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ProgramsEngBE HonsBE HonsChemical & Biomolecular Engineering (2023)


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Year 0 - Planning your degree

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block

Note:   Specialisations in the Chemical and Biomolecular (CBE) Stream

  • stream specialisation is a subset of stream electives relevant to a particular aspect of CBE, such as Water and Environmental Treatment Processes.
  • breadth specialisation broadens your knowledge outside the field of CBE, in areas such as Engineering Data Science.


You have 3 specialisation options to choose from in the CBE Stream:
  • Foundation electives [12 cp] + Stream electives [24 cp] + stream or free elective [6cp] (no specialisation option) or
  • 1 stream specialisation [24cp] + Foundation electives [12 cp] + stream or free elective [6cp] or
  • Engineering Data Science specialisation [24cp] + stream electives [18cp]


Year 1 - Semester 1

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
6CHEM1111: Chemistry 1A
3MATH1021: Calculus of One Variable
3MATH1002: Linear Algebra
0ENGP1001: Professional Engagement Program 1A


Note:  All students must enrol in ENGP1001 in their first semester of enrolment.
6CHNG1108: Introduction to Chemical Engineering
6ENGG1810: Introduction to Engineering Computing

Note:   MATH1021 and MATH1002 may be replaced by advanced units MATH1921 and MATH1902.

* Equivalent advanced level units can replace CBE Core units subject to prerequisite conditions being met. Students should seek advice from their department before enrolling.


Year 1 - Semester 2

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
6CHNG1103: Conservation of Mass and Energy
6CHEM1112: Chemistry 1B
3MATH1023: Multivariable Calculus and Modelling
3MATH1005: Statistical Thinking with Data
6CHNG1106: Engineering for a Sustainable Society
0ENGP1002: Professional Engagement Program 1B

Note:   MATH1023 and MATH1005 may be replaced by advanced units MATH1923 and MATH1905.

* Equivalent advanced level units can replace CBE Core units subject to prerequisite conditions being met. Students should seek advice from their department before enrolling.


Year 2 - Semester 1

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
6CHNG2803: Heat and Mass Transfer
6CHNG2801: Fluid Mechanics
6CHNG2802: Chemical Engineering Modelling and Analysis
0ENGP1003: Professional Engagement Program 1C
6Select from
CHEM2521: Molecular Stability and Reactivity
CHEM2522: Sustainable Chemical Manufacture
or other units.

Year 2 - Semester 2

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
6CHNG2806: Separation Processes
6CHNG2804: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
6Select from
CHEM2523: Chemistry of Biological Molecules
CHEM2524: Chemical Physics
6ENGG2112: Multi-disciplinary Engineering
0ENGP2001: Professional Engagement Program 2A

Year 3 - Semester 1

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
6CHNG3803: Reaction Engineering
6CHNG3802: Process Dynamics and Control
6CHNG3805: Particle Processing
0ENGP2002: Professional Engagement Program 2B
6ENGG3112: Interdisciplinary Engineering

Year 3 - Semester 2

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
6CHNG3804: Biochemical Engineering
6CHNG3806: Risk Management for Chemical Engineering
6CHNG3801: Process Plant Design
0ENGP2003: Professional Engagement Program 2C
6CBE Stream Elective Units

Year 4 - Semester 1

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
6CHNG4802: Chemical Engineering Design A
0ENGP3001: Professional Engagement Program 3A
6CHNG4811: Thesis A
12Select from
CBE Stream Elective Units
or other units.

Year 4 - Semester 2

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
6CHNG4806: Chemical Engineering Design B
6CHNG4812: Thesis B
0ENGP3002: Professional Engagement Program 3B
6Select from
CBE Stream Elective Units
or other units.
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6Select from
CBE Stream Elective Units
CBE Data Science Elective Units
Free Electives

1. Stream Specialisation in Process Intensification

2. Stream Specialisation in Water and Environmental Treatment Processes

3. Stream Specialisation in Food and Bioprocessing

4. Stream Specialisation in Industry 4.0 in Chemical Engineering

5. Breadth Specialisation in Engineering Data Science

Alternate Thesis Pathway : Major Industrial Project Placement Scheme (MIPPS)

Type CP CP From
Core
24 CHNG4203: Major Industrial Project
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Note: MIPPS students take CHNG4203 Major Industrial Project Placement (24 credit points). This unit replaces regular Honours Thesis units (CHNG4811 and CHNG4812) along with CHNG4802 Chemical Engineering Design A and 6 credit points of electives. Students are admitted to MIPPS by school permission only. Applications are taken in third year of study.

