Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours)

RMIT University

Program Overview

Studying chemical engineering at RMIT brings together engineering science with engineering design and practice.RMIT's Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours) will equip you with the skills and knowlege to design sustainable processes and products for the benefit of society, environment, and businesses.In this chemical enginering degree, you’ll cover the application of chemical sciences, physics, and biological sciences and technology, to design and improve industrial processes such as water purification, food production and processing, or develop products such as cosmetics or pharmaceuticals.

You’ll learn how to make processing industries work more efficiently and minimise their environmental impact by using less energy and producing less waste. You’ll also develop the skills to design and develop ways in which raw materials, such as minerals and oil, are converted into useful products including composites, petrol, plastics and paper.This industry-relevant degree offers work integrated learning opportunities. You’ll have the opportunity to design creative solutions through inspiring and sustainable design-and-build projects, as well as taking part in the Engineers Without Borders Challenge - a humanitarian-focused subject offered in all RMIT engineering degrees.



  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 42,240


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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  • Introduction to Professional Engineering Practice
  • Engineering Science
  • Digital Fundamentals
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Creative Engineering CAD
  • Introduction to Chemical Engineering
  • Numerical Methods/Statistics for Engineers

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school) qualification.Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)

  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)

  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)

  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

The cost of studying at RMIT University varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$ 42,240 annually, to study in RMIT University.

In Australia, chemical engineers and engineering specialists can find jobs in:

  • the chemical, petroleum and petrochemical industries
  • the food industry
  • water industry
  • 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.
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