Bachelor of Science (Applied Chemistry)/Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours)

RMIT University

Program Overview

With its combination of chemistry, analytical sciences and chemical engineering, this course will put you at the forefront of technology development that could change the world.You’ll work on product innovation, from the laboratory through to large-scale production, with a focus on efficient industrial processes to use less energy and produce less waste.



  Course Duration

60 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 38,400


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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  • Introduction to Professional Engineering Practice
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Creative Engineering CAD
  • Introduction to Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Fundamentals 1
  • Chemistry Fundamentals 2
  • Physical Sciences in Action
  • Digital Fundamentals

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$ 38,400 annually, to study in RMIT University.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science (Applied Chemistry) / Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours) find work in industries such as:

  • agricultural chemicals
  • utilities, gas supply, liquid fuels, energy
  • sources, fuel cells, resources
  • environment, including analytical monitoring, water treatment, pollution, site assessment and remediation, recycling, engineering aspects
  • conservation, food, quality control, microbiology, wine, oils
  • dairy, food processing and preservation
  • pharmaceuticals, plastics and polymers.

Graduates can also work in the process design sector, developing production processes from lab to large-scale. They are well placed to take leadership roles in the development and commercialisation of new chemical products.

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