Industrial Chemistry

(Honours) (N.B. Will be replaced by Chemical Product Engineering from T1 2019)
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UAC Code: 
425550
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Assumed: 
HSC Maths Ext. 1, Chemistry and Physics
T3 Entry: 
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

What's it all about?

■  This degree involves researching, developing and improving properties of products we use every day through the selection of raw materials, the design of chemical processes and improving the conditions for production. It's about taking projects from inception as a research proposal, through product development and on to commercialisation and manufacture.

What does it include?

■  You'll learn how to apply your knowledge in chemical engineering and chemistry to optimise complex chemical processes in environmental management, general industry and services like water delivery. You'll master the entire process, extrapolating small scale, laboratory chemistry into large, industrial scale production. To get work ready, you'll apply these skills through 60 days of approved industry training.

Where will you work?

■  Industrial chemists make use of their broad understanding of chemistry and environmental sustainability at pharmaceutical companies, in polymer manufacturing, petrochemical processing, in the manufacturing industries and in food science. Yet they can also be found in the most unexpected places; like challenging the norm in cutting edge research.

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 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.

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.
Read more Engineering Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
CHEM2041 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.
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 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC2005 Chemical Reaction Engineering Requires CEIC2000 as a prerequisite.
CEIC2002 Heat and Mass Transfer Requires CEIC2001 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
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.
MATH2018 Engineering Mathematics 2D Available only to students for whom it is specifically required as part of their program. MATH2018 is equivalent to MATH2019.

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
CHEM3021 Organic Chemisrty: 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.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
POLY3000 Polymer Science Requires CHEM2021 or CEIC2004 as a prerequisite.
Read more General Education You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty.
Read more General Education You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty.

Term 3

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

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
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
CEIC4007 Product Design Project Thesis A In CEIC4007 students will identify product needs and map opportunities for a commercial chemical product development effort.
Read more Discipline Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.

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
CEIC4000 Environment & Sustainability This course aims to develop a profound understanding of concepts of environmental and social responsibility and professional ethics.
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 Recommendations for different degrees in link.
Read more Discipline Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.

* 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.