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Combining in-depth studies in chemistry, analytical sciences and chemical engineering, this program will put you at the forefront of developing new technologies that could change the world.
You’ll have the science and engineering skills to work on the development of new products from the initial laboratory stage through to large-scale production.
The program covers the application of chemical, physics and biological sciences and technology for the design and improvement of industrial processes.
You’ll learn how to make the processing industries work more efficiently and minimise their environmental impact by using less energy and producing less waste.
Your studies in chemistry will involve hands-on experience, combined with a theoretical understanding of analytical, instrumental, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry.
While your chemical engineering studies will bring together engineering science with engineering practice and design, providing a practical and vocational focus.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
In order to graduate you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer.
Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the engineering industry experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree.
In your final year, you will complete two major projects that are either industry-based or simulate an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem.
Field trips throughout the program will allow you to see first-hand how the industry works. Industry experts also guest lecture throughout the program.
Graduates find work in industries such as:
- agricultural chemicals: agricultural chemicals
- energy: utilities, gas supply, liquid fuels, energy
- sources, fuel cells, resources
- environment: analytical monitoring, water treatment, pollution, site assessment and remediation, recycling, engineering aspects, conservation
- food: quality control, microbiology, wine, oils,
- dairy, food processing and preservation
- pharmaceuticals: medicines, vitamins, drugs, antibiotics, sunscreens, painkillers
- polymers: agricultural chemicals.
Graduates can also work in the process design sector, developing production processes from lab to large-scale. They are well placed to take leadership roles in the development and commercialisation of new chemical products.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia.
Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord.
Graduates are also eligible for graduate membership of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). IChemE is the primary international professional society for the chemical engineer. The program is accredited by IChemE (UK) at the BEng level.
This program is also recognised by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
Program and course information
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The application of chemical, physics and biological sciences and technology for the design and improvement of industrial processes