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Chemical Engineering, Chemistry

Bachelor Double Degree


Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours), Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 80
5 years full-time
Curtin Perth


Chemical engineering uses chemistry, physics and mathematics to convert raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms. A great variety of process industries serve the needs of society.

Chemical Engineering

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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

An in-depth knowledge of chemistry unlocks more opportunities for chemical engineers.

In this double degree you will specialise in biosystems engineering, chemical engineering or oil and gas.

You’ll explore the development, design and operation of processes for the extraction, conversion and recovery of materials. You’ll also develop the skills for a career in a modern analytical or industrial laboratory.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

Why study

  • Strong and active Alumni provides excellent networking opportunities in the profession.
  • Professionally accredited by both Engineers Australia and the Institution of Chemical Engineers UK.
  • Practical course with hands-on experience and job-ready capabilities and substantial industry exposure through many industrial expert guest lecturers.
  • Multicultural environment with a diversity of staff and students.
  • Graduates are well regarded and sought after both locally and internationally.
  • Extremely flexible engineering program offering job opportunities within chemical, petroleum, mineral, pharmaceutical, food and other processing industries in Australia and internationally.
  • Research active staff provide students with state-of-the-art chemical engineering technological processes.
  • Active participation of local process industries provides practical flavour to graduate students.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

Upon graduation, you will be eligible for membership of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and for corporate membership of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and Engineers Australia.

Career information

  • Progress Engineer

What you'll learn

  • apply chemical and engineering principles to process engineering design and development, including sound risk management, environmental and occupational health and safety practice
  • think critically and creatively to generate innovative and optimum solutions
  • identify, evaluate and synthesise information from a range of sources to optimise process engineering design and development
  • communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose
  • use appropriate information, chemical and process technologies (recognising their advantages and limitations) in the design and development of sustainable process systems
  • engage in continuous education, training and research, and take control of their own learning and development
  • recognise and apply international standards and best practice in chemistry and process engineering
  • demonstrate respect for cultural diversity
  • be ‘career ready’ for the chemical and process engineering professions, demonstrate leadership qualities, and work ethically and professionally both within a team and independently

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2021 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 8
IB 28
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 70
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 80
India (CBSE) 70%
India (HSC) 71%
Sri Lanka 8

Please select a country above.

Essential course prerequisites

Mathematics (including calculus), chemistry and either physics or engineering studies. Further mathematics is desirable.

Bentley or Kalgoorlie campuses: this course may not be offered at all locations every year.

Bentley or Kalgoorlie campuses: this course may not be offered at all locations every year.

Other requirements and notes for this course

This course may not be offered at all locations every year.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $18,200*
Total indicative course fee $184,000*
Indicative year 1 fee $35,700*

Fee year: 2022

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $18,200*
Total indicative course fee $186,800*
Indicative year 1 fee $35,700*

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.

The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.


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  • Curtin course code: BB-CENCHM
  • CRICOS code: 050336F
  • Last updated on: January 19, 2021