Double Major Overview

Description

Chemical engineering is an exciting and dynamic field and an ever-changing discipline due to evolutionary and revolutionary changes in technology and society. Chemical Engineering at UWA is designed to produce graduates who are not only capable of finding successful and rewarding lifelong careers as chemical engineers in existing industries, but who can also apply their skills and knowledge to new and emerging technologies in areas such as renewable and alternative energies and energy storage; process intensification and zero emissions technologies; and water reuse, recycling, purification and desalination.

The Chemical Engineering major provides a solid foundation in the underpinning sciences followed by a broad chemical engineering education, giving you the requisite knowledge and hands-on skills, both technical and personal, required by industry. In addition, you can choose specialisation units to pursue higher learning in areas of interest as diverse as hydrocarbon-based energy, renewable energy, waste management, minerals processing, water treatment, biomedical applications, and applied digital technology. The major contains a design spine through all four years where you apply the knowledge and skills gained to complex open-ended chemical engineering problems. Chemical and process safety is woven throughout the course, as is sustainability, to ensure you meet current and future demands and expectations of employers and society at large. This ensures that, upon graduation, you are equipped to successfully embark on your career as a Chemical Engineer with the confidence of knowing you are fully equipped to tackle future challenges and opportunities in chemical engineering.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) demonstrate a strong foundation in both underpinning engineering science and core chemical

engineering theory and practice; (2) apply chemical engineering principles, skills and knowledge to evaluate, analyse and design solutions to engineering problems for the betterment of society; (3) acquire, evaluate, and apply new and existing knowledge and practice to current and emerging areas of chemical engineering; and (4) competently and effectively communicate at a high level through written, oral and visual means, allowing active participation in multi-disciplinary engineering discourse.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies. If you are enrolled in the Chemical Engineering major in the BE(Hons), then you are required to take two units (12 points) of study outside your degree-specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and shape your degree in line with your personal aspirations. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering are encouraged to take units or a minor from outside of engineering, to satisfy broadening. However, you may also select engineering units that are not listed in the unit sequence of your engineering major. Advice can be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.

Incompatibilities

MJD-ENGSC Engineering Science

Courses

Chemical Engineering can only be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

*Students enrolling in this as part of a combined course must use the code MJDC-ECHEM when selecting this as their extended major.

Example Study Plan

See study plans for more information.

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
N/A
not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025
NS
non-standard teaching period

The list below includes the Bachelor of Engineering foundation units as well as the Chemical Engineering major units.

Level 1

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (48 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 CHEM1001 Chemistry—Properties and Energetics
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
Unit(s) CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry (ID 1063)
or ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry
or ATAR Subject(s) WACE Chemistry 3A/3B or equivalent
S1, S2 CHEM1002 Chemistry—Structure and Reactivity
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
Unit(s) CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry (ID 1063)
or ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry
or ATAR Subject(s) WACE Chemistry 3A/3B or equivalent
S2 CHPR1005 Mass and Energy Balances
Prerequisites
ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry
or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry (ID 1063)
and
ATAR Subject(s) Mathematics Methods
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods (ID 5108)
Incompatibility
ENSC3005 Mass and Energy Balances (ID 871)
S2 ENSC1004 Engineering Materials
Prerequisites
(Chemistry ATAR or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry) and (Mathematics Methods ATAR or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods) and (Physics ATAR or PHYS1030 Bridging Physics), or equivalent or higher
Incompatibility
ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges
NS GENG1000 Engineering Practice 1
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
S1, S2 GENG1010 Introduction to Engineering
Incompatibility
ENSC1003 Introduction to Professional Engineering
S1, S2 MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
Prerequisites
Mathematics Specialist ATAR
or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
S1, S2 MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Prerequisites
Mathematics Specialist ATAR
or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
S1, S2 PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Prerequisites
Physics ATAR
or PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit
and
Mathematics Methods ATAR
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
Co-requisites
MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist
Incompatibility
PHYS1100 Classical and Frontier Physics
Bridging units

Students can only take up to 12 points of bridging in the BE:

Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Mathematics Specialist ATAR or equivalent are required to complete MATH1722. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Physics ATAR or equivalent are required to complete PHYS1030. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Chemistry ATAR or equivalent are required to complete CHEM1003.

Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Mathematics Specialist ATAR or equivalent are required to complete MATH1722. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Physics ATAR or equivalent are required to complete PHYS1030. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Chemistry ATAR or equivalent are required to complete CHEM1003.

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry
Incompatibility
ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry or equivalent
S1, S2 MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist
Prerequisites
Mathematics Methods ATAR
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
or
Mathematics Specialist ATAR [with a scaled score of less than 50] or equivalent
Incompatibility
Mathematics Specialist ATAR [with a scaled score of 50 or greater] or Equivalent or higher
S1, S2 PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit
Prerequisites
Mathematics Methods ATAR
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
or
Mathematics Specialist ATAR
or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist
Incompatibility
a scaled score greater than
or equal to 50 per cent in Physics ATAR or equivalent
or PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
or PHYS1002 Modern Physics
or PHYS1100 Classical and Frontier Physics
or PHYS1200 Modern and Frontier Physics

Level 2

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (30 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 CHPR2006 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Prerequisites
CHEM1001 Chemistry—Properties and Energetics
and MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and CHPR1005 Mass and Energy Balances
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics
S2 CHPR2007 Heat and Mass Transfer
Prerequisites
CHPR1005 Mass and Energy Balances
and MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3007 Heat and Mass Transfer
S2 CHPR2018 Process Synthesis and Design 1
Prerequisites
CHPR1005 Mass and Energy Balances
Incompatibility
ENSC3005 Mass and Energy Balances
S1, S2 CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
Prerequisites
ATAR Subject(s) Mathematics Methods
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or equivalent
or Enrolment in
MJD-AGTDM Agricultural Science and Technology
or MJD-IEMDM Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences
or MJD-MARDM Marine Science MJD-AGTEC Agricultural Technology MJD-MARCP Marine and Coastal Processes
and SCIE1500 Analytical Methods for Scientists
Incompatibility
CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python
NS GENG2000 Engineering Practice 2
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and GENG1000 Engineering Practice 1
S1 GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics
Prerequisites
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
and PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics

Level 3

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (42 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 CHPR3018 Process Synthesis and Design 2
Prerequisites
GENG2000 Engineering Practice 2
and CHPR2018 Process Synthesis and Design 1
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Co-requisites
CHPR3019 Unit Operations
Incompatibility
ENSC3018 Process Synthesis and Design (ID 360)
S2 CHPR3019 Unit Operations
Prerequisites
CHPR2006 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (ID 8017)
and CHPR2007 Heat and Mass Transfer (ID 8018)
and GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics (ID 8016)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3019 Unit Operations
and Unit Processes (ID 1881)
S1 CHPR3404 Advanced Thermodynamics and Mass Transfer Processes
Prerequisites
CHPR2006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics (ID 8017)
and CHPR2007 Heat and Mass Transfer (ID 8018)
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods (ID 6013)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
CHPR4404 Advanced Thermodynamics (ID 2606)
S1 CHPR3405 Particle Technology
Prerequisites
GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics (ID 8016)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
CHPR4405 Particle Mechanics and Solids Handling (ID 2607)
S2 CHPR3406 Reaction Engineering
Prerequisites
CHPR2006 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
CHPR4406 Reaction Engineering
S2 CHPR3407 Transport Phenomena
Prerequisites
GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics and
CHPR2007 Heat and Mass Transfer
or MECH3024 Engineering Thermodynamics
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
CHPR4407 Transport Phenomena (ID 2609)
NS GENG3000 Engineering Practice 3
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and GENG2000 Engineering Practice 2
S2 GENG3402 Control Engineering
Prerequisites
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus (ID 6012)
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods (ID 6013)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
GENG4402 Control Engineering (ID 2588)
S1, S2 GENG5010 Professional Engineering Portfolio
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
144 Points

or
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering
and Successful completion of
48 points of level 4/ level 5
Incompatibility
GENG5000 Professional Practicum Report

