Chemical engineering is a discipline influencing a great variety of industrial processes ranging from the production and transformation of materials to transferring energy and matters. Chemical engineers are responsible for the design, development, operation and management of the processes and plants with the minimum environmental impact. A chemical engineering background implies sound knowledge of both the engineering and scientific principles underlying these technological processes.
Graduates are eligible for registration under Chemical branch with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).
The indicative course fees shown here applies to students studying on-campus in Malaysia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student’s study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
- Course objectives, course learning outcomes, course structure, units of study, career opportunities and professional recognition.
The following course educational objectives define the achievements of Swinburne graduates in their professional engineering career a few years after graduation.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
At the completion of the Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Honours), graduates should be able to demonstrate the attainment of the following Civil Swinburne Engineering Competencies, required for external professional recognition:
For the completion of Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Honours), students are required to complete a total of 32 units (400 credit points) consisting of:
* Outcome unit – completion demonstrates the attainment of course learning outcomes
† Honours merit unit – results are used in the honours merit calculation
In the final year, students will be required to undertake two Final Year Research Project units (capstone experiences) which helps meet professional accreditation requirements.
Students are required to complete EAT20008 Professional Experience in Engineering (non-credit point unit), a 12-week approved relevant industrial practical experience before the commencement of the last semester of study.
Chemical Engineering is a growing global profession as modern industries require more specialists with a chemical engineering background. Graduates have a diverse and exciting range of careers to choose from, many with extensive international linkages. Opportunities include chemical industries, energy production, dairy and food industries, petrochemical, agrochemicals, electronics manufacture, environmental health and wastewater treatment, biotechnology, and many more. A graduate may work as a field engineer, research engineer working on ground-breaking scientific research, or designer and adviser for engineering projects in engineering consultancies, environmental agencies and government departments.
Chemical Engineering also provides excellent basis for careers outside of engineering as graduates are experienced at solving problems and have good analytical and management skills.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Honours) is accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) through Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC). As Board of Engineers Malaysia has been accepted as a full member of the Washington Accord (WA), an accredited engineering program will be recognised as an equivalent entry qualification to practise engineering in all signatory countries under the Washington Accord including United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, Korea, Ireland, Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei.
Graduates are eligible to register as Graduate Engineers with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and all signatory countries under Washington Accord. Graduates can also apply for graduate membership with learned society such as The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), Institution of Chemical Engineer (IChemE) and American Institution of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE).
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