Why study a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours)?
Chemical engineers invent, develop and design processes that convert raw materials into useful products - with minimal environmental impact.
Chemical engineers are also involved with pollution control, protection of the environment and with energy conservation.
As populations grow and resources and energy reserves decline, the demand for chemical engineers increases.
As a chemical engineer, you can work in a range of industries including the biotechnology, chemical, energy, environmental, food, mineral, nanotechnology, oil, paper, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries.
In these industries you would most likely work in one of the following roles:
Process engineer - you solve production problems, develop new products, reduce energy usage and the carbon footprint, increase plant safety and efficiency, and oversee plant upgrades and expansions. You work with a team of people in operations, maintenance and business strategy.
Design engineer - you work in a consultancy office, designing new plants for clients, as well as extensions to existing plants. You might design a distillation column today, be sizing a heat exchanger tomorrow, work on safety and environmental protections, or work out how to control each unit of the plant to ensure smooth and reliable operation.
Research and development engineer - you work in a laboratory or a company, and develop new ways to do chemical engineering. You might develop new products or you might work on new catalysts to increase reaction efficiency.
Areas of study
- Computing for engineers
- Mathematics for engineering
- Engineering design A: lighter, faster, stronger
- Engineering design B: cleaner, safer, smarter
- Design C: engineering mobile applications
General Studies Unit
- Leadership and Innovation
Select two units from:
- Chemistry I advanced
- Physics for engineering
- Mechanics of fluids (level two)
- Telecommunications (level two)
- Digital systems (level two)
- Introduction to Systems Engineering (level two)
Total: 48 points
Application of knowledge in Chemical Engineering is essential for successful scale-up and smooth operation of processes, which leads to the production of value-added items such as petrochemicals, toothpaste, mobile phones, petrol, paper, instant coffee and etc. In addition, Chemical Engineers have great responsibility to produce design of processes that are both inherently and extrinsically safe to prevent major incidents.
In level two units, students will gain necessary background in the sciences and engineering fundamentals, covering topics such as
mass transfer, heat transfer, thermodynamics etc. When students proceed to higher levels, they will be exposed to core topics in Chemical Engineering such as separation processes, reaction engineering and many others.
Practical work forms an essential part of many units and management studies are introduced at higher levels (level 3 and 4) to provide students with adequate knowledge to manage projects. Students are given the opportunity to integrate a period of industrial experience or time at an overseas university with their studies.
The course takes four years of full-time study to complete.
The common first year lays a foundation in the basic sciences of mathematics, physics and chemistry and introduces the disciplines available to you for further study. You will learn to apply your developing maths and science knowledge to real-life problems and begin to understand the interaction between engineering and society.
Depending on academic performance and quotas, you can pursue a specific discipline from your second year of study.
Monash Malaysia campus students must undergo training in an industrial-based environment after their third year of study, as required by the Board of Engineers Malaysia’s Engineering Accreditation Council. After the 12-week training, students must submit a written report, detailing your work experience.
The Monash University Handbook has detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering.
Graduates can work in fields such as:
- building and construction
- computer programming
- food processing
- industrial electronics
- power generation
- sustainable technologies
English language requirements
Sound English language skills are required for all academic programs at Monash. You can demonstrate your English language proficiency through one of the following:
studying English at Year 12 or equivalent
studying at an institution where English is the language of instruction
English Proficiency Tests
Monash English Bridging.
If you have achieved more than one of the English language requirements over a period of time, only the most recent demonstration of English proficiency will be considered.
You must meet specific English language requirements when applying for our master’s and doctoral research degrees.
Submission of evidence
You must submit full documentary evidence in support of English proficiency with your application for candidature. If your first language is not English, or where degree qualifications were not undertaken in the English language, Monash reserves the right to seek further documentary evidence of English proficiency.
Mathematics (Australian Higher Year 12 equivalent) and at least one of Chemistry or Physics (Australian Year 12 equivalent) are formal prerequisites for the Bachelor of Engineering.
In 2016, annual tuition fees for this course are:
- RM44,000 for Malaysian students
- RM48,400 for international students.
- Application - RM100
- Registration - RM200
- General amenities - RM100
Visa application fee for new international student
Indonesia - RM 2,840
Other countries - RM 2,008
Each year, there are three intake periods for the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours). This means that you can start in February, July or October.
For more information click "Further official information" below.