Chemical Systems

    What will I study?


    Learn to integrate fundamental science in chemical engineering. Doing so will help solve problems involving basic chemical processing systems.

    Completing this major will also give you abstract thinking and problem-solving skills (through laboratory experiments and accurate computer modelling of process systems). These processes will help you confirm (and eliminate) solutions to complex problems.

    Your major structure

    This major can be completed through the Bachelor of Science.

    In your first and second year you will complete subjects that are prerequisites for your major as well as other science core, science elective and breadth studies.

    In your third year, you will complete 50 points (usually four subjects) of core study that is deep and specialised study in chemical systems and you can also complete breadth studies.

    Breadth studies

    Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne Model. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of science, developing new perspectives and learning to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.

    Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise.

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