## Degree structure

This example course plan is provided as a guide only. Subject availability will vary from year to year and there is no guarantee that the listed subjects will be available in future years.

For further information on course structures, subjects and electives:

## Biochemical Engineering

Semester 1 | |
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Engineering Systems Design 1Core | 12.5 |

## Engineering Systems Design 1Engineering Systems Design 1 introduces students to the world of engineering through a mix of design projects, interactive workshops and lectures. This subject centres on the engineering method, the approach to problem solving and engineering design that makes engineers unique. The subject will prepare students for an exciting and rigorous engineering education that will allow them to serve an increasingly complex society. This subject features designing a solution to a real-world challenge using skills from disciplines such as fluid mechanics, chemical engineering, water treatment, aerospace engineering, mathematical modelling and computer simulation.INDICATIVE CONTENT The engineering pr... Detailed Information ENGR10004Type Core | |

Calculus 1Core | 12.5 |

## Calculus 1This subject extends students' knowledge of functions and calculus and introduces them to the topics of vectors and complex numbers. Students will be introduced to new functions such as the inverse trigonometric functions and learn how to extend the techniques of differentiation to these. Integration techniques will be applied to solving first order differential equations. Differential calculus: graphs of functions of one variable, trigonometric functions and their inverses, derivatives of inverse trigonometric functions, implicit differentiation and parametric curves. Integral calculus: properties of the integral, integration by trigonometric and algebraic substitutions and partial fract... Detailed Information MAST10005Type Core | |

Chemistry 1Core | 12.5 |

## Chemistry 1The subject provides an introduction to stoichiometry; gases; energy and thermochemistry; chemical equilibrium; acid-base chemistry; properties of solutions, aspects of main group chemistry: structure and bonding in elements and compounds of groups 14-18; solutions and pH equilibria; physical properties of solution. intermolecular forces and extended solid state structures; structure and bonding of alkanes, alkenes and alkynes; benzene and its derivatives; functional groups; and spectroscopy and determination of structure. Detailed Information CHEM10003Type Core | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for information. Detailed Information BreadthType Elective |

Semester 2 | |
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Engineering Systems Design 2Core | 12.5 |

## Engineering Systems Design 2Engineering Systems Design 2 will develop the students' understanding of the engineering method and the importance of engineering in society. Engineering Systems Design 2 focuses on inter-relationships in engineering systems drawing on important examples from lightweight structures and digital electronic circuits. This subject will prepare students for an exciting and rigorous engineering education that will allow them to serve the needs of an increasingly complex society. The subject ENGR10003 Engineering Systems Design 2 provides a foundation for various subsequent subjects in the second year of study.INDICATIVE CONTENT Topics include: Digital systems – analog-to-digital conversion, nu... Detailed Information ENGR10003Type Core | |

Calculus 2Core | 12.5 |

## Calculus 2This subject will extend knowledge of calculus from school. Students are introduced to hyperbolic functions and their inverses, the complex exponential and functions of two variables. Techniques of differentiation and integration will be extended to these cases. Students will be exposed to a wider class of differential equation models, both first and second order, to describe systems such as population models, electrical circuits and mechanical oscillators. The subject also introduces sequences and series including the concepts of convergence and divergence. Calculus topics include: intuitive idea of limits and continuity of functions of one variable, sequences, series, hyperbolic functio... Detailed Information MAST10006Type Core | |

Chemistry 2Core | 12.5 |

## Chemistry 2The subject provides an introduction to organic acids and bases; nucleophilic substitution reactions; elimination reactions; addition reactions; electrophilic aromatic substitution reactions; nucleophilic addition reactions; organic redox reactions; chemical kinetics; elementary quantum mechanics, atomic spectra and atomic structure; redox reactions and electrochemistry; and transition metal and coordination chemistry. Detailed Information CHEM10004Type Core | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for information. Detailed Information BreadthType Elective |

Semester 3 | |
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Material and Energy BalancesCore | 12.5 |

