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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical Process)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Develop industrial processes to turn raw materials into useful products. You’ll gain real experience with site visits, work integrated learning and research projects.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
4 years full-time
Course Code
EN01, 084921G
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$9,600 per year / $38,400 total
International Fees
$41,500 per year / $166,000 total

About this course

A process engineer develops and optimises industrial processes to make the huge range of products on which modern society depends. This includes oil and gas, water, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, paper and sugar. Chemical process engineers have an understanding of the chemistry and physics required for these processes, the related equipment and how to integrate many individual operations into an integrated factory.

Chemical process engineers typically work in either large consulting firms in head offices where the design occurs, or onsite in factories. In Australia, process engineering is the destination career for chemical engineering graduates.

Sample companies include:

  • Energy, oil and gas production (Shell, Caltex, BP, Origin Energy, Santos)
  • Liquefied natural gas (Woodside, Santos, Shell)
  • Food and beverage (Parmalaat, Arnotts, Coca Cola, large wineries, Carlton and United Breweries, Bundaberg Distillery, Schweppes, XXXX, Mars, Nestle, Cadbury)
  • Meat processing (Teys Australia, JBS Australia, John Dee)
  • Sugar production (Wilmar, Maryborough Sugar Limited, Mackay Sugar)
  • Minerals processing (BHP, Rio Tinto)
  • Pharmaceuticals (Bayer)
  • Industrial chemicals (Orica, BASF)
  • Water treatment (SA Water, Urban Utilities, United Water)
  • Biofuels (Wilmar, Manildra)
  • Paper industry (Amcor, Visy)
  • Personal care products such as toilet paper, soap, shampoo, detergents, cleaning chemicals, nappies and feminine hygiene (Unilever, Kimberly Clark, Johnson & Johnson)
  • Consulting firms (Hatch, Worley Parsons, Beca, GPA Engineering)

Sample jobs include:

  • Process engineer
  • Chemical engineer
  • Consulting engineer
  • Process technologist
  • Industrial engineer
  • Operations engineer
  • Production manager
  • Factory manager
Explore your options

Your engineering degree features common units in the first year that combine broad foundation principles with a wide range of major choices, giving you flexibility and options before you choose your career specialisation.

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is embedded in the curriculum and it is a core component for all engineering students. WIL allows you to graduate with a portfolio of professional skills that provides evidence of your professional competencies.

You are required to undertake 60 days of approved work experience in the engineering environment as part of your work integrated learning.

Entry requirements

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English
  • Maths B

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Recommended study: Chemistry, Maths C and Physics.

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

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You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

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Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

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Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments OP Selection rank OP Selection rank Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 1 Selection rank 99 OP 1 Selection rank 99 Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 7 Selection rank 87 OP 6 Selection rank 89 Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 13 Selection rank 72 OP 9 Selection rank 82

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Study locations

Gardens Point

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