Faculty of Engineering

Chemical & Biomolecular (2015)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2015.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Chemical & Biomolecular (2015)
CP Required: 192
Min FT Duration: 4.00 Years
Min PT Duration: 4.00 Years
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Years Offered: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

2. Requirements

For core units of study offered by other than the Faculty of Engineering and IT; any assumed knowledge and/or prerequisite requirements will be as prescribed by that Faculty.

Students doing any of the combined degree options BE/BA; BE/BCom; BE/BSc; BE/BMedSc and BE/LLB will be exempt from a First Year core unit of study and from Second Year Chemistry.

Most Mathematics; Chemistry; Physics and Computer Science units of study offered by the Faculty of Science can be replaced by an equivalent Advanced level unit of study 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.

Student are required to achieve a 65% average throughout the degree program. Students not meeting this requirement will be awarded the PASS degree Bachelor of Engineering.

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CHEM1101: Chemistry 1A


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is CHEM1111.
Core
6 ENGG1800: Introduction to Engineering Disciplines
Core
6 ENGG1801: Engineering Computing
Core
3 MATH1001: Differential Calculus


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1021.
Core
3 MATH1002: Linear Algebra

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CHEM1102: Chemistry 1B


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is CHEM1112.
Core
6 CHNG1103: Conservation of Mass and Energy
Core
6 ENGG1803: Professional Engineering 1
Core
3 MATH1003: Integral Calculus and Modelling


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1023.
Core
3 MATH1005: Statistics

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CHEM2404: Forensic & Environmental Chemistry


Note: CHEM2404 in Semester 1 may be replaced by CHEM2401 Molecular Reactivity and Spectroscopy or CHEM2911 Molecular Reactivity and Spectroscopy (Advanced).
Core
6 CHNG2801: Fluid Mechanics
Core
6 CHNG2802: Applied Maths for Chemical Engineers
Core
6 CHNG2803: Heat and Mass Transfer

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CHEM2403: Chemistry of Biological Molecules


Note: CHEM2403 in Semester 2 may be replaced by CHEM2402 Chemical Structure and Stability or CHEM2912 Chemical Structure and Stability (Advanced).
Core
6 CHNG2804: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Core
6 CHNG2805: Engineering for a Sustainable Society
Core
6 CHNG2806: Separation Processes

Year 3 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CHNG3801: Process Plant Design
Core
6 CHNG3802: Process Dynamics and Control
Core
6 CHNG3803: Reaction Engineering
List
6 Select from CHNG3808: Engineering Macromolecules & Nanocomposites
CHNG3809: Laboratory and Industrial Practice
or other units.

Year 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CHNG3805: Particle Processing
Core
6 CHNG3806: Risk Management for Chemical Engineering
Core
6 CHNG3807: Products and Value Chains [not running in 2020]
List
6 Select from CHNG3804: Biochemical Engineering
CHNG3809: Laboratory and Industrial Practice
or other units.

Year 4 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CHNG4802: Chemical Engineering Design A
Core
6 CHNG4811: Thesis A
Core
0 ENGG4000: Practical Experience
List
12 Select from Unit Blocks:
Recommended Yr3-4 Electives
Free Electives


Note: At least 24 credit points of Recommended Year 3-4 Electives must be selected across Years 3 and 4. Up to 12 credit points of Free Electives can be taken across these years.

Year 4 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CHNG4806: Chemical Engineering Design B
Core
6 CHNG4812: Thesis B
List
12 Select from Unit Blocks:
Recommended Yr3-4 Electives
Free Electives


Note: At least 24 credit points of Recommended Year 3-4 Electives must be selected across Years 3 and 4. Up to 12 credit points of Free Electives can be taken across these years.

4. Pathways

Alternate Thesis Pathway : Major Industrial Project Placement (MIPP)

Type CP CP From
Core
24 CHNG4203: Major Industrial Project

Note: MIPP students take CHNG4203 Major Industrial Project Placement (24 credit points). This unit replaces regular Honours Thesis units (CHNG4811 and CHNG4812) along with CHNG4001 Practical Experience, CHNG4112 Foundation of Chemical Engineering Design A and 6 credit points of electives. Students are admitted to MIPP by school permission only. Applications are taken in third year of study.

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - Year 2 Chemistry

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CHEM2401 Molecular Reactivity and Spectroscopy 6 Semester 1
CHEM2402 Chemical Structure and Stability 6 Semester 2
CHEM2403 Chemistry of Biological Molecules 6 Semester 2
CHEM2404 Forensic & Environmental Chemistry 6 Semester 1
CHEM2911 Molecular Reactivity & Spectroscopy Adv 6 Semester 1
CHEM2912 Chemical Structure and Stability (Adv) 6 Semester 2

Note: A minimum of 12 credit points are required from these units.

Block 2 - Recommended Yr3-4 Electives (Min CP: 24,Max CP: 36)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CHNG3804 Biochemical Engineering 6 Semester 2
CHNG3808 Engineering Macromolecules & Nanocomposites 6 Semester 1
CHNG3809 Laboratory and Industrial Practice 6 Semester 1
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
CHNG5601 Membrane Science 6 Semester 1
CHNG5602 Cellular Biophysics [not offered in 2020] 6 Semester 1
CHNG5603 Advanced Process Modelling & Simulation 6 Semester 1
CHNG5604 Advanced Membrane Engineering 6 Semester 2
CHNG5605 Bio-Products: Laboratory to Marketplace 6 Semester 2

Block 3 - Free Electives (Max CP: 12)

Note: Up to 12 credit points of free electives may be taken as part of the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Degree.