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Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Chemical and Biomolecular)

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering provides students with interdisciplinary skills that covers the engineering design and optimisation of systems and equipment used in the manufacturing and processing of a range of materials, with applications in processes related to biomolecular and cellular engineering, carbon neutral processes, chemical and process innovation, food industry transformations, water resources and the environment.

Students will learn how to design and develop chemical processes and equipment in practical applications with a strong interaction with industry through work experience and study projects. The degree will allow you to work in a variety of industries, including water treatment and recycling, environmental management, energy sustainability and in research from the molecular level up to full industrial scale.

The School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers the following Bachelor of Engineering Honours degree specialisations:

  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Combined degrees with Science (including Medical Science), Commerce, Arts, Project Management and Law.

Course Requirements

To meet requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Chemical and Biomolecular), a candidate must successfully complete 192 credit points, comprising:

  1. A minimum of 36 credit points from the Engineering Core Table, including all required units;
  2. The Professional Engagement Program (PEP). Details of the requirements of PEP can be found on the FEIT Student Portal;
  3. A minimum of 108 credit points from the Chemical and Biomolecular Stream Core Table, including all required units; and
  4. A minimum of 48 credit points of additional units from the Chemical and Biomolecular Stream Specialist Table, including satisfying any additional requirements specified for the Specialist Table.
  5. A maximum of 12 credit points of general electives may be taken.

The completion of a major is not necessary. If a student chooses to do a major, aligned majors can be completed within the 192 credit points described above.

The best aligned majors with the Chemical and Biomolecular Stream are:

  • Process Intensification
  • Water and Environmental Treatment Processes
  • Food and Bioprocessing (available from 2020)

For a standard enrolment plan for Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering visit CUSP (