BH087 - Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)

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Plan: BH087SCBDD - Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

You will experience a wide range of learning environments – lectures, tutorials, industry visits, field work, online delivery and individual and group work. Of particular importance will be the high proportion of time spent doing group work, in the laboratory and undertaking project work, which will give practical emphasis, a reinforcement of OHS principles, develop teamwork and time-management skills, and provide context for the your learning.

Formative assessment
In-class discussions, revision problems, and past exam papers are available for you to gauge their understanding of the lecture material.

Summative assessment
You will be assessed by a variety of methods, as appropriate to the material being taught and the skills being acquired. Exams, assignments, oral and written presentations, laboratory reports and project reports will all be used as part of, and as a measure of, the your learning.
Reports produced by you in both the science and chemical engineering courses will provide an extensive portfolio of material for you to show to prospective employers.

If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he.

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Work integrated learning

RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience.  Work Integrated Learning will be undertaken in many courses in your program. As a student enrolled in this RMIT program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and  demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities and receive feedback through assessment tasks; and
  • complete these activities in real or simulated work contexts or situations.

Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be simulated.

Biotechnology:

All Biological Sciences students undertake the core course ONPS2186 Science Project in final year, where you will either undertake work placement in industry or an industry-suggested project in a simulated work environment and industry is involved both in suggesting problems for projects and in providing advice on assessment and feedback.

Engineering: 

The following two 12 CP core course include WIL activities where 50% or more of the assessment involves assessors from a WIL partner organisation:

  • OENG1166 Introduction to Professional Engineering Practice where you will participate in an "Engineers Without Borders (EWB)" project which is focussed on sustainable development as identified by EWB and community organisations. 
  • OENG1168 Engineering Capstone Project Part B where you will work under the guidance of a professional engineer who may be from industry or be an academic or research staff member. You will apply your technical knowledge, research, design and professional engineering skills to either discipline specific, or cross disciplinary engineering problems, through robust research and established engineering design processes. 

In addition to these courses you are strongly recommended to undertake at least 10 weeks of engineering work experience supervised by a professional engineer. If your work experience meets the requirements it may be assessed concurrently with your work experience as part of courses such as 

  • OENG1165 Professional Engineering Experience. 

You can enrol in OENG1165 while you are undertaking engineering work experience at any time during your program as a University elective course or you can enrol in it as a technical option course in some programs in your final year.

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Program Structure

For students who commence their study in this program from 1 January 2016 onwards, please note that some courses listed in this structure will have their course marks count toward your program's weighted average mark. Your weighted average mark will determine the honours level of your award once you have completed the program. If a course counts toward your weighted average mark, that fact will be stated in its course guide. In Enrolment Online, after you completed your course enrolment, you will be notified which of the enrolled courses will count toward the weighted average mark.
 

For more information about the weighted average mark, please click here

To graduate you must complete the following:

All courses listed may not be available each semester

 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Nine (9) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Cell Structure and Function12BIOL1159Bundoora Campus
BIOL2146City Campus
Chemistry of Materials 112CHEM1030City Campus
Introduction to Professional Engineering Practice12OENG1166City Campus
Engineering Mathematics B12MATH2128City Campus
Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics12BIOL2256City Campus
BIOL2257Bundoora Campus
Chemistry of Materials 212CHEM1031City Campus
Chemical Engineering Fundamentals12PROC2077City Campus
Introduction to Chemical Engineering Design12PROC2076City Campus
Mathematics and Statics12MATH2129City Campus
 
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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Nine (9) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Process Thermodynamics12PROC2080City Campus
Mathematics for Engineers12MATH1122City Campus
Fluid Flow and Particle Mechanics12PROC2079City Campus
Microbiology12BIOL2158City Campus
BIOL2159Bundoora Campus
Genetics and Molecular Biology12BIOL2262City Campus
BIOL2263Bundoora Campus
Numerical Methods/Statistics for Engineers12MATH2114City Campus
Heat and Mass Transfer12PROC2082City Campus
Reaction Engineering12PROC2083City Campus
Biological Chemistry12BIOL2260City Campus
 
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Year Three of Program

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Process Principles12PROC2078City Campus
Chemical Engineering Computer Design12PROC2121City Campus
Food Microbiology12ONPS2113City Campus
ONPS2114Bundoora Campus
Functional Genomics and Proteomics12BIOL2267Bundoora Campus
Bioinformatics12BIOL2254City Campus
Immunology12ONPS2388Bundoora Campus
Protein Technologies12BIOL2412City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Gene Technologies12BIOL2032City Campus
BIOL2184Bundoora Campus
Environmental Biotechnology12BIOL2324City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:
University Elective
 
AND

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Year Four of Program

Complete the following Eight (8) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Engineering Experimental Investigations12PROC2084City Campus
Transfer Processes12PROC2085City Campus
Environmental and Hazard Analysis12PROC2086City Campus
Industrial Microbiology12ONPS2115City Campus
ONPS2116Bundoora Campus
Process Systems Design12PROC2088City Campus
Process Plant Design and Economics12PROC2089City Campus
Process Control and Simulation12PROC2090City Campus
Engineering Capstone Project Part A12OENG1167City Campus
OENG1180Bundoora Campus
 
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Year Five of Program

Complete the following Five (5) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Engineering Capstone Project Part B12OENG1168City Campus
OENG1179Bundoora Campus
Science Project12ONPS2186City Campus
Chemical Engineering Specialisation12PROC2087City Campus
Chemical Engineering Design Project 112PROC2126City Campus
Chemical Engineering Design Project 212PROC2127City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Ecotoxicology12BIOL2162City Campus
Ecology12ENVI1009City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Cell and Tissue Culture12BIOL2264City Campus
Environmental Biotechnology12BIOL2324City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Professional Engineering Experience12OENG1165City Campus
Humanitarian Experiential Learning Project12OENG1164City Campus
Advanced Chemical Engineering Specialisation 112PROC2093City Campus
Advanced Chemical Engineering Specialisation 212PROC2094City Campus
Advanced Chemical Engineering Specialisation 312PROC2095City Campus
 

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Program transition plan

Transition Plan 2019

The following table shows courses that will be replaced/ amended from Semester 1 2019 as part of a program transition. If you have successfully completed any of the old courses before the commencement of Semester 1 2019 it will continue to count as a core course in your program and contribute towards the successful completion of your program.

Year

Old course

Credit
points

Year

Replacement / amended course

Credit
points

4

OENG1167 Engineering Capstone Project
Part A

12

4

PROC2126 Chemical Engineering Design
Project 1

12

4

OENG1168 Engineering Capstone Project
Part B

12

4

PROC2127 Chemical Engineering Design
Project 2

12

4

PROC2122 Research Project

12

4

OENG1167 Engineering Capstone
Project Part A

12

4

PROC2120 Research Project (Advanced
level)

12

4

OENG1168 Engineering Capstone
Project Part B

12

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