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Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering)

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Year 1 and Year 2 available at Auckland. Full programme available at Manawatū.
  • Available for international students studying in NZ

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Entry requirements

NOTE: This major can be started at the Auckland or Manawatū campuses but the final two years of the programme must be completed at Manawatū. If you start studying this major at Auckland, before beginning Year 3 you will need to decide if:

  1. you are going to change major so you can remain studying on the Auckland campus OR
  2. you are going to move to the Manawatū campus to continue with this major.


Entry into the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours will be guaranteed to applicants who gain University Entrance and appropriate level specified in the relevant qualifications listed below.

NCEA Level 3

At least 16 credits in Mathematics normally including standards in algebra, differentiation and integration
At least 16 credits in Physics
At least 14 credits in Chemistry

Cambridge International Examinations: A Level

Mathematics (C Grade) and physics (C Grade) and chemistry (C Grade)

International Baccalaureate: 29 points

Mathematics (5 points Higher Level) and Physics (5 points Higher Level) and Chemistry (5 points Higher Level)

Unsure if you’ll meet these entry requirements?

Don’t worry; we have many alternative pathways to help you get into engineering please refer to the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours.

I’m not sure whether my qualification allows me admittance

To check your eligibility contact us using the Contacts tab.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering) structure

Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering is one of four majors that you can choose for your Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)


Part 1

120.101 Plant Biology OR 159.100 Introduction to Programming
123.104 Chemistry for Biological Systems
123.105 Chemistry and the Physical World
124.104 Physics 1A (Mechanics and Thermodynamics)
160.101 Calculus
160.102 Algebra
228.115 Engineering and Technology Principles
247.114 Science and Sustainability for Engineering and Technology

Part 2

123.271 Molecules to Materials
228.211 Engineering Practice 3: Product Development
228.271 Engineering Mathematics 2
280.271 Heat and Mass - Conservation and Transfer
123.201 Chemical Energetics
141.212 Food Technology 4: Manufacturing
280.201 Industrial Microbiology
280.272 Fluid Flow and Particle Technology

Part 3

228.312 Engineering Practice 5: Process Engineering with Constraints
228.371 Statistical Modelling for Engineers and Technologists
280.341 Environmental Technology
280.371 Process Engineering Operations
280.372 Reaction Technologies and Process Modelling
280.304 Bioseparation and Purification Processes

15 credits from:

123.202 Organic and Biological Chemistry
162.307 Microbial Biotech
228.741 Energy Systems
280.760 Industrial Refrigeration
236.201 Nanoscience

Part 4

228. 711 Engineering Practice 6: Design Capstone Project
228.798 Individual Research Project
280.721 Process Improvement
280.771 Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering
280.702 Process Control

15 credits from:

141.710 Food Packaging Engineering & Legislation
141.723 Industrial Systems Improvement
228.741 Energy Systems
228.744 Case Studies of Renewable Energy Systems
228.750 Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development
280.760 Industrial Refrigeration
282.758 Simulation, Modelling and Optimisation
287.740 Innovation Management

The next step is to find out more about the structure and the courses you can choose to study to complete your qualification by checking the regulations.

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