Course details

CRICOS course code: 079626B

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Studying chemical engineering at RMIT brings together engineering science with engineering practice and design. It provides you with a practical and vocational focus that is well recognised by industry.

In this degree, you’ll cover the application of chemical, physics, and biological sciences and technology, for the design and improvement of industrial processes such as water purification, food production and processing, or developing products such as cosmetics or pharmaceuticals.

You’ll learn how to make processing industries work more efficiently and minimise their environmental impact by using less energy and producing less waste. You’ll also develop the skills to design and develop ways in which raw materials, such as minerals and oil, are converted into useful products including composites, petrol, plastics and paper.

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.

Why study chemical engineering at RMIT?

RMIT University is ranked in the top 150 universities in the world for engineering (chemical). Studying the Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours) at RMIT offers the following benefits:

Prepare yourself for employment
You'll have the opportunity to undertake industry placements either locally or internationally so you'll be work ready when you graduate. There are also opportunities to tackle research projects in partnership with industry, like the Engineers Without Borders Challenge.
Industry-relevant experience
You will have a number of opportunities for industry interaction during your studies including work placements and industry-based projects. Our teachers are experienced practitioners and we collaborate closely with industry to ensure our chemical engineering degree meets the needs of the workplace.

Career

Chemical engineering professionals are in demand, not only in Australia, but across the globe. With a rapidly growing population, the need for more efficient processing industries will become more important to ensure manufacturing minimises their environmental impact by using less energy and producing less waste.

In Australia, the major employment areas are in:

the chemical, petroleum and petrochemical industries
the food industry
water
environmental management and pollution control
mineral and metallurgical industries
plastics/polymers
biomaterials and diagnostic agents
pharmaceuticals and vaccines
cosmetics
electricity and gas utilisation
research and development
project design and consulting

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
41,280 Per Year Expected Feb 2023
Expected Jul 2023
4 years
Full time
RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia

Entry criteria

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 65% 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.

Address

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