000Materials and Energy SystemsRequires PHYS1121 or PHYS1131 as a prerequisite.
CEIC2001Fluid and Particle MechanicsRequires PHYS1121 or PHY1131 as a prerequisite.

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MATH2089Numerical Methods and StatsPrerequisite: MATH1231/41. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2301 and MATH2801 instead of MATH2089.
CEIC2002Heat and Mass TransferRequires CEIC2001 as a prerequisite.
CEIC2005Chemical Reaction EngineeringRequires CEIC2000 as a prerequisite.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MATH2019Engineering Mathematics 2EThis course is a prerequisite for MMAN2300 and MMAN3200. Students enrolled in a Dual Degree with Physics will need to complete MATH2121 (or MATH2221 if you want the more challenging course) instead of MATH2019.
CEIC2007Chemical Engineering Lab AThis course is designed to consolidate your understanding of basic principles in chemical engineering.
Read moreGeneral EducationGeneral Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.

Year 3

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CEIC3000Process Modelling and AnalysisRequires MATH2019, MATH2089.
CEIC3001Adv. Thermodynamics and SeparationRequires CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002, CEIC2005.
CEIC3005Process Plant DesignPre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002.

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CEIC3004Process Equipment and DesignPre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002, CEIC3001.
CEIC3006Process Dynamics and ControlPre-requisites: CEIC2000, MATH2019, MATH2089.
CEIC3007Chemical Engineering Lab BDevelop and extend your skills in designing and executing experimental investigation of chemical engineering problems.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreIndustrial Training or Exchange OpportunityGain international exposure and/or industry experience

Year 4

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CEIC4951Research Thesis A 
CEIC4001Process Design ProjectPrerequisite: at least 144 Units taken in Chemical Eng or Industrial Chem programs. This course is 12UOC.

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
CEIC4952Research Thesis B 
CEIC4000Environment & SustainabilityThis course aims to develop a profound understanding of concepts of environmental and social responsibility and professional ethics.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
CEIC4953Research Thesis C 

Year 1

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
PHYS1121Physics 1AAssumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131.
PHYS1131Higher Physics 1ACovers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
MATH1131Maths 1AStudents have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
MATH1141Higher Maths 1AStudents have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
ENGG1000Engineering Design and InnovationA team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.

Year 2

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CHEM1811Engineering Chemistry 1AThe course builds from the quantum mechanical structure of atoms and leads to an understanding of the periodic trends in the properties of the elements.
ENGG1811Computing for EngineersThis course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management.
Read moreGeneral EducationGeneral Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MATH1231Maths 1BPrerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241Higher Maths 1BStudents 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 moreL1 ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
CHEM1821Engineering Chemisrty 1BThis course further develops the introduction to the engineering aspects of chemistry started in CHEM1811.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CEIC2004Industrial Chemistry for Chemical EngineersRequires CHEM1821 as a prerequisite. DESN2000 will be replacing CEIC2004 from 2021.
CEIC2007Chemical Engineering Lab AThis course is designed to consolidate your understanding of basic principles in chemical engineering.
Read moreGeneral EducationGeneral Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.

Year 3

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CEIC2000Materials and Energy SystemsRequires PHYS1121 or PHYS1131 as a prerequisite.
CEIC2001Applied PVIn this course you learn about photovaoltaic panels and system deisgn for solar systems.
MATH2019Engineering Mathematics 2EThis course is a prerequisite for MMAN2300 and MMAN3200. Students enrolled in a Dual Degree with Physics will need to complete MATH2121 (or MATH2221 if you want the more challenging course) instead of MATH2019.

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CEIC2002Heat and Mass TransferRequires CEIC2001 as a prerequisite.
CEIC2005Chemical Reaction EngineeringRequires CEIC2000 as a prerequisite.
MATH2089Numerical Methods and StatsPrerequisite: MATH1231/41. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2301 and MATH2801 instead of MATH2089.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreIndustrial Training or Exchange OpportunityGain international exposure and/or industry experience

Year 4

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CEIC3000Process Modelling and AnalysisRequires MATH2019, MATH2089.
CEIC3001Adv. Thermodynamics and SeparationRequires CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002, CEIC2005.
CEIC3005Process Plant DesignPre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002.

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CEIC3004Process Equipment and DesignPre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002, CEIC3001.
CEIC3006Process Dynamics and ControlPre-requisites: CEIC2000, MATH2019, MATH2089.
CEIC3007Chemical Engineering Lab BDevelop and extend your skills in designing and executing experimental investigation of chemical engineering problems.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
CEIC4951Research Thesis A 
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.

Year 5

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CEIC4001Process Design ProjectPrerequisite: at least 144 Units taken in Chemical Eng or Industrial Chem programs. This course is 12UOC.
CEIC4952Research Thesis B 

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CEIC4000Environment & SustainabilityThis course aims to develop a profound understanding of concepts of environmental and social responsibility and professional ethics.
CEIC4953Research Thesis C 
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.

* 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.

Last updated 30/8/19