• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
In the Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering (Hons) program at Murdoch University, you’ll learn the mining and manufacturing processes required to turn low value raw materials into high value products, suitable for existing and emerging industries, including energy storage batteries and capacitors.


As a chemical and metallurgical engineer, you’ll play a major part in finding new ways to make the most of our natural resources, turning raw materials into useful products, while ensuring the sustainability of our planet.

You’ll master the technology required to extract metals and commodities from the earth using sustainable methods and explore the design, commissioning and operation of engineering processes and plants. This includes how to harvest mineral resources in safe and responsible ways, using the latest chemical and metallurgical processes.

You’ll even have the opportunity to work in mineral processing and metallurgical plants as part of your studies, developing your understanding of the resources industry and markets through direct links with industry.

Your future career

Graduating Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering (Hons) program at Murdoch University will open the doors to a wide range of career opportunities in natural resources across the globe.

Careers could include:

  • Chemical or Process Engineer
  • Hydrometallurgist or Pyrometallurgist
  • Metallurgist
  • Mineral Processing Engineer, Consultant or Researcher
  • Mineralogist

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • General Physics
  • Transitioning into Engineering
  • Design Concepts in Engineering
  • Introduction to the Minerals Industry
  • Calculus and Matrix Algebra
  • Applied Mathematics 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

CRICOS Code: 030196A

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    33459 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33459 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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