Chemical Product Engineering (Honours)

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UAC Code: 
425550
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Assumed: 
HSC Maths Ext. 1, Chemistry and Physics
Intake term 1: 
Yes
Intake term 2: 
Yes
Intake term 3: 
Yes
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 code Course name Notes
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.
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 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.

 

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
CHEM1821 Engineering Chemisrty 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.
COMP1911 Computing 1A This course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
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.
COMP1511 Programming Fundamentals An introduction to problem-solving via programming, which aims to have students develop proficiency in using a high level programming language.

 

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Read more L1 Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.
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.
CHEM2041 Analytical Chemistry: Essential Methods Requires CHEM1821 as a prerequisite.

 

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2301 and MATH2801 instead of MATH2089.
CEIC2000 Materials and Energy Systems Requires PHYS1121 or PHYS1131 as a prerequisite.
CEIC2001 Fluid and Particle Mechanics Requires PHYS1121 or PHY1131 as a prerequisite.

 

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.
CHEM2021 Organic Chemistry: Mech and Biomol Requires CHEM1011 and CHEM1021 or CHEM1031 and CHEM1041 or CHEM1051 and CHEM1061 as prerequisites.

 

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
CHEM2031 Inorganic Chemistry: The Elements Requires CHEM1011 and CHEM1021 or CHEM1041 and CHEM1051 as prerequisites
Read more General Education General Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.
MATH2018 Engineering Mathematics 2D  
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E  

 

Year 3

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
CHEM3021 Organic Chemistry: Strategies For Synthesis This course complements and develops further the concepts presented in CHEM2021.
CEIC3001 Adv. Thermodynamics and Separation Requires CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002, CEIC2005.
CEIC3005 Process Plant Design Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002. DESN2000 will replace CEIC3005 in 2021.

 

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Read more General Education General Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.
POLY3000 Polymer Science Requires CHEM2021 or CEIC2004 as a prerequisite.
Read more General Education General Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.

 

Term 3

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

 

Year 4

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.
CEIC4007 Product Design Project Thesis A In CEIC4007 students will identify product needs and map opportunities for a commercial chemical product development effort.
CEIC6711 Complex Fluids Microstructure and Rheology This 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 code Course name Notes
CEIC4000 Environment & Sustainability This course aims to develop a profound understanding of concepts of environmental and social responsibility and professional ethics.
CEIC4008 Product Design Project Thesis B In CEIC4008, students will prototype and develop their ideas for a commercially viable chemical product. Pre-requisite: CEIC4007
CEIC8204 Topics in Business Management in Chemical Engineering The 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
ELEC4445 Entrepreneurial Engineering A course to make students familiar with the process of setting up new ventures in an engineering context.

 

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Discipline Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.
Read more Discipline Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.

 

Year 1

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.
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.
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.

Year 2

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.
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 General Education General Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2301 and MATH2801 instead of MATH2089.
CHEM1821 Engineering Chemisrty 1B This course further develops the introduction to the engineering aspects of chemistry started in CHEM1811.
Read more L1 Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.

 

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
COMP1911 Computing 1A This course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
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.
COMP1511 Programming Fundamentals An introduction to problem-solving via programming, which aims to have students develop proficiency in using a high level programming language.
Read more General Education General Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.
MATH2018 Engineering Mathematics 2D  
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E  

Year 3

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
CHEM2041 Analytical Chemistry: Essential Methods Requires CHEM1821 as a prerequisite.
CEIC2000 Materials and Energy Systems Requires PHYS1121 or PHYS1131 as a prerequisite.
CEIC2001 Applied PV In this course you learn about photovaoltaic panels and system deisgn for solar systems.

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.
CHEM2021 Organic Chemistry: Mech and Biomol Requires CHEM1011 and CHEM1021 or CHEM1031 and CHEM1041 or CHEM1051 and CHEM1061 as prerequisites.

 

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
CHEM2031 Inorganic Chemistry: The Elements Requires CHEM1011 and CHEM1021 or CHEM1041 and CHEM1051 as prerequisites
Read more Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.
Read more Discipline Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.

Year 4

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
CHEM3021 Organic Chemistry: Strategies For Synthesis This course complements and develops further the concepts presented in CHEM2021.
CEIC3005 Process Plant Design Pre-requisites: CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002. DESN2000 will be replacing CEIC3005 FROM 2021.
CEIC3001 Adv. Thermodynamics and Separation Requires CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002, CEIC2005.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
POLY3000 Polymer Science Requires CHEM2021 or CEIC2004 as a prerequisite.
CEIC4000 Environment & Sustainability This course aims to develop a profound understanding of concepts of environmental and social responsibility and professional ethics.
Read more Discipline Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.

 

Term 3

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

Year 5

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC4007 Product Design Project Thesis A In CEIC4007 students will identify product needs and map opportunities for a commercial chemical product development effort.
CEIC6711 Complex Fluids Microstructure and Rheology This 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 more Discipline Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC4008 Product Design Project Thesis B In CEIC4008, students will prototype and develop their ideas for a commercially viable chemical product. Pre-requisite: CEIC4007
CEIC8204 Topics in Business Management in Chemical Engineering The 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
ELEC4445 Entrepreneurial Engineering A 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