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What will I learn?

Course details

A Chemical Engineering major equips you with the skills and knowledge to design sustainable chemical processes, equipment and products to improve the society and the environment. A world of opportunities opens for you when you become a chemical engineer. You could be working with major local employers in energy and mining, or apply your knowledge and skills to the fine chemical industry, food industry, finance and consulting, renewable and alternative energy sector or government research agencies such as the CSIRO.

You'll learn to

  • Utilise advanced technical chemical engineering skills in problem identification, simplification, analysis, planning, design, implementation and operation for an exciting career in Engineering.
  • Create innovative engineering solutions to solve complex issues by applying critical thinking skills and your knowledge of established engineering methods
  • Understand and implement the mathematical foundations underlying chemical engineering concepts
  • Develop a deep practical understanding of the core concepts of chemical engineering and extend this knowledge to more specialised areas such as advanced oil and gas processing, combustion science and technologies, renewable energy and alternative fuels, mineral processing, reaction engineering and catalysis, and flow phenomena relevant to chemical processes
  • Work effectively in a team, bringing leadership and accountability to successfully solve real-world problems

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

Chemical engineer, researcher or consultant, process engineer, risk and safety manager, production/operations engineer

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering

CRICOS

106081B

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$42,900.00 (23,20,173) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

35 Stirling Highway,

CRAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian High School (or equivalent). Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students are required to complete an international academic qualification equivalent to Australian High School (or equivalent).

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) - English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English B at HL - Minimum score 5; PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The University of Western Australia (UWA)

UWA is the only Western Australian university ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide.

  • World-top 100 university - QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 5-stars for teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2020)
  • A proud member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight
  • 11 subject areas in world’s top 50 QS Rankings 2020