Sichuan University and Monash University 2+2 Chemical Engineering Program
Monash Engineering and Sichuan University have developed and implemented a special program which allows students to combine their undergraduate study with valuable international experience. The program allows students to complete 2 years of study at Sichuan University then study a further two years at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, to complete their Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) degree.
2+2 Linkage Program
Under the Sichuan University and Monash University 2+2 (Chemical) Engineering Program, students will study for the first two years in China. After meeting the English language and academic requirements as well as the Australian visa requirement, the students will transfer to Monash for the third and fourth years of study. On successful completion of the program, students will gain both a Sichuan University degree and a Monash University Bachelor of Engineering degree in the field of Chemical Engineering. If students do not meet the IELTS test scores required by Monash University, students may be able to enroll in an English Language Bridging Program.
Students are selected on successful completion of China’s National Entrance Examination and admission to Sichuan University and will study the first two years of the program at Sichuan University.
The subjects taught in China will be fully linked with the Monash third and fourth year of the degree. Thus the curricula will allow students to be granted full credit transfer to Monash University after two years of study at Sichuan University, and will also allow those who are enrolled in the program but are unable to transfer to Monash University for various reasons, to continue and complete their studies at Sichuan University.
Standards and prerequisites
Some lectures will be taught in English at Sichuan University to build an understanding of the specialization in each language. To transfer to Monash, students must achieve an overall average of 70% or higher in the units attempted during the study in all semesters at Sichuan University. The IELTS test score required at Monash is 6.5 overall (at least 6.5 in Reading and Listening, at least 6.0 in Writing and Speaking).
Fees and scholarships
In recognition of the special relationship between Monash Engineering and Sichuan University, high achieving students may be awarded scholarships. The scholarship arrangements shall apply for students who complete their studies at Sichuan University and enrol with Monash Engineering. The scholarship will be equivalent to AU$4000 in the frst year, and AU$2000 in the second year of enrolment at Monash University. Students who receive an average of 75% or higher in their studies at Monash University will receive a further AU$2000 scholarship in the second year of enrolment at Monash University. In addition, students who undertake the Monash University English Language Centre (MUELC) course for ten weeks or more will receive an additional scholarship of AU$500.
Sichuan University (SCU) is located in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan province, China. SCU has the widest coverage of disciplines and the largest scale of operation in West China; it has an experienced teaching force, enjoys favourable facilities and has great potential in scientific research. The College of Light Industry & Textile & Food Engineering consists of the Leather Engineering Department, Textile and Garment Engineering Department, Food Engineering Department, the Key Laboratory of Leather Chemistry and Engineering of the Ministry of Education, and Research Institute of Textile. SCU has four undergraduate programs, five master programs, three PhD programs, one centre for postdoctoral studies, one national key discipline, all of which qualifes it as one of the most prominent colleges in Sichuan University.
Monash University is a dynamic and internationally recognized university with a long established tradition of excellence in education. The university has one of the most diverse, multicultural student populations in Australia; it has eight campuses including one in Malaysia and one in South Africa, and a centre in Prato, Italy. Monash University is ranked as one of the top universities in Australia and the world, distinctively because it has a research intensive, international focus, which enables it to address important theoretical and practical challenges. The university is highly regarded for its innovative approach to teaching, research and learning and its graduates are sought after by employers both within Australia and overseas. Monash University continues to have a strong commitment to research-led teaching, providing the students with a challenging, stimulating and innovative learning environment.
Monash University is a member of The Group of Eight, the select group of Australia’s leading universities. Group of Eight universities provide world-class training and are consistently the first choice for the highest achieving students.
Monash Engineering is consistently ranked amongst the best engineering schools in the world by The Times Higher Education Supplement.
Monash Engineering offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programs in all the major engineering disciplines.
Monash Engineering offers practical, hands-on training striking a balance between engineering theory and practice, including industry-driven projects that produce adaptable, innovative and responsible graduates.
The finest facilities
Monash Engineering is a leader in both traditional and emerging fields and boasts outstanding engineering facilities such as:
The largest wind tunnel in Australia and the southern hemisphere
A world-class wave tank which simulates the action of any large body of water
Microscopy and microanalysis equipment
State-of-the-art computer laboratory facilities
Recently refurbished and expanded library and resource centre designed specifically for engineering studies
Excellent crash test and accident research laboratories
A high-voltage laboratory
Internationally renowned research centers
In addition, Monash Engineering has access to the Synchrotron, the largest scientific and engineering facility in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere.
The Faculty of Engineering
The Monash Faculty of Engineering has nearly 4500 students (undergraduate and postgraduate), about 350 staff, five departments and three schools:
Department of Chemical Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
Department of Materials Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Division of Biological Engineering
School of Applied Sciences and Engineering, Gippsland
School of Engineering, Malaysia
Monash Degrees are recognized by many professional bodies in Australia and internationally. The Chemical Engineering degree is fully accredited with the Institution of Engineers, Australia and with the Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK). This means that as a graduate you can practice as a chemical engineer in many parts of the world without needing to re-qualify.