## Material and Energy BalancesThis subject introduces chemical engineering flow sheet calculations, including material balances, energy balances and compositions of mixtures. The concept of conversion of mass is developed as the basis for determining mass flows in chemical processing systems involving chemical reactions and separation systems. Then the concept of conservation of energy is developed as the basis for determining energy flows in and around chemical processing systems, evaluation of enthalpy changes with and without phase change, simplified energy balances for batch, steady-state and adiabatic systems, estimation of heats of reaction, combustion, solution and dilution, energy balances in reacting systems,... Detailed Information CHEN20010Type Core | |

Linear AlgebraCore | 12.5 |

## Linear AlgebraThis subject gives a solid grounding in key areas of modern mathematics needed in science and technology. It develops the concepts of vectors, matrices and the methods of linear algebra. Students should develop the ability to use the methods of linear algebra and gain an appreciation of mathematical proof. Little of the material here has been seen at school and the level of understanding required represents an advance on previous studies. Systems of linear equations, matrices and determinants; vectors in real n-space, cross product, scalar triple product, lines and planes; vector spaces, linear independence, basis, dimension; linear transformations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors; inner produc... Detailed Information MAST10007Type Core | |

Chemistry: Reactions and SynthesisCore | 12.5 |

## Chemistry: Reactions and SynthesisThis subject covers key concepts associated with the synthesis and design of organic and inorganic molecules, molecular architecture and the energy transformations associated with chemical and physical processes. Topics covered include synthesis of simple polyfunctional organic compounds, thermodynamically controlled reactions of s-, p- and d- block elements and thermodynamics. In the last three weeks of the subject students will be able to choose between lecture modules with a focus on introductory materials chemistry or biological chemistry. These topics have applications in drug discovery, chemical industry, nanotechnology, and energy harnessing through conventional and alternative ene... Detailed Information CHEM20018Type Core | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for information. Detailed Information BreadthType Elective |

Semester 4 | |
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Chemical Process AnalysisCore | 12.5 |

## Chemical Process AnalysisThis subject introduces students to important chemical engineering processes both on the large plant-wide scale and at the single unit operation scale. Students learn how to read, process flow diagrams and process and instrumentation diagrams. Process measurement and instrumentation is also covered. Chemical engineering thermodynamics is introduced through some of the most common quantities of temperature, pressure, enthalpy and entropy. Industrially important thermodynamic cycles are included. The importance of phase behaviour and the ability to predict the behaviour of real gases is covered as are the properties of humid air as an example. Students are also introduced to steady-state an... Detailed Information CHEN20011Type Core | |

Transport ProcessesCore | 12.5 |

## Transport ProcessesThis subject covers fundamental concepts of diffusion and conservation within momentum, heat and mass transport. Use of these concepts is integral to the profession of Chemical Engineering. For example, heat exchangers are used throughout Chemical Engineering processes to transfer thermal energy from one stream to another. Knowledge of heat transport and momentum transport (ie fluid flow) is required to design a heat exchanger, other key pieces of Chemical Engineering process equipment, including distillation columns. Similarly, knowledge of mass transport is required to design other key Chemical Engineering processes, such as distillation. INDICATIVE CONTENT The specific technical mate... Detailed Information CHEN20009Type Core | |

Engineering MathematicsCore | 12.5 |

## Engineering MathematicsThis subject introduces important mathematical methods required in engineering such as manipulating vector differential operators, computing multiple integrals and using integral theorems. A range of ordinary and partial differential equations are solved by a variety of methods and their solution behaviour is interpreted. The subject also introduces sequences and series including the concepts of convergence and divergence. Topics include: Vector calculus, including Gauss’ and Stokes’ Theorems; sequences and series; Fourier series, Laplace transforms; systems of homogeneous ordinary differential equations, including phase plane and linearization for nonlinear systems; second order partia... Detailed Information MAST20029Type Core | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for information. Detailed Information BreadthType Elective |

Semester 5 | |
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Reactor EngineeringCore | 12.5 |

## Reactor EngineeringThis subject introduces students to aspects of reactor system design. Chemical reactors are at the heart of any major chemical process design. Chemical reaction engineering is concerned with the exploitation of chemical reactions on a commercial scale. Chemical reaction engineering aims at studying and optimizing chemical reactions in order to define the best reactor design. Hence, the interactions of flow phenomena, mass transfer, heat transfer, and reaction kinetics are of prime importance in order to relate reactor performance to feed composition and operating conditions. This subject is one of the key parts of the chemical and biochemical engineering curriculum upon which a lot of lat... Detailed Information CHEN30001Type Core | |

