BH085 - Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business (Management)

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Plan: BH085CEHDD - Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering)(Honours) /Bachelor of Business (Management)
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) /Bachelor of Business (Management)
Award abbreviation: BEng(Chem Eng)(Hons)/BBus(Mgt)
Total credit points: 516
Career: UGRD
Duration: 5 years or 10 semesters full time, 10 years or 20 semesters part time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 030301
CRICOS code: 079628M

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Purpose of the Program

The engineering component of the program enables you to:

  • develop an understanding 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 deal with new challenges
  • develop sustaining values, including a commitment to your own learning

You will undertake a capstone experience in the final year courses OENG1167 - Engineering Capstone Project Part A and OENG1168 - Engineering Capstone Project Part B

The learning environments in the program will focus on:

  • knowledge: contemporary content, clear goals, deep learning focus
  • global issues: 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.

This program will actively explore and apply theory through problem-based and work-relevant activities which may include face-to-face, online, self-directed, collaborative and individual learning experience and is delivered on-campus.

The program has embedded opportunities for you to develop, practise and expand engineering and business knowledge and skills through practical and work-integrated learning. You will gain knowledge and skills in the core areas of chemical engineering, business & management, and the capability to apply these skills in multidisciplinary environments.

The Bachelor of Business (Management) provides you with critical and broad ranging studies to enable you to enter graduate positions in administration and management.  The program provides you with opportunities to develop the required knowledge and outcomes to operate successfully in contemporary environments.  You will be able to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the core areas of management in a diverse range of political, social, environmental and economic contexts.

This program will actively explore and apply management theory through problem-based and work-relevant activities which may include face-to-face, online, self-directed, collaborative and individual learning experience and is delivered on-campus.

The capstone experience course BUSM4546 Management in Practice provides the culmination of the knowledge, skills and applied work practice experiences that prepare you to transit into the business world.

On successful completion of the program, you will be able to work within a wide range of organisations and industries in varied roles, and career entry positions, such as business administration, management consulting and strategy analysis.  The program will provide you with a basis for further development of your knowledge and skills in management, and for further study in business and management. 


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Articulation and pathways


Pathways from this degree include, Honours, Masters and PhD programs. For specific details of the options available to you, contact your Program Coordinator or Discipline Head.

Students who apply to transfer to one of the single degrees that are components of this double degree program, will be eligible for credit for any equivalent courses in the single degree structure, and may transfer credit for any other courses that can meet elective requirements of the single degree structure.

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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) /Bachelor of Business (Management) 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)/Bachelor of Business (Management) 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) /Bachelor of Business (Management) is accredited to Bachelor Level by IChemE.

Industry Links
The School of Engineering and the School of Management have extensive links with industry through their Industry Advisory Committees, and through research projects and consulting services. Membership of these Committees includes practising engineers or senior executives from a number of major national companies, consultants and past graduates from the schools. Their involvement ensures that the program remains relevant to your needs as a graduate, and to the needs of employers, by providing feedback on the currency of the programs and the changing needs of industry. They also contribute significantly through input into the design of new programs.  

Guest lecturers from industry join classes throughout the program. Research projects in the final year may be based on an industry project and design projects in the final year are based on industry input, thus providing opportunities for work integrated learning (WIL). You will 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

Library resources and services

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 University 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 University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

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

The Library contains a number of relevant text books, reference books, and specialist resources suitable for chemical engineering courses and projects. Electronic resources available through RMIT University Library website include e-books, large collection of scholarly journals, magazines, databases, and on-line materials for further readings. Printed course notes may also be sold through the RMIT Bookshop.

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

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT:

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

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University 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.

You can find more information at:

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