Block 0 - Introductory Computing Units (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ENGG1810 Introduction to Engineering Computing 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int February
INFO1110 Introduction to Programming 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO1910 Introduction to Programming (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
Semester 2

Note: Students must complete:

-6cp from ENGG1810 (or INFO1110 or INFO1910). Students in the Chemical & Biomolecular stream are strongly advised to complete ENGG1810.

Block 1 - Foundation Mathematics Units (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
MATH1002 Linear Algebra 3 Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1005 Statistical Thinking with Data 3 Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1021 Calculus of One Variable 3 Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1023 Multivariable Calculus and Modelling 3 Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1902 Linear Algebra (Advanced) 3 Semester 1
MATH1905 Statistics (Advanced) 3 Semester 2
MATH1921 Calculus of One Variable (Adv) 3 Semester 1
MATH1923 Multivariable Calculus and Modelling (Adv) 3 Semester 2
MATH1931 Calculus of One Variable (SSP) 3 Semester 1
MATH1933 Multivariable Calculus and Modelling (SSP) 3 Semester 2

Note: Complete a minimum of 12cp including:

- Exactly 12cp of MATH1xxx units: MATH1021 Calculus of One Variable (3cp) AND MATH1002 Linear Algebra (3cp) AND MATH1023 Multivariable Calculus and Modelling (3cp) AND MATH1005 Statistics (3cp)

Block 2 - Projects Table (Min CP: 30,Max CP: 30)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AERO1560 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering 6 Semester 1
BMET1960 Biomedical Engineering 1A 6 Semester 1
CHNG1108 Introduction to Chemical Engineering 6 Semester 1
CHNG4811 Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG4812 Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
CIVL1900 Introduction to Civil Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELEC1004 Practical Introduction to Electrical Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELEC1005 Introduction to Software Engineering 6 Semester 1
ENGG1800 Introduction to Engineering Disciplines 6 Semester 1
ENGG2112 Multi-disciplinary Engineering 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG3112 Interdisciplinary Engineering 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
MECH1560 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering 6 Semester 1
MTRX1701 Introduction to Mechatronic Engineering 6 Semester 1

Note: - Students are to select the introduction unit relevant to their stream.

- Students are to select the thesis units relevant to their stream. Aeronautical, Mechanical and Mechatronic students are to enrol in the AMME coded units. Students in both Electrical and Software are to enrol in the ELEC coded units.

Block 3 - Professional Engagement Program (PEP) Units

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ENGP1001 Professional Engagement Program 1A 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP1002 Professional Engagement Program 1B 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP1003 Professional Engagement Program 1C 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP2001 Professional Engagement Program 2A 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP2002 Professional Engagement Program 2B 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP2003 Professional Engagement Program 2C 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP3001 Professional Engagement Program 3A 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP3002 Professional Engagement Program 3B 0 Semester 1
Semester 2

Note: -Candidates for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours must complete the Professional Engagement Program units of study.

- Candidates must enrol in ENGP1001 in their first semester of study.

Block 4 - CBE Stream Core (Min CP: 102,Max CP: 102)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CHEM1111 Chemistry 1A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
CHEM1112 Chemistry 1B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
CHEM1911 Chemistry 1A (Adv) 6 Semester 1
CHEM1912 Chemistry 1B (Adv) 6 Semester 2
CHEM1991 Chemistry 1A (SSP) 6 Semester 1
CHEM1992 Chemistry 1B (SSP) 6 Semester 2
CHNG1103 Conservation of Mass and Energy 6 Semester 2
CHNG1106 Engineering for a Sustainable Society 6 Semester 2
CHNG2801 Fluid Mechanics 6 Semester 1
CHNG2802 Chemical Engineering Modelling and Analysis 6 Semester 1
CHNG2803 Heat and Mass Transfer 6 Semester 1
CHNG2804 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 6 Semester 2
CHNG2806 Separation Processes 6 Semester 2
CHNG3801 Process Plant Design 6 Semester 2
CHNG3802 Process Dynamics and Control 6 Semester 1
CHNG3803 Reaction Engineering 6 Semester 1
CHNG3804 Biochemical Engineering 6 Semester 2
CHNG3805 Particle Processing 6 Semester 1
CHNG3806 Risk Management for Chemical Engineering 6 Semester 2
CHNG4802 Chemical Engineering Design A 6 Semester 1
CHNG4806 Chemical Engineering Design B 6 Semester 2

