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Indicative tuition fees provided are estimates based on information available to Edith Cowan University at the time of their calculation and are presented as a guide for comparative purposes only. The fees which are ultimately applicable are subject to change. ECU makes no representations or warranties in relation to the reliability of these estimates or the methodologies used for their calculations.

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First year indicative tuition fees for 2014 undergraduate courses (domestic students)

Commonwealth supported: AUD $8,613.00
Domestic fee paying: AUD $19,850.00

There are two types of domestic tuition fees as displayed above. Read the following information to identify which indicative tuition fee amount may be applicable to you.

Commonwealth Supported Place

Under this arrangement, the Australian Government contributes towards your tuition fees and you are responsible for the remaining tuition fees, called your 'student contribution'.

You are eligible to be Commonwealth Supported if you are studying:

  • a Bachelor's degree;
  • an Associate Diploma;
  • an Honours degree; or
  • selected Commonwealth Government Supported postgraduate courses.

You must also satisfy ONE of the following criteria:

  • You are an Australian Citizen.
  • You hold a Permanent Humanitarian visa.
  • You are a New Zealand Citizen and you are living in Australia whilst studying.
  • You hold an Australian Permanent Residency visa and you are living in Australia whilst studying.

Please note that eligibility for a Commonwealth Supported rate of fees does not determine your eligibility for a Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) loan. For further details and to obtain a more comprehensive indication of tuition fees, please use the Fees Calculator.

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Domestic tuition fees (unsubsidised full fee amount) will be applicable to you if you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place.

Domestic tuition fees also apply to non-award courses (courses or programs that do not lead to a higher education award, but are studied for general interest, professional purposes, or to gain entry to a degree program through an alternative pathway). More about non-award courses.

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Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical)

Chemical Engineering is one of the cornerstones of engineering education (alongside Civil, Mechanical and Electrical).

In broad terms Chemical Engineering is concerned with the application of knowledge from an understanding of how materials and chemicals interact or can be converted in some way to a more useful form, as part of a production or refining process.

Chemical engineers work in a wide range of domains from mineral processing, mining, oil and gas, through to industries associated with clothing, food, packaging, fertilisers, pharmaceuticals and many other manufacturing and biological processes.

This course is Commonwealth Government Supported for eligible students.

Students are required to complete practicum placement(s) as part of this course.

Accreditation

  • This course is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Full accreditation is normally granted when the first cohort of students graduate from the program. This is expected in 2015.

Additional Course Information

Practicum Placement
During the course, students will be required to undertake a minimum of 12 weeks practical work experience located in an engineering industry environment. This will normally be undertaken during a vacation period, even though it is listed as a unit for Year 4 (ENS4111).

Employment Opportunities

In Western Australia, many chemical engineers find career opportunities in the extensive mining, mineral processing and oil and gas industries that dominate the industrial profile of the state. Chemical Engineers play a central role in both the production, refining and down stream processing in these important resource-based industries.

Related careers

Chemical Engineer, Process Engineer, Design Engineer, Plant Engineer, Petrochemical Engineer

Further studies

Students whose performance over the four years of the course is of a high standard may be awarded the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours degree.

Related studies

Engineering / Business, Engineering / Laws and Engineering / Science double degrees also available in this discipline.

Applicants who do not meet the mathematics prerequisite for this course should consider applying for the Bachelor of Technology (Electronic and Computer Systems) as a pathway.

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This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.

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