This course builds on your chemistry, biochemistry and mathematics knowledge so that you understand the process of operating and designing chemical plants with an emphasis on how this may be applied and has relevance in the pharmaceutical industry.
Majority of first year subjects are completed by all engineering students encompassing general science, mathematics and computer aided design. In the BH122 program you will also expand your knowledge in chemistry and biology. In the second semester you are introduced to chemical engineering and the role of chemical engineers in different industry sectors and society. .
All engineering students will also study a Professional Engineering Practice course, incorporating a humanitarian-focused Engineers Without Borders Challenge. You’ll have the opportunity to extend this aspect of your studies by completing an Engineers Without Borders elective, enabling you to experience humanitarian engineering first-hand.
You are introduced to the fundamentals of chemical engineering (mass and energy balances) and the design of chemical processes. You’ll develop your knowledge of core chemical engineering areas such as reaction engineering and heat transfer. You are introduced to fundamental knowledge on biochemistry and microbiology.
Your core chemical engineering learning in thermodynamics, fluid flow and chemical engineering principles continues. You are introduced to the principles of pharmacology
Years 4 and 5
You’ll hone your skills in environmental, safety and economic analysis of processes, design of process equipment, and control schemes. Your core chemical engineering skills are now consolidated and applied in major process design and research projects. You extend your knowledge of biochemistry and pharmacology to drug regulations and testing.
Your final-year (capstone) project will develop and reinforce the skills and knowledge you need - as defined by Engineers Australia - to commence your professional engineering career. You may have the opportunity to present your project at EnGenius, an end of year student showcase event.
You’ll also complete a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective in Year 2, 3 or 4.