Block 5 - CBE Foundation Electives (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AERO1400 Introduction to Aircraft Construction and Design 6 Semester 2
AMME1362 Materials 1 6 Semester 2
AMME1802 Engineering Mechanics 6 Semester 2
BMET1961 Biomedical Engineering 1B 6 Semester 2
CHEM2521 Molecular Stability and Reactivity 6 Semester 1
CHEM2522 Sustainable Chemical Manufacture 6 Semester 1
CHEM2523 Chemistry of Biological Molecules 6 Semester 2
CHEM2524 Chemical Physics 6 Semester 2
CHEM2921 Molecular Stability and Reactivity (Adv) 6 Semester 1
CHEM2922 Sustainable Chemical Manufacture (Adv) 6 Semester 1
CHEM2923 Chemistry of Biological Molecules (Adv) 6 Semester 2
CHEM2924 Chemical Physics (Adv) 6 Semester 2
CHEM2991 Molecular Stability and Reactivity (SSP) 6 Semester 1
CIVL1110 Materials 6 Semester 2
Int February
CIVL1802 Statics 6 Semester 1
Int July
CIVL1810 Engineering Construction and Surveying 6 Semester 2
DATA2001 Data Science: Big Data and Data Diversity 6 Semester 1
DATA2002 Data Analytics: Learning from Data 6 Semester 2
DATA2901 Big Data and Data Diversity (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
DATA2902 Data Analytics: Learning from Data (Adv) 6 Semester 2
ELEC1103 Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELEC1601 Introduction to Computer Systems 6 Semester 2
GEOL1501 Engineering Geology 1 6 Semester 2
INFO1113 Object-Oriented Programming 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
MECH1400 Mechanical Construction 6 Semester 2
MTRX1702 Mechatronics 1 6 Semester 2
MTRX1705 Introduction to Mechatronic Design 6 Semester 2
PHYS1001 Physics 1 (Regular) 6 Semester 1
PHYS1003 Physics 1 (Technological) 6 Semester 2
STAT2011 Statistical Models 6 Semester 1
STAT2911 Probability and Statistical Models (Adv) 6 Semester 1

Block 6 - CBE Stream Elective Units (Min CP: 18,Max CP: 30)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CHNG3808 Engineering Macromolecules & Nanocomposites 6 Semester 1
CHNG3809 Laboratory and Industrial Practice 6 Semester 1
CHNG4203 Major Industrial Project 24 Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG5001 Process Systems Engineering 6 Semester 2
CHNG5003 Green Engineering 6 Semester 2
CHNG5004 Particles and Surfaces 6 Semester 1
CHNG5005 Wastewater Engineering 6 Semester 1
CHNG5006 Advanced Wastewater Engineering 6 Semester 2
CHNG5008 Nanotechnology in Chemical Engineering 6 Semester 2
CHNG5009 Digital Circular Economy 6 Semester 1
CHNG5601 Membrane Science 6 Semester 1
CHNG5602 Cellular Biophysics 6 Semester 2
CHNG5603 Advanced Industrial Modelling and Analysis 6 Semester 1
CHNG5604 Advanced Membrane Engineering 6 Semester 2
CHNG5605 Bio-Products: Laboratory to Marketplace 6 Semester 2
CHNG5606 Advanced Food Processing 6 Semester 2
ENGG5206 Exponential and Emerging Technologies 6 Semester 2
FOOD3001 Food Processing and Value Adding 6 Semester 1

Note: A minimum of 18 credit points must be taken.

Block 7 - CBE Data Science Elective Units (Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP3308 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 6 Semester 1
COMP3608 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Adv) 6 Semester 1
DATA3404 Data Science Platforms 6 Semester 1
DATA3406 Human-in-the-Loop Data Analytics 6 Semester 2

Note: You may take a maximum of 6 cp of Data Science elective units

Block 8 - Free Electives (Max CP: 6)

Note: Students may take 6 credit points of free electives to complete the total number of credit points for their degree. Students may take the following units of study as free electives, provided they satisfy any prerequisite, quota, departmental permission or any other requirements of the units, and the units are not essentially the same or prohibited units for any of the other units in their degree.

