Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Available in the dual major only.
Students must complete for the BE(Hons) (Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering Plan code: CHMETW2342), #64 comprising -

  1. #56, being all courses from part A - compulsory; and
  2. #4 from the combination of B1, B2 and B4 electives; and
  3. balance from electives

Part A - Compulsory

Year 1
4 units from

Course Code Units Course Title
ENGG1100 2 Engineering Design
ENGG1200 2 Engineering Modelling & Problem Solving
ENGG1211 4 Engineering Design, Modelling & Problem Solving [1]

and 4 units from

Course Code Units Course Title
[ MATH1051 2 Calculus & Linear Algebra I [2]
[ or
[ MATH1071 2 Advanced Calculus & Linear Algebra I
[ MATH1052 2 Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations
[ or
[ MATH1072 2 Advanced Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations

and 4 units for

Course Code Units Course Title
ENGG1500 2 Engineering Thermodynamics
CHEM1100 2 Chemistry 1

Year 2, Semester 1

Course Code Units Course Title
CHEE2001 2 Process Principles
CHEM1200 2 Chemistry 2
[ MATH2000 2 Calculus & Linear Algebra II
[ or
[ MATH2001 2 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II

Year 2, Semester 2

Course Code Units Course Title
CHEE2003 2 Fluid & Particle Mechanics
CHEE2010 2 Engineering Investigation & Statistical Analysis
CHEM2056 2 Physical Chemistry for Engineering
MINE2201 2 Physical & Chemical Processing of Minerals

Year 3, Semester 1

Course Code Units Course Title
CHEE3002 2 Heat & Mass Transfer
CHEE3003 2 Chemical Thermodynamics
CHEE3020 2 Process Systems Analysis
MINE3219 2 Process Mineralogy and Comminution

Year 3, Semester 2

Course Code Units Course Title
CHEE3005 2 Reaction Engineering
CHEE3007 2 Process Modelling & Dynamics
MINE3208 2 Mineral and Coal Beneficiation
MINE3212 2 Pyrometallurgy

Year 4, Semester 1

Course Code Units Course Title
CHEE4060 2 Process & Control System Synthesis
MINE4203 2 Flotation
MINE4204 2 Aqueous Solution Processing & Electrometallurgy

Year 4, Semester 1 or Semester 2

Course Code Units Course Title
ENGG4900 2 Professional Practice and the Business Environment

Year 4, Semester 2

Course Code Units Course Title
MINE4200 2 Impact and Risk for Minerals Processing
MINE4201 4 Metallurgical Plant Design

Part B0 - Preparatory Mathematics & Science Electives

Course Code Units Course Title
CHEM1090 2 Introductory Chemistry [3]
MATH1050 2 Mathematical Foundations [2] [4]
PHYS1171 2 Physical Basis of Biological Systems [5]

Part B1 - Introductory Electives

Course Code Units Course Title
BIOL1040 2 Cells to Organisms
CHEE1001 2 Principles of Biological Engineering
CSSE1001 2 Introduction to Software Engineering
ENGG1300 2 Introduction to Electrical Systems
ENGG1400 2 Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics
ENGG1600 2 Introduction to Research Practices - The Big Issues
ERTH1501 2 Earth Processes & Geological Materials for Engineers
PHYS1002 2 Electromagnetism and Modern Physics

Part B2 - Electives
Note: Non-compulsory courses may be pre-requisites for some electives.

Course Code Units Course Title
CHEE2501 2 Environmental Systems Engineering I: Processes
CHEE3008 2 Special Topics C
CHEE4003 2 Special Topics A
CHEE4015 1 Special Topics VII
ENVM2522 2 Carbon & Energy Management
ENVM3103 2 Regulatory Frameworks for Environmental Management & Planning
ENVM3525 2 Sustainable Business Practice
MECH2300 2 Structures & Materials
MECH2305 2 Introduction to Engineering Design and Manufacturing
MECH2310 2 Science & Engineering of Metals
MINE2105 2 Introduction to Mining
MINE3211 2 Special Topics in Minerals Processing II
MINE4207 1 Special Topics in Minerals Processing I
TIMS3309 2 Fundamentals of Technology and Innovation Management

Part B4 - Advanced Electives
Note: Non-compulsory courses may be pre-requisites for some electives.

Course Code Units Course Title
CHEE4006 2 Individual Inquiry
CHEE4007 2 Individual Inquiry
CHEE4009 2 Transport Phenomena
CHEE4012 2 Industrial Wastewater & Solid Waste Management
CHEE4022 2 Principles of Adsorption
CHEE4026 4 Thesis Project [1]
CHEE4027 4 Thesis Project [1]
CHEE4301 2 Nanomaterials & Their Characterisation
CHEE4302 2 Electrochemistry & Corrosion
CHEE4303 2 Interface and Colloid Science and Engineering
ENGG3500 2 Reservoir Engineering
ENGY4000 2 Energy Systems
MECH4304 2 Net Shape Manufacturing

End notes

  • [1] This course is offered over more than one semester. Enrol in the same course code in each semester.
  • [2] Students without at least a Sound Achievement in Senior Maths C are required to take MATH1050 as an elective before MATH1051
  • [3] CHEM1090 is not available for students with a Sound Achievement or higher in Senior Chemistry or equivalent.
  • [4] MATH1050 is not available for students with a High Achievement or higher in Senior Maths C. MATH1050 is not available to students who have passed MATH1051 and/or MATH1071 and/or MATH1052 and/or MATH1072.
  • [5] PHYS1171 is not available for students with a Sound Achievement or higher in Senior Physics or equivalent.