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Chemical engineering science, practice, and design are combined with core management principles to give you the ability to work at all levels of industry.
Many engineers quickly move into positions of management within organisations. This double degree will give you an advantage, allowing you to advance into positions of responsibility and influence. A business degree will prepare you to operate in a complex financial system - something often associated with large engineering projects.
The focus of this program is on industrial application, so fundamental engineering and management courses are linked to real situations.
Your chemical engineering studies will cover the application of chemical, physics and biological sciences and technology for the 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.
Management studies will provide a thorough core of knowledge related to the roles and functions of business management. Managers deal with a range of complex issues, including wider economic and social factors.
As part of this program you’ll have the opportunity to design creative solutions through inspiring and sustainable design-and-build projects, as well as taking part in the Engineers Without Borders Challenge - a humanitarian-focused course offered in all RMIT engineering degrees.
To ensure you graduate job-ready, you’ll also have an opportunity to undertake a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, group discussions, and syndicate work.
You'll 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.
There are opportunities for you to spend a week in a process industry in third year and learn about the roles of chemical engineers.
In the final year of your studies you'll undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. Combining and further developing the key theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for your field - as defined by Engineers Australia - you’ll work with industry leaders to solve a project challenge.
Before graduating from this program, you are strongly encouraged to 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. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms.
Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work 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.
Your degree will be recognised around the world, and many Australian companies provide the opportunity for engineers to travel. In Australia, the major areas of employment are in:
- chemical, petroleum and petrochemicals
- the food industry
- environmental management and pollution control
- biomaterials and diagnostic agents
- pharmaceuticals and vaccines
- electricity and gas
- project design and consulting
A chemical engineering graduate can work in areas from process and project engineering to marketing or research.
Graduates have gone on to work at a range of organisations including:
- Rio Tinto
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice.
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.
The Institution of Chemical Engineers, based in UK, is the primary international professional society for the chemical engineer. The double degree is accredited by IChemE (UK) at the MEng level.
RMIT encourages you to aspire to a global career, not just a local one, and as an engineering student you’ll have a range of global opportunities.
Through partner organisations in Europe, Asia and the United States, the RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) offers workplace training and academic research placements of between six and 12 months.
You can spend one or two semesters in universities in Canada, the USA, Mexico, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, China or Korea. You can also undertake industry work experience with some of the world's leading companies in Europe.
There are also opportunities to study abroad through Education Abroad.
Program and course information
Double up to get you ahead in your career
This double degree combines technical knowledge in chemical engineering with the core skills you'll need to be a successful manager.