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

Overview

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: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/engineering/
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 PROC 2114 - Research Project and PROC 1025 - Design Project.  In PROC 2114 you will conduct an independent research project that can be analytical, experimental, design or computational in nature (or some combination). In PROC 1025 you will be be part of a team tasked to design a chemical plant that may be based around petroleum, mining, pharmaceutical or other relevant chemical engineering areas.

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

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).

Prerequisites

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4 — a study score of at least 20 in Chemistry and Mathematical Methods (CAS), 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

This program will be fully accredited by Engineers Australia. You will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Corporate membership may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice.

The Washington Accord is an agreement amongst engineering professional bodies of Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK and US. Based on the accord, your qualifications of RMIT Engineering programs that are fully accredited by Engineers Australia are also recognised by the other countries as being substantially equivalent to accredited or recognised qualifications within their own jurisdictions.

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), based in Rugby, UK is the primary international professional society for the chemical engineer. All RMIT chemical engineering degrees fully satisfy the requirement for accreditation at the (UK) MEng level.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering)  program has strong links with industry. 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. You visit industry sites throughout the program.

Both Schools of Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering and Management have Program Advisory Committees for respective disciplines, which are the main link to industry. Membership include practising engineers, consultants, senior executives, and past graduates from the schools. The committees provide feedback on the currency of the programs and the changing needs of industry. They also contribute significant input in the design of new programs.

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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 (www.rmit.edu.au/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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

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 http://rmit.libguides.com/chemicaleng Chemical.

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT: www.rmit.edu.au/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: www.rmit.edu.au/students.

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