(1) Any units of study from the Faculty of Engineering available to undergraduate students

(2) Any unit of study from Table S available to undergraduate students

Block 9 - Specialisation - Process Intensification Units (Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CHNG3808 Engineering Macromolecules & Nanocomposites 6 Semester 1
CHNG3809 Laboratory and Industrial Practice 6 Semester 1
CHNG5003 Green Engineering 6 Semester 2
CHNG5004 Particles and Surfaces 6 Semester 1
CHNG5008 Nanotechnology in Chemical Engineering 6 Semester 2

Block 10 - Specialisation - Water and Environmental Treatment Processes Units (Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CHNG5005 Wastewater Engineering 6 Semester 1
CHNG5006 Advanced Wastewater Engineering 6 Semester 2
CHNG5601 Membrane Science 6 Semester 1
CHNG5604 Advanced Membrane Engineering 6 Semester 2

Block 11 - Specialisation - Food and Bioprocessing Units (Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CHNG3808 Engineering Macromolecules & Nanocomposites 6 Semester 1
CHNG5602 Cellular Biophysics 6 Semester 2
CHNG5605 Bio-Products: Laboratory to Marketplace 6 Semester 2
CHNG5606 Advanced Food Processing 6 Semester 2
CHNG5607 Advanced Biochemical Engineering 6 Semester 1
FOOD3001 Food Processing and Value Adding 6 Semester 1

Block 12 - Specialisation - Industry 4.0 in Chemical Engineering Units (Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CHNG5001 Process Systems Engineering 6 Semester 2
CHNG5009 Digital Circular Economy 6 Semester 1
CHNG5603 Advanced Industrial Modelling and Analysis 6 Semester 1
ENGG5206 Exponential and Emerging Technologies 6 Semester 2

Block 13 - Specialisation - Engineering Data Science Core Units (Max CP: 18)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
DATA2001 Data Science: Big Data and Data Diversity 6 Semester 1
DATA2002 Data Analytics: Learning from Data 6 Semester 2
DATA2901 Big Data and Data Diversity (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
DATA2902 Data Analytics: Learning from Data (Adv) 6 Semester 2
STAT2011 Statistical Models 6 Semester 1
STAT2911 Probability and Statistical Models (Adv) 6 Semester 1

Block 14 - Specialisation - Engineering Data Science Elective Units (Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP3308 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 6 Semester 1
COMP3608 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Adv) 6 Semester 1
DATA3404 Data Science Platforms 6 Semester 1
DATA3406 Human-in-the-Loop Data Analytics 6 Semester 2
Course: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (2023)
CP Required: 192
Min FT Duration: 4.00 Years
Min PT Duration: 4.00 Years
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Years Offered: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Requirements: Summary

In summary the requirements are:

Students must complete 192 credit points as follows:

► 6 credit points of Introductory Computing units

► 12 credit points of Foundation Mathematics units

► 30 credit points from the Projects table, including Thesis

► The Professional Engagement Program (PEP) units comprising ENGP1001 (0cp), ENGP1002 (0cp), ENGP1003 (0cp), ENGP2001 (0cp), ENGP2002 (0cp), ENGP2003 (0cp), ENGP3001 (0cp) and ENGP3002 (0cp)

► 102 credit points of CBE Stream core units

► 12 credit points of CBE Foundation electives

► minimum of 18 credit points of CBE Stream electives

► maximum of 6 credit points of CBE Data Science electives

► maximum of 6 credit points of Free Electives (Engineering Electives, or a Table S elective)

The completion of a specialisation is not mandatory. If a student chooses to do a specialisation, it must be completed within the 192 credit points described above.

Advanced units in Maths and Science

Most units of study offered by the Science Faculty on the list of core requirements can be replaced by an equivalent advanced level unit; subject to prerequisite conditions (as required by the Faculty of Science) being met. Students considering doing advanced options should seek advice from their department before enrolling.

Faculty Resolutions

Details of relevant Faculty resolutions are available via the university handbook site at: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/
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