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Chemical Engineering (Honours), B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
University rank #238 (QS) Melbourne, Australia
In this Chemical Engineering (Honours) program from RMIT University, you’ll cover the application of chemical, physics, and biological sciences and technology, for the design and improvement of industrial processes such as water purification, food production and processing, or developing products such as cosmetics or pharmaceuticals.
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You'll have the opportunity to undertake industry placements either locally or internationally so you'll be work ready when you graduate. There are also opportunities to tackle research projects in partnership with industry, like the Engineers Without Borders Challenge.

You will have a number of opportunities for industry interaction during your studies including work placements and industry-based projects. Our teachers are experienced practitioners and we collaborate closely with industry to ensure our chemical engineering degree meets the needs of the workplace.

As a graduate from the Chemical Engineering (Honours) program at RMIT University, you will be eligible for membership of Engineers Australia, and your qualification will be recognised by all 18 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, the Washington Accord. 

These include the USA, UK, China, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and Singapore. In addition, the chemical engineering program is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), a body that accredits chemical engineering programs internationally at the Masters level. This provides you with even greater international recognition. 


Chemical engineering professionals are in demand, not only in Australia, but across the globe. With a rapidly growing population, the need for more efficient processing industries will become more important to ensure manufacturing minimises their environmental impact by using less energy and producing less waste.

In Australia, the major employment areas are in:

  • the chemical, petroleum and petrochemical industries
  • the food industry
  • water
  • environmental management and pollution control
  • mineral and metallurgical industries
  • plastics/polymers
  • biomaterials and diagnostic agents
  • pharmaceuticals and vaccines
  • cosmetics
  • electricity and gas utilisation
  • research and development
  • project design and consulting

RMIT graduates have gone on to work at a range of organisations including:

  • Basell
  • BP
  • Cadbury
  • Cryovac
  • CSL
  • CUB
  • ExxonMobil
  • Kraft
  • Moldflow
  • Rio Tinto

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Professional Engineering Practice
  • Chemical Engineering Fundamentals
  • Chemistry of Materials 
  • Engineering Mathematics 
  • Introduction to Chemical Engineering Design

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General Requirements

CRICOS Code: 079626B

  • You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 65% average
  • Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post-secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37440 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37440 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Domestic students: Commonwealth supported places

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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