Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical)

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Overview

The Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical) is a flexible degree that will allow you to fast-track your career in chemical engineering.

The program includes a variety of advanced chemical engineering courses to help you extend your technical skills. You can choose to develop your expertise in renewable energy systems, mineral processing, low emissions technologies and advanced particle processing. 

You can also broaden your skills base in a complimentary area, such as business and management skills, entrepreneurship and innovation, design or environmental management. You will also complete a year-long advanced chemical engineering project (design-based or theoretical – the choice is yours), which can potentially be linked to industry.

The flexible nature of the program puts you in control. Whether you want to specialise or diversify, move into a more senior role, lead teams or projects, develop sophisticated research and innovation skills for R&D roles - you can choose courses to support your personal career goals.

2-year or 1-year?
If you are a graduate of an Australian Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree, or equivalent, you can complete the MPE in just one year.

If you are an international student seeking professional recognition from Engineers Australia* and the Washington Accord, or if you wish to extend your engineering and professional expertise in an Australian context, the 2-year MPE is the ideal program. Your study program will be designed to build on your prior studies and develop the core technical competencies to ensure you qualify. You will complete courses in Process Simulations and Control, Project Management and Innovation in Process Industries, and Chemical Engineering Design.

* Pending accreditation of this degree by Engineers Australia.

Domestic Student Program and Fee Summary
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Program Intake
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
Tuition Fees
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Number of Courses
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Note: 1 course is equal to 10 units of study.

8-16

Program Code

40051

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International Student Program and Fee Summary
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Note: This Program and Fee Summary is intended to provide an overview of the Program Requirements. It is the prospective student’s responsibility to investigate the Program and Enrolment Terms and Conditions carefully prior to applying.

Program Intake
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
Tuition Fees
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Note: Fees are indicative and may be subject to annual increase. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

Please click here to view the indicative one year program fees.

Number of Courses
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Note: 1 course is equal to 10 units of study.

8-16
CRICOS

092854C

Program Code

40051

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Program Code 40051
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Newcastle (Callaghan)
CRICOS Code 092854C
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Face to Face
Program Plans

Description

The Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical) program will extend students’ learning in the discipline of chemical engineering. For students completing the 2 year MPE, the first year focuses on advanced fundamental skills and knowledge required for the practicing chemical engineer. Following this, and in conjunction with students completing the 1 year MPE, students are exposed to capstone level courses in energy and resources engineering while also completing an advanced level research program. This program produces graduates with the knowledge, and technical and professional attributes to provide innovative solutions to society’s needs now and into the future. 

 

Admission Requirements

Direct Admission into the 1 Year MPE (Chemical) Program*:

  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF 8) with Class 2 Division 2 or above in Chemical Engineering
  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF 8) in Chemical Engineering with a Newcastle calculated GPA of 4.5 or above

Direct Admission into the 2 Year MPE (Chemical) Program*:

  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a Bachelor Degree (AQF 7) in Chemical Engineering AND a Newcastle calculated GPA of 4.5 or above

Direct Admission into the MPE Program:

  • Applicants currently undertaking or having completed the Master of Engineering Management program at the University of Newcastle may be admitted to the Master of Professional Engineering in the same discipline area as their undergraduate engineering degree.  The volume of learning required for the MPE will be assessed for individual applicants based on their background.

*Further Admission Requirements (if applicable)

Alternative Engineering Disciplines:

Applications for the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical) from graduates from a different engineering discipline other than chemical engineering are welcomed, but will be assessed for eligibility on an individual basis by the Faculty.

GPA Equivalence for Non-University of Newcastle Applicants:

Applicants from external institutions will be required to provide transcripts of previous studies to allow assessment of GPA equivalence on the University of Newcastle scale.

Alternate Entry Path Incorporating Work Experience:

Applications from graduates with an appropriate Bachelor Degree (AQF 7) or Honours Degree (AQF 8 ) in engineering not meeting the above requirements, BUT with significant relevant work experience will be assessed for eligibility on an individual basis by the Faculty.

 

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Requirements and Structure

Two year program:

The MPE (Chemical) comprises 160 units, 100 of which are core courses, 20 of which are directed courses, and 40 of which are electives that can be selected from a specialised area of study.

One year program:

Students completing a one year MPE (Chemical) must complete 80 units, 20 of which are core courses, 20 of which are directed courses, and 40 of which are electives that can be selected from a specialised area of study.

  • Core courses for 1 year program: CHEE6000A and CHEE6000B.

Course Information

Core Courses 1 Year Students

1 Year Students complete the following courses:.

Code Name Availability Units
CHEE6000A Advanced Chemical Engineering Project A Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE6000B Advanced Chemical Engineering Project B Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Core Courses 2 Year Students

2 Year students complete all the following courses.

Code Name Availability Units
CHEE3825 Chemical Engineering Laboratory 2 Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE4475 Dynamic Process Simulations and Control Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE4945A Chemical Engineering Design A Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE4945B Chemical Engineering Design B Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE6000A Advanced Chemical Engineering Project A Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE6000B Advanced Chemical Engineering Project B Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE6420 Safety and Risk Management Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE6510 Project Management & Innovation in Process Industries Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG3500 Managing Engineering Projects Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG6500 Engineering Complexity Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
CHEE6100 Advanced Renewable Energy Systems Not currently offered 10 units
CHEE6300 Advanced Mineral Processing Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE6500 Advanced Low Emission Technologies Not currently offered 10 units
CHEE6600 Advanced Particle Processing Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan) 10 units

Electives

Choose 40 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Learning Outcomes

  • Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of engineering fundamentals and/or the underpinning natural and physical sciences as applicable to the engineering discipline
  • Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline
  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline
  • Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes
  • Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
  • Ethical conduct and professional accountability
  • Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains
  • Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour
  • Professional use and management of information
  • Orderly management of self, and professional conduct
  • Effective team membership and team leadership
  • Demonstrated capacity for dealing with uncertain problems using self-direction

Professional Accreditation

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia, and other affiliated international organisations, through the Washington Accord. Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to apply for membership to Engineers Australia.

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University’s credit website and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Assumed Knowledge

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) or equivalent Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) or equivalent

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