Industrial Chemistry

(Honours)
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UAC Code: 
425550
GE
92
Assumed: 
HSC Maths Ext. 1, Chemistry and Physics
Sem 2 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*

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
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.
CHEM1011 Chemistry A This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry. Assumed knowledge equivalent to year 11 chemistry or CHEM1001. CHEM1131 or MATS1101 are acceptable alternatives for CHEM1011.
CHEM1031 Higher Chemistry A This course covers the same material as CHEM1011, but has additional material covering the structure of molecules, applications of intermolecular forces in industry and biology, and a more advanced treatment of the theory of chemical bonding.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1 Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.

Semester 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.
CHEM1021 Chemistry B Course deals with a range of fundamental concepts in chemistry, biology and material science. It enables students to develop a deeper knowledge of Chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM1011 or CHEM1031.
CHEM1041 Higher Chemistry B Prerequisite: CHEM1031, or CHEM1011 with a credit or above.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
Read more Engineering Elective It is recommended but not essential that students undertake CEIC1000. Alternatively, students may undertake an elective from the Engineering Electives list.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC2000 Materials and Energy Systems Requires PHYS1121 or PHYS1131 as a prerequisite
CEIC2001 Fluid and Particle Mechanics Requires PHYS1121 or PHYS1131 as a prerequisite
MATH2019 Engineering Maths 2E Requires MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251 as a prerequisite
CHEM2041 Analytical Chemistry Requires CHEM10x1 and MATH10x1/MATH11x1/MATH12x1

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
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
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Requires MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251 as a prerequisite
CEIC2002 Heat and Mass Transfer Requires CEIC2001 as a prerequisite

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CHEM3021 Organic Chemistry Requires CHEM2021 as a prerequisite
INDC3002 Environmental Science and Tech Requires CEIC2000 and CHEM2021 as prerequisites
POLY3000 Polymer Science Requires CHEM2021 or CEIC2004 as a prerequisite
INDC3001 Applied Industrial Chemistry Requires CEIC2000, CEIC2021, MATH2089 as prerequisites

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC3006 Process Dynamics and Control Requires CEIC2000, MATH2019, MATH2089 as prerequisites
CHEM2031 Inorganic Chemistry: The Elements Requires CHEM1011 and CHEM1021 or CHEM1041 and CHEM1051 as prerequisites
Read more General Education You can not select a General Education course from within your own faculty
Read more General Education You can not select a General Education course from within your own faculty

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC4001 Process Design Project This is a 12 UOC subject.
CEIC4002 Thesis A At least 144 UOC taken in Industrial Chemistry or Chemical Engineering in addition to INDC2003 or CEIC3003 is required as a prerequisite to this course
Read more Discipline Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC4003 Thesis B Prerequisite: at least 144 Units taken in Chemical Eng or Industrial Chem programs May be replaced with Advance Thesis. Students undertaking the advance thesis option need permission from their supervisor and will replace CEIC4003 and 6 units of Discipline Electives with CEIC4006 Advance thesis (12 units).
CEIC4000 Environment and Sustainability
Read more Discipline Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives.
Read more Discipline Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
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.
CHEM1011 Chemistry A This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry. Assumed knowledge equivalent to year 11 chemistry or CHEM1001. CHEM1131 or MATS1101 are acceptable alternatives for CHEM1011.
CHEM1031 Higher Chemistry A This course covers the same material as CHEM1011, but has additional material covering the structure of molecules, applications of intermolecular forces in industry and biology, and a more advanced treatment of the theory of chemical bonding.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1 Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.

Semester 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.
CHEM1021 Chemistry B Course deals with a range of fundamental concepts in chemistry, biology and material science. It enables students to develop a deeper knowledge of Chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM1011 or CHEM1031.
CHEM1041 Higher Chemistry B Prerequisite: CHEM1031, or CHEM1011 with a credit or above.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
Read more Engineering Elective It is recommended but not essential that students undertake CEIC1000. Alternatively, students may undertake an elective from the Engineering Electives list.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC2001 Fluid and Particle Mechanics Requires PHYS1121 or PHYS1131 as a prerequisite
CEIC2000 Material and Energy Systems Requires PHYS1121 or PHYS1131 as a prerequisite
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Statistics Requires MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251 as a prerequisite
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Semester 2

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Semester 1

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Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2019 Engineering Maths 2E Requires MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251 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
CHEM2041 Analytical Chemistry Requires CHEM10x1 and MATH10x1/MATH11x1/MATH12x1

