Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours) / Bachelor of Business (Management)

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Course details

CRICOS course code: 079628M

Level of study: Undergraduate


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 degree 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 your studies, 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.

You’ll also have an opportunity to undertake a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective.


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.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
44,376 Per Year Expected Feb 2023
Expected Jul 2023
5 years
Full time
RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 70% average

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.


RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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