Heat and Mass Transport ProcessesCore | 12.5 |

## Heat and Mass Transport ProcessesThis subject aims to extend the fundamental concepts of heat transfer from that covered in CHEN20009 Transport Processes to include natural and forced convection and two phase systems. Mass transfer concepts are extended to unsteady state mass transfer and Fick's Second Law, prediction of diffusivity and of mass transfer coefficients. These fundamental concepts are then applied to the design of processes and equipment including shell and tube, air-cooled and plate heat exchangers, evaporator systems, membrane devices, binary distillation systems, gas absorbers and cooling towers. Experience in the use of appropriate simulation packages such as HYSYS for exchanger and distillation column d... Detailed Information CHEN30005Type Core | |

Science electiveElective | 12.5 |

## Science electiveSee the handbook for information. Detailed Information Science electiveType Elective | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for information. Detailed Information BreadthType Elective |

Semester 6 | |
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Fluid MechanicsCore | 12.5 |

## Fluid MechanicsThis subject concerns the fundamental science of fluid flow relevant to a range of engineering applications, and is essential for specialisations relating to Chemical, Civil and Environmental Engineering. Detailed Information ENGR30002Type Core | |

Safety and Sustainability Case StudiesCore | 12.5 |

## Safety and Sustainability Case StudiesThis subject provides an introduction to process work in process engineering, focusing specifically on process safety and sustainability. Material taught in other chemical engineering subjects will be reinforced via a series of assignments in which ill-defined and open-ended process engineering problems will be tackled. Both hypothetical and real case studies from the process engineering field are used throughout the subject. Several assessment tasks combine to form a capstone project. Within this project students, in teams of three or four, perform design tasks related to the development of a Chemical Process Engineering facility. This capstone project culminates in an Environmental Effe... Detailed Information CHEN30015Type Core | |

Science electiveElective | 12.5 |

## Science electiveSee the handbook for information. Detailed Information Science electiveType Elective | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for information. Detailed Information BreadthType Elective |

## Chemical Engineering

Semester 1 | |
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Points | |

Engineering Systems Design 1Core | 12.5 |

## Engineering Systems Design 1Engineering Systems Design 1 introduces students to the world of engineering through a mix of design projects, interactive workshops and lectures. This subject centres on the engineering method, the approach to problem solving and engineering design that makes engineers unique. The subject will prepare students for an exciting and rigorous engineering education that will allow them to serve an increasingly complex society. This subject features designing a solution to a real-world challenge using skills from disciplines such as fluid mechanics, chemical engineering, water treatment, aerospace engineering, mathematical modelling and computer simulation.INDICATIVE CONTENT The engineering pr... Detailed Information ENGR10004Type Core | |

Calculus 1Core | 12.5 |

## Calculus 1This subject extends students' knowledge of functions and calculus and introduces them to the topics of vectors and complex numbers. Students will be introduced to new functions such as the inverse trigonometric functions and learn how to extend the techniques of differentiation to these. Integration techniques will be applied to solving first order differential equations. Differential calculus: graphs of functions of one variable, trigonometric functions and their inverses, derivatives of inverse trigonometric functions, implicit differentiation and parametric curves. Integral calculus: properties of the integral, integration by trigonometric and algebraic substitutions and partial fract... Detailed Information MAST10005Type Core | |

Chemistry 1Core | 12.5 |

## Chemistry 1The subject provides an introduction to stoichiometry; gases; energy and thermochemistry; chemical equilibrium; acid-base chemistry; properties of solutions, aspects of main group chemistry: structure and bonding in elements and compounds of groups 14-18; solutions and pH equilibria; physical properties of solution. intermolecular forces and extended solid state structures; structure and bonding of alkanes, alkenes and alkynes; benzene and its derivatives; functional groups; and spectroscopy and determination of structure. Detailed Information CHEM10003Type Core | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for information. Detailed Information BreadthType Elective |

