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Chemical

Specialisation (formal)Year: 2019

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Overview

Chemical engineers invent, design and implement processes through which raw materials are converted into 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.

Intended learning outcomes

To produce graduates who are skilled in chemical engineering principles and have the ability to apply these skills to complex, open-ended engineering tasks and problems.

Structure

300 credit points

The Chemical specialisation of the Master of Engineering consists of 300 points of study - 262.5 points core plus 37.5 points elective subjects.

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 - 262.5 points core (compulsory) plus 37.5 points elective subjects from the list below. 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:

  • 87.5 points core subjects from the list below (including one selective):

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

  • Selective (choose one) - University of Melbourne pathway students are recommended to take ENGR90034

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ENGR90021 Engineering Practice and Communication
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ENGR90034 Creating Innovative Engineering
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

AND 12.5 points of elective subjects chosen from the list below.

Suggested second 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the second 100 points:

  • 75 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
CHEN90020 Chemical Engineering Management
Semester 1
12.5
CHEN90031 Bioprocess Engineering
Summer Term
Semester 1
12.5
CHEN30015 Safety and Sustainability Case Studies
Semester 2
12.5
CHEN90007 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Semester 1
12.5

  • AND a 25 point project subject from the list below:

(Note: enrolment in CHEN90028 Industry Project is subject to approval from the Course Coordinator)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CHEN90023 Chemical Engineering Research Project
Summer Term
Semester 1
July
25
CHEN90028 Industry Project
Summer Term
Semester 1
July
25

Suggested third 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the third 100 points:

  • 75 points core subjects from the list below:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CHEN90012 Process Equipment Design
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
CHEN90013 Process Engineering
Semester 1
12.5
CHEN90018 Particle Mechanics and Processing
Semester 1
12.5
CHEN90019 Advanced Heat & Mass Transport Processes
Semester 1
12.5
CHEN90022 Chemical Engineering Design Project
Semester 2
25

  • AND 25 points elective subjects chosen from the list below

Electives

Code Name Study period Credit Points
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
CHEN90028 Industry Project
Summer Term
Semester 1
July
25
CHEN90030 Chemical Engineering Minor Thesis
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
ENGR90024 Computational Fluid Dynamics
Semester 1
12.5
ENGR90026 Engineering Entrepreneurship
Semester 2
12.5
FOOD90029 Food Engineering
Semester 1
12.5
CHEN90035 Chemical Product Development
Summer Term
12.5
CHEN90036 Recent Advances in Separation Processes Not available in 2019 12.5
MREN90001 Polymers and Composites
Semester 1
12.5
CHEN90026 Chemical Engineering Minor Research Proj
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Note:

  • Students may opt to complete a second 25 point project subject to account for the 25 points in elective subjects;
  • Students completing the first 100 points prior to 2013 will have taken ENGR30001 Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics instead of ENGR30002 Fluid Mechanics. Credit cannot be obtained for both subjects;
  • Credit cannot be obtained for both BIEN30001 Bionanoengineering and BMEN90012 Soft Matter Engineering;
  • Students cannot obtain credit for both CHEN90028 Industry Project and ENGR90033 Industry Based Learning;
  • From 2015, CHEN20010 Materials and Energy Balances and CHEN20011 Chemical Process Analysis have replaced CHEN20007 Chemical Process Analysis 1 and CHEN20008 Chemical Process Analysis 2.

Links

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

Last updated: 12 September 2019