Bachelor of Engineering(Chemical Engineering)(Honours)/Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

RMIT University

Program Overview

Get ready for a fulfilling career in chemical engineering and pharmaceutical sciences.As the pharmaceutical industry expands in Australia and world-wide, your understanding of the engineering process and other scientific fields involved in drug development and production, will ensure you’re well equipped to work across a range of roles.You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the principles of chemical engineering and pharmaceutical sciences, allowing you to apply your knowledge to large scale production in the pharmaceutical industry.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 course offered in all RMIT engineering degrees.To ensure you graduate job-ready, you’ll also have an opportunity to undertake a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective.



  Course Duration

60 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 45,320


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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  • Introduction to Professional Engineering Practice
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Introduction to Chemical Engineering
  • Digital Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • 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$ 45,320 annually, to study in RMIT University.

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours) / Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, major employment areas are to be found 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.
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