Semester 2 | |
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Points | |

Engineering Systems Design 2Core | 12.5 |

## Engineering Systems Design 2Engineering Systems Design 2 will develop the students' understanding of the engineering method and the importance of engineering in society. Engineering Systems Design 2 focuses on inter-relationships in engineering systems drawing on important examples from lightweight structures and digital electronic circuits. This subject will prepare students for an exciting and rigorous engineering education that will allow them to serve the needs of an increasingly complex society. The subject ENGR10003 Engineering Systems Design 2 provides a foundation for various subsequent subjects in the second year of study.INDICATIVE CONTENT Topics include: Digital systems – analog-to-digital conversion, nu... Detailed Information ENGR10003Type Core | |

Calculus 2Core | 12.5 |

## Calculus 2This subject will extend knowledge of calculus from school. Students are introduced to hyperbolic functions and their inverses, the complex exponential and functions of two variables. Techniques of differentiation and integration will be extended to these cases. Students will be exposed to a wider class of differential equation models, both first and second order, to describe systems such as population models, electrical circuits and mechanical oscillators. The subject also introduces sequences and series including the concepts of convergence and divergence. Calculus topics include: intuitive idea of limits and continuity of functions of one variable, sequences, series, hyperbolic functio... Detailed Information MAST10006Type Core | |

Chemistry 2Core | 12.5 |

## Chemistry 2The subject provides an introduction to organic acids and bases; nucleophilic substitution reactions; elimination reactions; addition reactions; electrophilic aromatic substitution reactions; nucleophilic addition reactions; organic redox reactions; chemical kinetics; elementary quantum mechanics, atomic spectra and atomic structure; redox reactions and electrochemistry; and transition metal and coordination chemistry. Detailed Information CHEM10004Type Core | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for information. Detailed Information BreadthType Elective |

Semester 3 | |
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Points | |

Material and Energy BalancesCore | 12.5 |

## Material and Energy BalancesThis subject introduces chemical engineering flow sheet calculations, including material balances, energy balances and compositions of mixtures. The concept of conversion of mass is developed as the basis for determining mass flows in chemical processing systems involving chemical reactions and separation systems. Then the concept of conservation of energy is developed as the basis for determining energy flows in and around chemical processing systems, evaluation of enthalpy changes with and without phase change, simplified energy balances for batch, steady-state and adiabatic systems, estimation of heats of reaction, combustion, solution and dilution, energy balances in reacting systems,... Detailed Information CHEN20010Type Core | |

Linear AlgebraCore | 12.5 |

## Linear AlgebraThis subject gives a solid grounding in key areas of modern mathematics needed in science and technology. It develops the concepts of vectors, matrices and the methods of linear algebra. Students should develop the ability to use the methods of linear algebra and gain an appreciation of mathematical proof. Little of the material here has been seen at school and the level of understanding required represents an advance on previous studies. Systems of linear equations, matrices and determinants; vectors in real n-space, cross product, scalar triple product, lines and planes; vector spaces, linear independence, basis, dimension; linear transformations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors; inner produc... Detailed Information MAST10007Type Core | |

Chemistry: Reactions and SynthesisCore | 12.5 |

## Chemistry: Reactions and SynthesisThis subject covers key concepts associated with the synthesis and design of organic and inorganic molecules, molecular architecture and the energy transformations associated with chemical and physical processes. Topics covered include synthesis of simple polyfunctional organic compounds, thermodynamically controlled reactions of s-, p- and d- block elements and thermodynamics. In the last three weeks of the subject students will be able to choose between lecture modules with a focus on introductory materials chemistry or biological chemistry. These topics have applications in drug discovery, chemical industry, nanotechnology, and energy harnessing through conventional and alternative ene... Detailed Information CHEM20018Type Core | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for information. Detailed Information BreadthType Elective |

Semester 4 | |
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Points | |

Chemical Process AnalysisCore | 12.5 |

## Chemical Process AnalysisThis subject introduces students to important chemical engineering processes both on the large plant-wide scale and at the single unit operation scale. Students learn how to read, process flow diagrams and process and instrumentation diagrams. Process measurement and instrumentation is also covered. Chemical engineering thermodynamics is introduced through some of the most common quantities of temperature, pressure, enthalpy and entropy. Industrially important thermodynamic cycles are included. The importance of phase behaviour and the ability to predict the behaviour of real gases is covered as are the properties of humid air as an example. Students are also introduced to steady-state an... Detailed Information CHEN20011Type Core | |

