Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The chemical engineering discipline is principally concerned with the application of knowledge of how materials and chemicals interact, or can be converted in some way to a more useful form, as part of a processing, production or refining process. Chemical engineers work in a wide range of domains from mineral processing, mining, and oil and gas through to industries associated with clothing, food, packaging, fertilisers, pharmaceuticals and many other manufacturing and biological processes. The program focuses on the development of knowledge and skills relevant to professional engineering practice and along with a sound theoretical base, includes strong elements of practical problem solving, team-work and project development. As a result, graduates will gain strong analytical skills, and have the ability to lead complex projects as well as having multiple technical and transferable skill competencies. The course provides a sound basis in mechanics, mathematics, and the principles of engineering design in the first two years of study, along with core areas of engineering science including chemistry and materials science, fluid mechanics, process systems and thermodynamics. In the final two years of study, a range of more specialist chemical engineering topics are covered including process design, operations and control, to prepare students to enter their chosen profession with relevant knowledge and skills. The first year of this course includes a set of eight units that are common across all engineering honours courses. This allows students the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the various engineering disciplines on offer and the flexibility, if desired, to switch to another engineering discipline/course without penalty after the first year of study.
See the full course structure at www.ecu.edu.au/degrees/courses/bachelor-of-engineering-chemical-honours
Standard entry requirements
See entry requirements at www.ecu.edu.au/degrees/courses/bachelor-of-engineering-chemical-honours
Accredited by: Engineers Australia
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