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Course Fees and Duration

Course Duration:
(48 m) 4 years
Course Tuition Fees:
USD 5,837
Course Miscellanous Fees:


Location of Study:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Awarding University:
Curtin University

Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering)

  Institution: Curtin University

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Level Of Study:
Course Subject:
Engineering - Chemical
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Programme Description

Chemical Engineering programs at Curtin University of Technology cover the development, design and operation of processes and plant for the extraction, conversion and recovery of materials that are found in a great variety of process industries serving the needs of society. Among the more familiar industries are petroleum refining, gas processing, palm oil mills, petrochemical and polymer production, fertilizer manufacture, cement and lime production, minerals and metals extraction and refining, paper and board manufacture, sugar refining, food processing, production of industrial, and pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals. A graduate in chemical engineering may expect to find employment with process and plant design companies or within the manufacturing industries to manage, operate, maintain and develop processes and plant for the efficient production of materials. Other opportunities for employment are afforded in public utilities and authorities, research laboratories, academic institutions and consulting practices.

The Chemical Engineering courses currently available at the Sarawak campus are the same as the courses operated at the University’s main campus in Perth Australia. Students studying these courses at Sarawak also have the opportunity to spend one or more semesters in Perth at their own choice with no disruption whatsoever to their studies whilst at the same time Perth students have the opportunity to study for a semester in Sarawak. We offer the Bachelor of Engineering (honours) degree in Chemical Engineering, which is fully accredited by national and international Professional Bodies, namely Board of Engineers Malaysia, Engineers Australia and the Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK. We also offer postgraduate studies (Master and PhD) by research.

Course Structure

Year 2 Semester 1

302240 v.4 Process Principles 227 5.0 25.0
302253 v.5 Process Heat Transfer 228 7.0 25.0
308807 v.1 Fluid Mechanics 230 4.0 25.0
314448 v.1 Principles and Processes in Chemistry 100 6.0 25.0

Year 2 Semester 2

302249 v.3 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 223 5.0 25.0
302257 v.3 Process Mass Transfer 221 5.0 25.0
314450 v.1 Reactivity and Function in Chemistry 120 6.0 25.0
313756 v.1 Process Engineering and Analysis 212 5.0 25.0

Year 3 Semester 1

302262 v.3 Fluid and Particle Processes 324 5.0 25.0
307660 v.4 Engineering Sustainable Development 201 3.0 12.5
313758 v.1 Process Modelling and Simulation 314 5.0 25.0
302263 v.3 Reaction Engineering 325 5.5 25.0
Select 1 Optional units 12.5

Year 3 Semester 2

302259 v.3 Process Plant Engineering 322 5.0 25.0
302260 v.3 Transport Phenomena 323 5.0 25.0
313771 v.1 Process Synthesis and Design 312 5.0 25.0
307668 v.2 Process Instrumentation and Control 328 5.5 25.0

Year 4 Semester 1

313760 v.1 Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer Processes 422 5.0 25.0
313791 v.1 Research Project 411 5.0 25.0
302269 v.3 Risk Management 421 5.0 25.0
Select 1 Optional Units 25.0

Year 4 Semester 2

313792 v.1 Research Project 412 9.0 25.0
302272 v.3 Process Economics and Management 423 5.0 25.0
302273 v.3 Design Project 499 6.0 50.0

Optional Units (offered only in Semester 1)

Year 3
302290 Petroleum Processing 475
311182 Wastewater Treatment 302
308442 Palm Oil and Oleochemical 311

Year 4
305957 Computational Fluid Dynamics 477
313836 Advanced Particle Processes 415
313763 Advanced Modelling and Control 401
314307 Advanced Process Integration 470


  1. Graduates apply the broaden and in-depth knowledge of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering to analyse the practical problems and think creatively to generate innovative solutions using appropriate technologies
  2. Graduates make valid judgement, synthesize information from a range of sources and communicate them in ways appropriate to discipline
  3. Graduates sustain intellectual curiosity and know how to continue to learn not only areas that are relevant to Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, but also that are important to society
  4. Graduates adapt to different roles and responsibilities in multicultural working environment by respecting diversity, professionalism and ethical practices, and demonstrate leaderships in solving emerging engineering problems within the organization and society at national and international levels


  1. Apply scientific and engineering principles to process engineering design and development, including sound risk management, environmental and OHS practice.
  2. Think critically and creatively to generate innovative and optimum solutions.
  3. Identify, evaluate and synthesise information from a range of sources to optimise process engineering design and development.
  4. Communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose.
  5. Use appropriate information and process technologies (recognising their advantages and limitations) in the design and development of sustainable process systems.
  6. Engage in continuous education, training and research, and take control of their own learning and development.
  7. Recognise and apply international standards and best practice in process engineering.
  8. Demonstrate respect for cultural diversity.
  9. Be ‘career ready’ for the process engineering profession, demonstrate leadership qualities, and work ethically and professionally both within a team and independently.

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