Level 4

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (36 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 CHPR4501 Advanced Reaction Engineering and Catalysts
Prerequisites
CHPR3406 Reaction Engineering (ID 7999)
and CHPR2007 Heat and Mass Transfer (ID 8018)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
CHPR5501 Advanced Reaction Engineering and Catalysts (ID 2610)
S2 CHPR5550 Chemical Engineering Design Project
Prerequisites
CHPR3019 Unit Operations
and CHPR3018 Process Synthesis and Design 2 (ID 8027)
and GENG3000 Engineering Practice 3
and CHPR3406 Reaction Engineering
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree

or
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering ( Chemical Engineering specialisation

and CHPR4406 Reaction Engineering )
Incompatibility
CHPR5551 Chemical Engineering Design Project 1 (ID 4698)
and CHPR5552 Chemical Engineering Design Project 2 (ID 4699)
N/A GENG4411 Engineering Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
144 Points including level 3 24 points
and GENG3000 Engineering Practice 3
N/A GENG4412 Engineering Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites
GENG4511 Engineering Research Project Part 1 (ID 8024)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
S1, S2 GENG5507 Risk, Reliability and Safety
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering
or 62510 Master of Information Technology
or 62520 Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
or 62560 Master of Renewable and Future Energy
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
120 Points
and MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Degree-specific major units

Group A—take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 CHPR4408 Chemical and Thermal Renewable Energies
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62560 Master of Renewable and Future Energy
or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (specialisation in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering specialisation)
or 62520 Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas

or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
96 points
NS CHPR5520 Combustion Science and Technology
Prerequisites

Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering ( Chemical Engineering specialisation

or Mechanical Engineering specialisation
and CHPR4406 Reaction Engineering )
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
120 Points
S1 CHPR5521 Flow Assurance for Future Energy
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation)
or Enrolment in 62520 Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and CHPR3404 Advanced Thermodynamics and Mass Transfer Processes
S2 CHPR5522 Gas Processing Technologies
Prerequisites
enrolment in
the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation
or Mechanical Engineering specialisation).
or enrolment in
the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
S1 GENG5516 Energy Storage Systems
Prerequisites
enrolment in
the Master of Renewable Energy
or the Masters of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation)
or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
Degree-specific major units

Group B—take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 CITS4009 Computational Data Analysis
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62510 Master of Information Technology
or 62530 Master of Data Science
or 62560 Master of Renewable and Future Energy
or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (SP-ECHEM Chemical Engineering specialisation
or SP-EMINI Mining Engineering specialisation
or the SP-ESOFT Software Engineering specialisation)
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science (SP-SSDSC Sensing and Spatial Data Science specialisation)

or (
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
96 points
S2 ENVE4401 Contaminant Fate and Transport
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation
or Chemical Engineering specialisation)
or
Enrolment in
and ( GENG2010 Principles of Hydraulics
or GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics
S1 GENG4403 Extractive Metallurgy
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering
Chemical Engineering specialisation
or Mechanical Engineering specialisation
or Mining Engineering specialisation
or or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
96 points
and ENSC1004 Engineering Materials
S2 GENG4410 Fossil to Future – The Transition
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62560 Master of Renewable and Future Energy (ID 1454)
or 62520 Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas (ID 414)
or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (ID 356) (Chemical Engineering specialisation and Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
or 73540 Master of Petroleum Geoscience (ID 1409) )
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
96 points
S2 GENG5503 Modern Control Systems
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering (ID 356) Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation
or Mechanical Engineering specialisation
or Enrolment in
62560 Master of Renewable and Future Energy (ID 1454)
Incompatibility
ELEC4300 Control Engineering
N/A GENG5504 Petroleum Engineering
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering ( Chemical Engineering specialisation and Mechanical Engineering specialisation

or 62520 Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
120 Points
and GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics
S2 GENG5506 Renewable Energy
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering
Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation,
or Mining Engineering specialisation
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
120 Points
and ENSC2003 Engineering Electrical Fundamentals
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Incompatibility
CHPR4403 Future Energy