Bachelor of Engineering - Chemical Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Business - Management

RMIT University

Chemical engineering science, practice and design are combined with core management principles in this double degree. Chemical engineering covers the application of chemical, physics and biological sciences and technology for the improvement of industrial processes. You'll learn how to make the processing industries work more efficiently and minimise their environmental impact by using less energy and producing less waste. A business degree will prepare you to operate in a complex financial system - something often associated with large engineering projects. You'll be prepared for the workplace via hands-on experience in our well-equipped laboratories. You'll also gain real world experience through engineering work experience. As an RMIT double degree you student, you'll graduate with an advantage, allowing you to advance into positions of responsibility and influence.

Course Fee:

Australian: $185,760
International: $196,080

Entry Requirements:

Current Year 12 prerequisite units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 20 in Chemistry and in one of Mathematical Methods (any) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL).


Year 1 - During your first year your skills in chemistry and mathematics are furthered. You are introduced to the fundamentals of chemical engineering (mass and energy balance) and the design of chemical processes. Year 2 - You will develop your knowledge of core chemical engineering areas such as fluid flow, reaction engineering, biochemical engineering, thermodynamics, and heat transfer. Year 3 - You'll focus on business studies and be introduced to core business concepts and analysis skills, which you'll build on in the areas of human resources and employment relations, ethics and governance, international business, entrepreneurship, logistics and supply chain management and marketing. Year 4 - You'll hone your skills in environmental, safety and economic analysis of processes, design of process equipment, and control schemes. Year 5 - Your final-year (capstone) project will develop and reinforce the skills and knowledge you need to commence your professional engineering career.

Subjects you can Study:

Business and commercial law, Business management, Chemical sciences, Environmental, Food science and biotechnology, Metallurgical, Petroleum, Rheology.


This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. The Institution of Chemical Engineers, based in UK, is the primary international professional society for the chemical engineer. The double degree is accredited by IChemE (UK) at the MEng level. Students may also be able to obtain professional membership of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) or CPA Australia by selecting appropriate minor studies.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City 78.05 No Full time 5 years
City 78.05 No Part time 10 years

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

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Student services include:

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Admission and selection

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Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

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The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

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