Chemical Engineering at Monash
Chemical Engineering encompasses a wide range of disciplines including economic design, operation and management of process systems in which materials are changed in composition or physical state. Chemical Engineering has its foundation in chemistry, physics and mathematics; its operations are developed from knowledge provided by these disciplines and by other branches of engineering, applied sciences, biological sciences and economics.
Levels three and four of the course are designed around the core topics of mass transfer, heat transfer, separation processes, reaction engineering, chemical thermodynamics, process control, particle technology, process design, sustainability and safety. Practical work forms an essential part of many units, and considerable emphasis is placed on this aspect of the program. Process simulation software is used by students throughout the course. Management studies are introduced in later levels and a greater emphasis is placed on synthesis and design, culminating in each student completing a design project, and another major project in the final level.
Levels 3 and 4 electives
From third year, in addition to core units, students choose to complete electives from one of three streams: biotechnology, sustainable processing or nanotechnology. Each stream involves three specialized units and the opportunity to undertake a final year research project in the chosen area.
Areas of study
Biotechnology refers to using biological processes for commercial and industrial applications. Applications include the use of recombinant DNA, the development of micro-organisms and new bioprocessing techniques.
The application of principles of sustainability and life-cycle assessment for the benefit of the environment. Chemical engineers develop processes for manufacturing existing and new products from renewable raw materials and in a manner to minimize environmental impact.
Literally, engineering at the molecular level. Nanotechnology will let us fabricate an entire new generation of products that are cleaner, stronger, lighter and more precise.
Careers in Chemical Engineering
A degree in Chemical Engineering will prepare students for a wide range of employment and business opportunities, both nationally and internationally. Traditional areas of employment for chemical engineers include the chemical, manufacturing, petrochemical and mining industries. Career opportunities exist in other industries such as computers, electronics, food, clothing and pharmaceuticals. The semiconductor industry hires chemical engineers for the processing of complex polymers, chip fabrication and processing of thin films. Chemical engineers are increasingly playing a major role in the global biotechnology and bioprocessing industries and the emerging nanotechnology industry. A number of consulting companies hire chemical engineers to develop computer software for the simulation and real time optimization of chemical processes, and for evaluating the economic feasibility of industrial projects.
Enhancing the education experience
Monash Engineering students have access to a variety of programs and services that enrich their student experience and provide opportunities to network and get practical research and industry training.
Engineering professional seminar series
Industry partners from a range of engineering disciplines are invited to the Clayton campus to deliver workshops on the engineering profession. These free seminars are an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to network with professional engineers and discover the diversity offered by a career in engineering.
Monash Engineering is renowned as a prestigious research faculty and students are offered a range of opportunities to get extra research training whilst studying at undergraduate level. The Summer Research Program for third and fourth year students offers paid research work during the university break for a period of up to 12 weeks. In both cases students work closely with academic staff and there are a range of research projects to choose from.
Industry funded awards and prizes
Strong links with industry enable Monash Engineering to offer current students a wide range of prizes and scholarships. Monash Engineering, with the support of generous sponsorship from companies such as ExxonMobil, BlueScope Steel, Cisco, IMechEUK, Bosch, Transurban, VicRoads and Engineers Australia among many others, awards more than 50 scholarships and prizes annually to current engineering students in a variety of disciplines.
Students from Sichuan University who study for two years at Monash Engineering to complete their undergraduate degree and who wish to continue with Monash Engineering to undertake postgraduate studies are eligible to compete for a Monash Graduate Scholarship and International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, and may be considered for postgraduate research studies for a Masters or PhD, based on academic results achieved. For information on scholarships, please refer to http://www.monash.edu.au/study/international/courses/scholarships.html
Living and studying in Melbourne
Melbourne is the home, workplace and leisure centre of one of the world’s most harmonious and culturally diverse communities. Melbourne is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. It has a multicultural population of 3.5 million, and is home to people from over 140 nations. Melbourne offers a diverse range of languages and culture. More than 20% of Victoria’s residents and almost 30% of Melbourne’s residents speak a language other than English at home. A combination of this multicultural diversity and a temperate climate has translated into Melbournians love of fne dining, arts and culture, sports and the outdoors, making Melbourne today a welcoming, outgoing and confident city, a refection on the generous and inclusive spirit of its people.
Students who wish to study in Australia must have a valid student visa.
The Australian Government issues student visas for full-time study on the understanding that the student studies on-campus and has sufficient funds to cover tuition fees and living expenses for the duration of time in Australia.
Student visas automatically grant students permission to do paid work while studying (up to 20 hours per week while the course is in session and unlimited hours during scheduled course breaks).
Visa regulations for studying in Australia are set by the Australian government’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).
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Cost of living
Before commencing studies, it’s a good idea to prepare a budget. Students should think about the costs of accommodation, food, personal expenses, books, stationery, clothing, travel and entertainment. These expenses are not included in the tuition and study fees.
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For more information and general enquiries
Faculty of Engineering
Building 72, Clayton campus
Monash University, VIC 3800
Imformation officer of Monash University: Rebecca Deng
Phone: +61 3 9905 1138
Fax: +61 3 9905 3409
Imformation officer of SCU: Wang Chuan
Phone: +86 028 85405836