Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

302153 v.2 Postgraduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering


Course CRICOS Code: 038787B
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


This course provides an advanced professional qualification for graduates in engineering or applied science disciplines (not usually for graduate chemical engineers). Applicants will be graduates with qualifications in areas related to chemical engineering and intending to work in the chemical processing industries. Chemical engineering graduates, especially those with honours, should consider enrolling in the Master of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) by research.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A recognised degree in engineering or applied science at honours level or a recognised degree in engineering or applied science without honours but with relevant experience. Such candidates will be accepted at the discretion of the Head of Department. Candidates with an appropriate pass degree can be accepted at the discretion of the Head of Department but will be required to complete up to 12 full units (25 credits) over one and a half years of full-time study (or part-time equivalent). Transfer from the Graduate Certificate to this course is allowable subject to the approval of the Head of Department.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee paying course is one year full-time study. Two intakes are offered each year, in March and August.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Intermediate Awards II

Graduate Certificate in Chemical Engineering

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1


Year 1 Semester 2

302222 v.2 # ChE 599 Design Project 12.0 50.0
Optional units to select from in Year 1 Hrs/Wk Credits
302195 v.2   ChE 511 Process Heat Transfer 6.0 25.0
302196 v.2   ChE 512 Fluid Mechanics 6.0 25.0
302197 v.2   ChE 513 Fluid and Particle Processes 6.0 25.0
302198 v.2   ChE 514 Process Control 6.0 25.0
302199 v.2   ChE 515 Reaction Engineering 6.0 25.0
302200 v.2   ChE 516 Mass Transfer Operations 6.0 25.0
302201 v.2   ChE 541 Risk Management 6.0 25.0
302202 v.2   ChE 542 Advanced Separation Processes 6.0 25.0
302203 v.2   ChE 543 Chemviron Systems 6.0 25.0
302204 v.2   ChE 544 Chemviron Processes 6.0 25.0
302208 v.2 * ChE 552 Mineral Processing 3.0 12.5
302209 v.2 * ChE 553 Petroleum Processing 3.0 12.5
302210 v.2 * ChE 554 Fuels and Combustion Technology 3.0 12.5
302211 v.2 * ChE 555 Advanced Engineering Materials 3.0 12.5
302212 v.2 * ChE 556 Advanced Reaction Engineering 3.0 12.5
302214 v.2 * ChE 558 Advanced Process Control 3.0 12.5
302215 v.2 * ChE 559 Advanced Process Simulation 3.0 12.5
302394 v.2 * ChE 517 Process Design and Synthesis 3.0 12.5
307065 v.1 * ChE 570 Gas Reservoir Engineering 3.0 12.5
# Enrolment is only permitted if four full (25 credits) units have already been successfully completed
* Only four of these units may be selected each semester


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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