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
INDC3002 Environmental Science and Tech Requires CEIC2000 and CHEM2021 as prerequisites
POLY3000 Polymer Science Requires CHEM2021 or CEIC2004 as a prerequisite
CHEM3021 Organic Chemistry Requires CHEM2021 as a prerequisite
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Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC2002 Heat and Mass Transfer Requires CEIC2001 as a prerequisite
CHEM2031 Inorganic Chemistry: The Elements Requires CHEM1011 and CHEM1021 or CHEM1041 and CHEM1051 as prerequisites
CEIC3006 Process Dynamics and Control Requires CEIC2000, MATH2019, MATH2089 as prerequisites
INDC3001 Applied Industrial Chemistry Requires CEIC2000, CEIC2021, MATH2089 as prerequisites

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC4001 Process Design Project This is a 12 UOC subject.
CEIC4002 Thesis A At least 144 UOC taken in Industrial Chemistry or Chemical Engineering in addition to INDC2003 or CEIC3003 is required as a prerequisite to this course
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Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC4003 Thesis B Prerequisite: at least 144 Units taken in Chemical Eng or Industrial Chem programs May be replaced with Advance Thesis. Students undertaking the advance thesis option need permission from their supervisor and will replace CEIC4003 and 6 units of Discipline Electives with CEIC4006 Advance thesis (12 units).
CEIC4000 Environment and Sustainability
Read more Discipline Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives.
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Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
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Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
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.
CHEM1011 Chemistry A This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry. Assumed knowledge equivalent to year 11 chemistry or CHEM1001. CHEM1131 or MATS1101 are acceptable alternatives for CHEM1011.
CHEM1031 Higher Chemistry A This course covers the same material as CHEM1011, but has additional material covering the structure of molecules, applications of intermolecular forces in industry and biology, and a more advanced treatment of the theory of chemical bonding.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1 Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.

Semester 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.
CHEM1021 Chemistry B Course deals with a range of fundamental concepts in chemistry, biology and material science. It enables students to develop a deeper knowledge of Chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM1011 or CHEM1031.
CHEM1041 Higher Chemistry B Prerequisite: CHEM1031, or CHEM1011 with a credit or above.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
Read more Engineering Elective It is recommended but not essential that students undertake CEIC1000. Alternatively, students may undertake an elective from the Engineering Electives list.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC2001 Fluid and Particle Mechanics Requires PHYS1121 or PHYS1131 as a prerequisite
CEIC2000 Material and Energy Systems Requires PHYS1121 or PHYS1131 as a prerequisite
MATH2019 Engineering Maths 2E Requires MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251 as a prerequisite
CHEM2041 Analytical Chemistry Requires CHEM10x1 and MATH10x1/MATH11x1/MATH12x1

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
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
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Statistics Requires MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251 as a prerequisite
Read more Science course Refer to UNSW Science or view the UNSW handbook

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CHEM3021 Organic Chemistry Requires CHEM2021 as a prerequisite
INDC3002 Environmental Science and Tech Requires CEIC2000 and CHEM2021 as prerequisites
POLY3000 Polymer Science Requires CHEM2021 or CEIC2004 as a prerequisite
Read more Science Course Refer to UNSW Science or view the UNSW handbook

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC3006 Process Dynamics and Control Requires CEIC2000, MATH2019, MATH2089 as prerequisites
CHEM2031 Inorganic Chemistry: The Elements Requires CHEM1011 and CHEM1021 or CHEM1041 and CHEM1051 as prerequisites
INDC3001 Applied Industrial Chemistry Requires CEIC2000, CEIC2021, MATH2089 as prerequisites
CEIC2002 Heat and Mass Transfer Requires CEIC2001 as a prerequisite

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Science course Refer to UNSW Science or view the UNSW handbook
Read more Science course Refer to UNSW Science or view the UNSW handbook
Read more Science course Refer to UNSW Science or view the UNSW handbook
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Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Science course Refer to UNSW Science or view the UNSW handbook
Read more Science course Refer to UNSW Science or view the UNSW handbook
Read more Science course Refer to UNSW Science or view the UNSW handbook
Read more Science course Refer to UNSW Science or view the UNSW handbook

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC4001 Process Design Project This is a 12 UOC subject.
CEIC4002 Thesis A At least 144 UOC taken in Industrial Chemistry or Chemical Engineering in addition to INDC2003 or CEIC3003 is required as a prerequisite to this course
Read more Discipline Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC4003 Thesis B May be replaced with Advance Thesis. Students undertaking the advance thesis option need permission from their supervisor and will replace CEIC4003 and 6 units of Discipline Electives with CEIC4006 Advance thesis (12 units).
CEIC4000 Environment and Sustainability
Read more Science course Refer to UNSW Science or view the UNSW handbook
Read more Science course Refer to UNSW Science or view the UNSW handbook

* 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.