BH079 - Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours)

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Plan: BH079 - Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours)
Award abbreviation: BEng(ChemEng)(Hons)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years full time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 030301
CRICOS code: 079626B

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Purpose of the Program

Enabling students to:

  • develop an understanding of fundamental knowledge of Chemical Engineering principles and apply them to design sustainable processes and products for the benefit of society, environment, and businesses
  • engage with the processes of innovation and global change and to deal with new challenges.
  • develop sustaining values, including a commitment to their own learning.

In learning environments which focus on:

  • knowledge; contemporary content, clear goals, deep learning focus, global focus
  • learners; adequate preparation, interactive engagement, adaptation to individual learning styles
  • assessment; specific standards, range of assessments, progressive feedback
  • community; application and transfer focused, cross-disciplinary, problem-solving, vocationally recognised, socially inclusive orientation, internationally relevant.

You will undertake a capstone experience in the final year courses OENG1167 Engineering Capstone Project Part A and OENG1168 Engineering Capstone Project Part B, in which you will conduct a research project that can be analytical, experimental, design or computational in nature (or some combination).

This program is primarily delivered in face-to-face mode at the City Campus

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Articulation and pathways

Diploma students from polytechnics in various countries including Singapore, Qatar and the UK can apply for advanced standing of one or two years. There are no articulation agreements from TAFE in Australian institutions to this program. Successful completion of this program may lead to postgraduate study of MEng or PhD.

Source ProgramOwning SchoolCredit towards this program Academic requirement for entryTerms of entry (guaranteed place, merit, etc)Date of agreement
Dip.Chem.EngSingapore PolytechnicYr 1 and 22 yrsB+ averageGuaranteed1998
Dip.Chem.EngTemasek Polytechnic, SingaporeYr 1 and 22 yrsB+ averageGuaranteed2006

Ngee An Polytechnic, Singapore

Yr 1 and 22 yrsB+ averageGuaranteed2006
Dip.Chem.EngNanyang Polytechnic, SingaporeYr 1 and 22 yrsB+ averageGuaranteed2006


Destination ProgramOwning SchoolCredit from this program towards destination program Academic requirement for entryTerms of entry (guaranteed place, merit, etc)
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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.  

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page (unresolved).


Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4 —
A study score of at least 20 in Chemistry; a study score of at least 20 in Mathematical Methods (Any) or Maths: Specialist Maths; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English.

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent.   

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

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External accreditation and industry links

External Accreditation
The Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Engineers Australia is the professional body responsible for the accreditation of higher education programs that prepare students to practise as professional engineers. Engineers Australia is a signatory to the Washington Accord. This means that the program is internationally recognised and graduates are able to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world. Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours) program are eligible for graduate and/or professional membership of Engineers Australia.

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is the global professional membership organisation for chemical, biochemical and process engineers and other professionals involved in the chemical, process and bioprocess industries. The Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours) is accredited to Master Level by IChemE.

Industry Links
The program has strong links with industry. Students undertake one week of work in industry in Year 3 and guest lecturers from industry join classes throughout the program. Research projects in Year 4 may be based on an industry project and design projects in year 4 are based on industry input, thus providing opportunities for work integrated learning. As well, students visit industry sites throughout the program.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Resources available from the Library

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

For text and reference books, and journals relevant to Chemical Engineering, refer to

You can find more information on Library resources and services at:

Online learning tools and content

As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT.

Chemical Engineering specific software are available for students' use in many computer labs in the City Campus.

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT

RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
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