Industrial Chemistry for Chemical Engineers

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Industrial Chemistry for Chemical Engineers

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Chemical Engineering, Materials Science Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    CHEM1021 or CHEM1041 or CEIC1001

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course covers the main aspects of applied chemistry in a context especially designed for chemical engineers. The course is divided into three main parts: inorganic chemistry and chemistry of elements, organic chemistry and petro-chemistry, chemistry in solution and colloid chemistry. The production of all main elements ranging from gases to metals is covered as well as their most important compounds. Key organic chemistry reactions will be illustrated to assist understanding the processes taking place in the industrial production of chemicals. We cover important petrochemical reactions starting from the refinery of oil to the production of some main chemicals in industry including the synthesis of polymers. Finally, we will focus particular aspects of chemistry in solution such as compound solvent interaction, the behaviour of particles and polymers in solution.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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