Transport ProcessesCore | 12.5 |

## Transport ProcessesThis subject covers fundamental concepts of diffusion and conservation within momentum, heat and mass transport. Use of these concepts is integral to the profession of Chemical Engineering. For example, heat exchangers are used throughout Chemical Engineering processes to transfer thermal energy from one stream to another. Knowledge of heat transport and momentum transport (ie fluid flow) is required to design a heat exchanger, other key pieces of Chemical Engineering process equipment, including distillation columns. Similarly, knowledge of mass transport is required to design other key Chemical Engineering processes, such as distillation. INDICATIVE CONTENT The specific technical mate... Detailed Information CHEN20009Type Core | |

Engineering MathematicsCore | 12.5 |

## Engineering MathematicsThis subject introduces important mathematical methods required in engineering such as manipulating vector differential operators, computing multiple integrals and using integral theorems. A range of ordinary and partial differential equations are solved by a variety of methods and their solution behaviour is interpreted. The subject also introduces sequences and series including the concepts of convergence and divergence. Topics include: Vector calculus, including Gauss’ and Stokes’ Theorems; sequences and series; Fourier series, Laplace transforms; systems of homogeneous ordinary differential equations, including phase plane and linearization for nonlinear systems; second order partia... Detailed Information MAST20029Type Core | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for information. Detailed Information BreadthType Elective |

Semester 5 | |
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Points | |

Reactor EngineeringCore | 12.5 |

## Reactor EngineeringThis subject introduces students to aspects of reactor system design. Chemical reactors are at the heart of any major chemical process design. Chemical reaction engineering is concerned with the exploitation of chemical reactions on a commercial scale. Chemical reaction engineering aims at studying and optimizing chemical reactions in order to define the best reactor design. Hence, the interactions of flow phenomena, mass transfer, heat transfer, and reaction kinetics are of prime importance in order to relate reactor performance to feed composition and operating conditions. This subject is one of the key parts of the chemical and biochemical engineering curriculum upon which a lot of lat... Detailed Information CHEN30001Type Core | |

Heat and Mass Transport ProcessesCore | 12.5 |

## Heat and Mass Transport ProcessesThis subject aims to extend the fundamental concepts of heat transfer from that covered in CHEN20009 Transport Processes to include natural and forced convection and two phase systems. Mass transfer concepts are extended to unsteady state mass transfer and Fick's Second Law, prediction of diffusivity and of mass transfer coefficients. These fundamental concepts are then applied to the design of processes and equipment including shell and tube, air-cooled and plate heat exchangers, evaporator systems, membrane devices, binary distillation systems, gas absorbers and cooling towers. Experience in the use of appropriate simulation packages such as HYSYS for exchanger and distillation column d... Detailed Information CHEN30005Type Core | |

Science electiveElective | 12.5 |

## Science electiveSee the handbook for information. Detailed Information Science electiveType Elective | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for information. Detailed Information BreadthType Elective |

Semester 6 | |
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Points | |

Fluid MechanicsCore | 12.5 |

## Fluid MechanicsThis subject concerns the fundamental science of fluid flow relevant to a range of engineering applications, and is essential for specialisations relating to Chemical, Civil and Environmental Engineering. Detailed Information ENGR30002Type Core | |

Safety and Sustainability Case StudiesCore | 12.5 |

## Safety and Sustainability Case StudiesThis subject provides an introduction to process work in process engineering, focusing specifically on process safety and sustainability. Material taught in other chemical engineering subjects will be reinforced via a series of assignments in which ill-defined and open-ended process engineering problems will be tackled. Both hypothetical and real case studies from the process engineering field are used throughout the subject. Several assessment tasks combine to form a capstone project. Within this project students, in teams of three or four, perform design tasks related to the development of a Chemical Process Engineering facility. This capstone project culminates in an Environmental Eff... Detailed Information CHEN30015Type Core | |

Science electiveElective | 12.5 |

## Science electiveSee the handbook for information. Detailed Information Science electiveType Elective | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for information. Detailed Information BreadthType Elective |