In a nutshell
You’re curious about how things work together and want an interesting career in science. Take the first step with this Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) Honours course from Edith Cowan University in Perth, WA.
Designed for students with an interest in chemistry looking to work as engineers, this course offers the essential skills, knowledge and experience required to work in the exciting field of chemical engineering. In this course, you’ll develop advanced knowledge in the mechanics and science of chemical engineering and will graduate with the skills to work as an engineer in a broad range of industries, including mining, mineral processing, pharmaceuticals, food, packaging, clothing and fertilister production.
If you’re interested in how things work together and can be converted to more useful forms, a career in chemical engineering is for you! With a focus on developing critical workplace skills, this qualification will also equip you with the leadership, problem-solving and teamwork skills required to thrive in the workplace. You’ll graduate with strong skills in analysis, critical thinking, project management and leadership, and have the opportunity to complete work experience, connecting engineering theory and practice.
What you’ll need
Eligibility You may be eligible to apply for this course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:
- Hold a minimum indicative ATAR of 82 (or equivalent); OR
- Have undertaken a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) qualification at the appropriate level; OR
- Have previously completed units of study at University level; OR
- Hold a STAT result that meets ECU’s higher entry requirements; AND
- Meet ECU’s English Competency requirements and special admission requirements (see below).
Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent.
Special Admission Requirements: All applicants are required to have Mathematics: Methods ATAR, with equivalents considered, and Physics ATAR or Engineering Studies ATAR, with equivalents considered, and Chemistry ATAR, with equivalents considered.
It is desirable that all applicants have Mathematics: Specialist ATAR, with equivalents considered.
In this engineering course, the subjects you may study include:
- Introduction to engineering
- Electrical engineering 1A
- Mathematics 1
- Engineering drawing and computer-aided design
- Engineering mechanics
- Mathematics 2
- Materials and manufacturing 1
- Electrical engineering 1B
- General chemistry
- Engineering systems
- Fluid mechanics
- Process engineering fundamentals
- Chemistry: Structure and reactions
- Process systems analysis
- Signals and systems
- Organic chemistry
- Engineering innovation and ethics
- Heat and mass transfer
- Control systems
- Chemical thermodynamics
- Reaction engineering
- Industrial control
- Engineering practicum
- Environmental and process risk management
- Minerals and solids processing
- Process engineering unit operations
- Project development
- Engineering honours thesis 1
- Engineering management
- Process design
- Process control
- Engineering project
- Engineering honours thesis 2
- Instrumentation and measurement
- Principles of industrial maintenance
- Microprocessor systems
- Data communication and computer networks
- Mechanical design and development
- Advanced materials and manufacturing systems
- Multivariate calculus
- Forensic and analytical chemistry
- Programming fundamentals
Why Edith Cowan University?
Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.
ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.
From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.