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Chemical engineers come up with the best ways to convert raw matter—like minerals or oils—into products we can use. They design renewable energy solutions, new and improved medicines, chemical plants, cosmetics and food factories.

The University of Adelaide is the only South Australian university in the world’s top 50 for Computer Science and Engineering*.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Chemical) is interactive from the very first year. You’ll work with award-winning and industry-connected researchers and teachers as you:

  • use knowledge and skills from engineering, chemistry, maths and biology to produce chemicals, fuel, drugs, and food
  • learn how results in the lab scale up for commercial production
  • undertake projects with external groups such as Engineers Without Borders
  • benefit from tours, projects, and placements with companies like PepsiCo, Smiths Crisps, Jurlique, and BHP
  • complete an eight-week practical experience.

Majors are available in:

Where could it take you?

You could come up with better ways to control air pollution or turn saltwater into fresh water. You might work alongside craft beer brewers. Perhaps you’ll mass-produce a biodegradable version of plastic or move into the exciting world of tissue engineering.  

*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019

 

  • For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2020 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program. I am a:

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ATARLowest ATAR to receive an offer Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer

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Recent Secondary EducationPrerequisitesHigher Education StudyVocational Education and Training (VET) studyWork and life experience

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied from 2017 onwards. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies), Specialist Mathematics and Chemistry. IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3, Chemistry (SL grade 4/ HL grade 3) Unsure if you will meet prerequisites or ATAR? Check out our Engineering Pathway. MathTrackX is an online bridging program available as a recognised alternative to Mathematical Methods.
You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2021. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2021 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2020 or 2019), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2019). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.

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Selection Criteria Australian Year 12 English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide

Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
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Qualifications that meet minimum English requirementsA range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirementsAcademic Entry Requirements Other Qualifications

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Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Pathway Programs

Prerequisites Australian Year 12 International Qualifications

SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied from 2017 onwards. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies), Specialist Mathematics and Chemistry. IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3, Chemistry (SL grade 4/ HL grade 3) Unsure if you will meet prerequisites or ATAR? Check out our Engineering Pathway. MathTrackX is an online bridging program available as a recognised alternative to Mathematical Methods.
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  • International applicants
    International student place: $44,500
    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

  • Career ReadinessThe Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) provides graduates with the skills and knowledge for careers with national and global companies across a variety of dynamic settings. Our graduates have been employed across a range of industries including:
  • winemaking
  • petrochemicals (e.g. oil refining and natural gas processing)
  • industrial bulk chemicals industries (e.g. production of chlorine and explosives)
  • plastic and rubber products industries (e.g. production of polymers from raw materials such as oil or wood, production of items from polymers ranging from cling film to rainwater tanks to high performance products for building, automotive and aerospace applications)
  • mining and minerals processing (e.g. concentrating minerals, production of iron ore, steel, aluminium, uranium and similar from minerals)
  • environmental engineering (e.g. air pollution control, water and wastewater treatment, waste disposal, resource management)
  • semiconductors and microelectronics (e.g. production of computer memory and central processing units, flatscreen televisions)
  • nanotechnology (e.g. production of nanoporous materials for catalysis, separations and energy storage)
  • management consulting (e.g. engineering business and financial management).
  • Many chemical engineers go on to manage companies, or even start their own businesses.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Industry PlacementProfessional Accreditation The degree programme has been accredited by IChemE.Potential careers

    Materials Engineer, Minerals Processing Engineer, Natural Resource Manager, Chemical Engineer, Organic Chemical Engineer, Composites Engineer, Petrochemical Engineer, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Power Distribution Engineer, Power Generation Engineer, Process Engineer, Product Engineer, Product Manager, Quality Control Engineer, Quantum Materials Engineer, Energy Engineer, Engineer, Solar Design Engineer, Food Engineer, Space Scientist, Sustainable Energy Engineer, Systems Engineer, ...

  • A Study Overseas experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via Study Overseas, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find available opportunities visit Study Overseas.

    Study Overseas ExperienceIt is recommended that students in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) program study overseas during levels 2 and 3. Both semester and year-long exchange is possible. To discuss your options further, please contact the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences.
  • The first two years of the academic program are spent developing an understanding of the foundation subjects of chemical engineering, which are increasingly put into practice in the third and fourth years via major design, research and experimental projects.A major is a great way to specialise and pursue topics of interest without narrowing future career options. All graduates of this degree—irrespective of their major—qualify as chemical engineers, and can pursue a career in any specialist field within the profession. Majors are available across the following areas: Minerals Processing, Pharmaceutical Engineering and Renewable Energy.Students are required to complete eight weeks of approved practical experience.Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    The first two years of the academic program are spent developing an understanding of the foundation subjects of chemical engineering, which are increasingly put into practice in the third and fourth years via major design, research and experimental projects. Students are required to complete eight weeks of approved practical experience.Areas of Specialisation

    Majors

    A major is a great way to specialise and pursue topics of interest without narrowing future career options. All graduates of this degree—irrespective of their major—qualify as chemical engineers, and can pursue a career in any specialist field within the profession.Majors are available across the following areas:Minerals ProcessingThe Minerals Processing major explores the science and technology of extracting minerals from raw mined material, and converting them into products such as iron, steel, aluminium, copper, gold and uranium. Graduates can work in a range of roles across the resources industry.Pharmaceutical EngineeringPharmaceutical engineering involves the design, development, and operation of process systems to produce pharmaceuticals.Pharmaceutical engineers contribute to the production of pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, vaccines, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, cosmeceuticals and related products.Renewable EnergyThis major is for students interested in the production of renewable energy products. Graduates acquire the knowledge and skills required to improve and design groundbreaking processes that are technically, economically, and environmentally sound.Example Study PlanAssessmentAssessment can vary from course to course and can include a combination of class work, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, quizzes, project work and exams.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020

"I had a passion for maths and science and wanted to study engineering but didn’t know which area to pursue, I attended many talks given by the Engineering faculty which helped clarify what opportunities were available. I chose to study Petroleum Engineer and I have gained a position in this field. Working onsite you get to see what you have planned and designed in the office and how it works in the field."

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