Chemical Product Engineering (Honours)

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425550
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HSC Maths Ext. 1, Chemistry and Physics
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Bridget Aitkenhead

I love the countless fields where your skills can be applied and recommend UNSW Engineering's industry and career events, as they are a great place to network and explore job prospects.

Bridget Aitkenhead

UNSW Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical Product Engineering) concerns chemical product design, research and product development, and optimisation of chemical and consumer products. Unlike other strands of engineering, chemical product engineers are applied scientists that integrate the needs of consumers into their work. They examine and improve the chemistry of the process itself, develop new materials, and create the products ready for commercialisation and manufacture. Their skillsets apply to multiple fields such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, agricultural chemicals and foods.

With a global focus on engineering, wactively encourage students to broaden their horizons. With international exchange courses in 26 countries at 145 universities, our students can immerse themselves in a new culture and open up career opportunities. Students who study abroad receive credits towards their UNSW Engineering degrees.

Under the mentorship of leading industry partners and research leaders, the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical Product Engineering) aims to nurture technical and entrepreneurial skills. From analysing raw materials to verifying the quality of products, chemical product engineers master the entire development process to tackle global challenges such as water delivery and environmental management.  

Sample Program Outlines*

Year 1

Term 3

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
CHEM1821Engineering Chemisrty 1BThis course further develops the introduction to the engineering aspects of chemistry started in CHEM1811.
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.
COMP1911Computing 1AThis course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
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.
COMP1511Programming FundamentalsAn introduction to problem-solving via programming, which aims to have students develop proficiency in using a high level programming language.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreL1 ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
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.
CHEM2041Analytical Chemistry: Essential MethodsRequires CHEM1821 as a prerequisite.

 

Year 2

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MATH2089Numerical Methods and StatsPrerequisite: MATH1231/41. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2301 and MATH2801 instead of MATH2089.
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
CEIC2002Heat and Mass TransferRequires CEIC2001 as a prerequisite.
CEIC2005Chemical Reaction EngineeringRequires CEIC2000 as a prerequisite.
CHEM2021Organic Chemistry: Mech and BiomolRequires CHEM1011 and CHEM1021 or CHEM1031 and CHEM1041 or CHEM1051 and CHEM1061 as prerequisites.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CHEM2031Inorganic Chemistry: The ElementsRequires CHEM1011 and CHEM1021 or CHEM1041 and CHEM1051 as prerequisites
Read moreGeneral EducationGeneral Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.
MATH2018Engineering Mathematics 2D 
MATH2019Engineering Mathematics 2E 

 

Year 3

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CHEM3021Organic Chemistry: Strategies For SynthesisThis course complements and develops further the concepts presented in CHEM2021.
CEIC3001Adv. Thermodynamics and SeparationRequires CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002, CEIC2005.
CEIC3005Process Plant DesignPre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002. DESN2000 will replace CEIC3005 in 2021.

 

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreGeneral EducationGeneral Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.
POLY3000Polymer ScienceRequires CHEM2021 or CEIC2004 as a prerequisite.
Read moreGeneral EducationGeneral Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.

 

Term 3

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

 

Year 4

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
CEIC4007Product Design Project Thesis AIn CEIC4007 students will identify product needs and map opportunities for a commercial chemical product development effort.
CEIC6711Complex Fluids Microstructure and RheologyThis course the structuresthat molecules form in complex fluids and will look at the large-scale consequences of these structures. Pre-requisite: CEIC2001 or FOOD1360. Excludes FOOD9101

 

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CEIC4000Environment & SustainabilityThis course aims to develop a profound understanding of concepts of environmental and social responsibility and professional ethics.
CEIC4008Product Design Project Thesis BIn CEIC4008, students will prototype and develop their ideas for a commercially viable chemical product. Pre-requisite: CEIC4007
CEIC8204Topics in Business Management in Chemical EngineeringThe aims of this course are to introduce issues which affect business decisions encountered by management in the chemical industry. In addition, there will be a project component on an individual study basis
ELEC4445Entrepreneurial EngineeringA course to make students familiar with the process of setting up new ventures in an engineering context.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreDiscipline ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
Read moreDiscipline ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.

 

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.
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 moreGeneral EducationGeneral Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.

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.
CHEM1821Engineering Chemisrty 1BThis course further develops the introduction to the engineering aspects of chemistry started in CHEM1811.
Read moreL1 ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
COMP1911Computing 1AThis course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
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.
COMP1511Programming FundamentalsAn introduction to problem-solving via programming, which aims to have students develop proficiency in using a high level programming language.
Read moreGeneral EducationGeneral Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.
MATH2018Engineering Mathematics 2D 
MATH2019Engineering Mathematics 2E 

Year 3

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CHEM2041Analytical Chemistry: Essential MethodsRequires CHEM1821 as a prerequisite.
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.

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CEIC2002Heat and Mass TransferRequires CEIC2001 as a prerequisite.
CEIC2005Chemical Reaction EngineeringRequires CEIC2000 as a prerequisite.
CHEM2021Organic Chemistry: Mech and BiomolRequires CHEM1011 and CHEM1021 or CHEM1031 and CHEM1041 or CHEM1051 and CHEM1061 as prerequisites.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CHEM2031Inorganic Chemistry: The ElementsRequires CHEM1011 and CHEM1021 or CHEM1041 and CHEM1051 as prerequisites
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
Read moreDiscipline ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.

Year 4

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CHEM3021Organic Chemistry: Strategies For SynthesisThis course complements and develops further the concepts presented in CHEM2021.
CEIC3005Process Plant DesignPre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002. DESN2000 will be replacing CEIC3005 FROM 2021.
CEIC3001Adv. Thermodynamics and SeparationRequires CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002, CEIC2005.

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
POLY3000Polymer ScienceRequires CHEM2021 or CEIC2004 as a prerequisite.
CEIC4000Environment & SustainabilityThis course aims to develop a profound understanding of concepts of environmental and social responsibility and professional ethics.
Read moreDiscipline ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.

 

Term 3

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

Year 5

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CEIC4007Product Design Project Thesis AIn CEIC4007 students will identify product needs and map opportunities for a commercial chemical product development effort.
CEIC6711Complex Fluids Microstructure and RheologyThis course the structuresthat molecules form in complex fluids and will look at the large-scale consequences of these structures. Pre-requisite: CEIC2001 or FOOD1360. Excludes FOOD9101
Read moreDiscipline ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CEIC4008Product Design Project Thesis BIn CEIC4008, students will prototype and develop their ideas for a commercially viable chemical product. Pre-requisite: CEIC4007
CEIC8204Topics in Business Management in Chemical EngineeringThe aims of this course are to introduce issues which affect business decisions encountered by management in the chemical industry. In addition, there will be a project component on an individual study basis
ELEC4445Entrepreneurial EngineeringA course to make students familiar with the process of setting up new ventures in an engineering context.

* 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