Chemical Engineering

(Honours)
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UAC Code: 
425550
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Assumed: 
HSC Maths Ext. 1 and Physics
T3 Entry: 
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*

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
CHEM1811 Engineering Chemistry 1A The course builds from the quantum mechanical structure of atoms and leads to an understanding of the periodic trends in the properties of the elements.
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.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Students 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.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A Students 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.

Term 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 This course further develops the introduction to the engineering aspects of chemistry started in CHEM1811.
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.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
1st year elective Engineering Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
CEIC2004 Industrial Chemistry for Chemical Engineers Requires CHEM1821 as a prerequisite

Term 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.
General Education General Education You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty.

Term 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 Offered all year round. Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. For Dual Degrees with Physics, this course is a prerequisite for PHYS3112.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC2007 Chemical Engineering Lab A This course is designed to consolidate your understanding of basic principles in chemical engineering.
MATH2018 Engineering Mathematics 2D Available only to students for whom it is specifically required as part of their program. MATH2018 is equivalent to MATH2019.
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E This 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.
General Education General Education You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty.

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC3000 Process Modelling and Analysis Requires MATH2019, MATH2089.
CEIC3001 Adv. Thermodynamics and Separation Requires CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002, CEIC2005.
CEIC3005 Process Plant Design Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC3004 Process Equipment and Design Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002, CEIC3001.
CEIC3006 Process Dynamics and Control Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, MATH2019, MATH2089.
CEIC3007 Chemical Engineering Lab B Develop and extend your skills in designing and executing experimental investigation of chemical engineering problems.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Experience Industrial Training or Exchange Opportunity Gain international exposure and/or industry experience

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC4001 Process Design Project Prerequisite: at least 144 Units taken in Chemical Eng or Industrial Chem programs.
Thesis A Research Thesis (1/3) Research Thesis (1/3)

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Discipline Elective Discipline Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
CEIC4000 Environment & Sustainability This course aims to develop a profound understanding of concepts of environmental and social responsibility and professional ethics.
Thesis B Research Thesis (2/3) Research Thesis (2/3)

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Discipline Elective Discipline Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
Discipline Elective Discipline Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
Thesis C Research Thesis (3/3) Research Thesis (3/3)

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
CHEM1811 Engineering Chemistry 1A The course builds from the quantum mechanical structure of atoms and leads to an understanding of the periodic trends in the properties of the elements.
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.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Students 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.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A Students 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.

Term 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 This course further develops the introduction to the engineering aspects of chemistry started in CHEM1811.
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.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
1st year elective Engineering Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course
CEIC2000 Materials and Energy Systems Requires PHYS1121 or PHY1131 as a prerequisite.
CEIC2001 Fluid and Particle Mechanics Requires PHYS1121 or PHY1131 as a prerequisite.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course
ECON1101 Microeconomics1 In order to understand the workings of markets and the economy, one has to take on an 'economic mindset'. This introductory course covers the fundamental principles that economists use to understand and analyse economic behaviour.
MGMT1001 Managing Organisations & People This course introduces students to the knowledge and skills required to successfully manage organisations and people in a global economy.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course
CEIC2004 Industrial Chemistry for Chemical Engineers Requires CHEM1821 as a prerequisite
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Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E This 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 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 Offered all year round. Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. For Dual Degrees with Physics, this course is a prerequisite for PHYS3112.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course
CEIC2007 Chemical Engineering Lab A This course is designed to consolidate your understanding of basic principles in chemical engineering.
ECON1203 Business and Economic Statistics This course introduces students to basic statistical concepts and methods that are widely used in economics, finance, accountancy, marketing and, more generally, business.

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC3000 Process Modelling and Analysis Requires MATH2019, MATH2089.
CEIC3001 Adv. Thermodynamics and Separation Requires CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002, CEIC2005.
CEIC3005 Process Plant Design Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC3004 Process Equipment and Design Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002, CEIC3001.
CEIC3006 Process Dynamics and Control Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, MATH2019, MATH2089.
CEIC3007 Chemical Engineering Lab B Develop and extend your skills in designing and executing experimental investigation of chemical engineering problems.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Experience Industrial Training or Exchange Opportunity Gain international exposure and/or industry experience

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Thesis A Research Thesis (1/3) Research Thesis (1/3)
CEIC4001 Process Design Project Prerequisite: at least 144 Units taken in Chemical Eng or Industrial Chem programs.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Thesis B Research Thesis (2/3) Research Thesis (2/3)
Discipline Elective Discipline Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
CEIC4000 Environment & Sustainability This course aims to develop a profound understanding of concepts of environmental and social responsibility and professional ethics.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course
Thesis C Research Thesis (3/3) Research Thesis (3/3)

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course

Term 3

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.