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Chemical with Business

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Overview

Chemical engineers develop, design and implement processes through which raw materials are converted by physical, chemical or biological processes into more valuable products such as petrochemicals, fertilisers, paints and detergents. Chemical engineers also work to process waste products to safer, more environmentally-friendly materials.

Career opportunities are extensive and include the fields of environmental consulting, minerals processing, materials, and food, pharmaceutical and chemical manufacture. Business skills open up additional opportunities in management, finance, marketing and government.

Intended learning outcomes

To produce graduates who are skilled in chemical engineering principles as well as fundamental business skills, and have the ability to apply these skills to complex, open-ended engineering tasks and problems in order to create profit.

Structure

300 credit points

The Master of Engineering (Chemical with Business) consists of 300 credit points of study.

Advanced standing will be awarded for equivalent subjects taken in prior study to applicants on the following basis:

Credit, Advanced Standing and Accelerated Entry Policy (MPF1293) https://policy.unimelb.edu.au/MPF1293

Subject Options

Total 300 points - 275 points core (compulsory) subjects and 25 points electives. Students must complete all 300 points of subjects, including all core subjects, or have advanced standing or exemption.

The core and elective subjects are those listed below. The order of subjects below is one way of progressing through the course - students who meet subject requisites may tailor their individual study plan to take into account advanced standing and their study load. Students plan their study online and can seek further advice from Stop 1 on individual study plans.

Suggested first 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the first 100 points:

  • 75 points core subjects from the list below:
  • 25 points elective from Chemical Engineering Electives

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
CHEN20010 Material and Energy Balances
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
CHEN20011 Chemical Process Analysis
Semester 2
12.5
CHEN20009 Transport Processes
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
CHEN90032 Process Dynamics And Control
Semester 2
12.5
ENGR30002 Fluid Mechanics
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Suggested second 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the second 100 points:

  • 100 points core subjects from the list below:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CHEN30001 Reactor Engineering
Semester 1
12.5
CHEN30005 Heat and Mass Transport Processes
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
CHEN90031 Bioprocess Engineering
Semester 1
12.5
CHEN30015 Safety and Sustainability Case Studies
Semester 2
12.5
ENGM90011 Economic Analysis for Engineers
Semester 1
12.5
ENGM90012 Marketing Management for Engineers
Semester 2
12.5
CHEN90023 Chemical Engineering Research Project
Summer Term
Semester 1
June
25

Note:

  • With coordinator approval, students may take the below subject in place of CHEN90023 Chemical Engineering Research Project:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CHEN90028 Industry Project
Summer Term
Semester 1
June
25

Suggested third 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the third 100 points:

  • 100 points core subjects from the list below:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CHEN90012 Process Equipment Design
Semester 1
12.5
CHEN90018 Particle Mechanics and Processing
Semester 1
12.5
CHEN90022 Chemical Engineering Design Project
Semester 2
25
CHEN90013 Process Engineering
Semester 1
12.5
ENGM90013 Strategy Execution for Engineers
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ENGM90006 Engineering Contracts and Procurement
Semester 2
12.5
ENGM90014 The World of Engineering Management
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Chemical Engineering Electives

Total: 25 points electives

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CHEN90007 Advanced Thermo & Reactor Engineering
Semester 2
12.5
CHEN90019 Advanced Heat & Mass Transport Processes
Semester 1
12.5
BIEN90004 Biochemical & Pharmaceutical Engineering
Semester 2
12.5
BMEN90011 Tissue Engineering & Stem Cells
Semester 2
12.5
BMEN90012 Soft Matter Engineering
Semester 1
12.5
CHEN90010 Minerals, Materials and Recycling
Semester 2
12.5
CHEN90011 Bioenvironmental Engineering
Semester 2
12.5
CHEN90027 Carbon Capture and Storage
Semester 1
12.5
CHEN90035 Advanced Topics in Chemical Engineering Not available in 2018 12.5
CHEN90036 Recent Advances in Separation Processes
Semester 1
12.5
MREN90001 Polymers and Composites
Semester 1
12.5

Note:

  • Master of Engineering (Chemical with Business) students that graduated from the B-SCI Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne with a Chemical Systems major will receive 100 points of advanced standing and will also be exempt from 25 points of completed core subjects. These students will need to take an additional 25 points of Chemical Engineering electives. These students are strongly recommended to complete the below subjects:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CHEN90007 Advanced Thermo & Reactor Engineering
Semester 2
12.5
CHEN90019 Advanced Heat & Mass Transport Processes
Semester 1
12.5

Note:

  • Students who have completed subject ENGR30001 Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics prior to 2013 do not need to complete ENGR30002 Fluid Mechanics. Credit cannot be obtained for both subjects;
  • From 2015 CHEN20010 Materials and Energy Balances and CHEN20011 Chemical Process Analysis will replace CHEN20007 Chemical Process Analysis 1 and CHEN20008 Chemical Process Analysis 2.

Links

http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/master-engineering-chemical-business/overview

Last updated: 13 November 2018