Learn how to develop technology to extract metals and commodities from raw materials from the earth using sustainable methods.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
In this course you’ll learn how to develop technology to extract metals and commodities from raw materials from the earth using sustainable methods. You’ll explore the design, commissioning and operation of engineering processes and plants. You will learn how to harvest mineral resources in safe and responsible ways using the latest chemical and metallurgical processes.
You’ll have the opportunity to work in mineral processing and metallurgical plants as part of your studies and develop an understanding of the resources industry and markets through direct links with industry.
If you’re looking for another pathway to study this course, you could apply for the Bachelor of Science in Mineral Science and transfer across to this engineering major at the end of your first year of study.
When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to become a professional member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
As a Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering graduate, you’ll enjoy a wide range of career opportunities worldwide, in areas such as resources industries, research and development companies, and the consulting services sector, which demand chemical engineering and mineral processing skills.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth Campus (some units external)
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Engineering and Information Technology
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
Entry requirements for
Students enrolling in units that have a practical component must make allowance for on-campus attendance to complete the practical work. The on-campus sessions for external students are generally held in a one-week block for each unit; the dates are published in each unit guide. All students will undertake at least 500 hours of approved work experience, plus complete a report outlining the experience gained, in order to complete the requirements of the degree. This work experience must be in a suitable engineering-related area and be approved by the Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Academic Chair.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
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