Master of Chemical Engineering

  • CRICOS code: 106104M

Course overview

  • 3 years full time / 6 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July


Gain the chemical engineering skills to design and implement industrial-scale processes that convert raw materials into valuable products we use every day at Australia’s leading university*. Join the ranks of engineers working on cleaner biofuels, water and targeted drug delivery.

* Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023

Choose your path

If you have a relevant undergraduate major, you'll be able to complete the masters degree in 2 years.

Once you’ve started studying, you can specialise in ‘Business’, ‘Materials and Minerals’ or ‘Sustainability and Environment’, or continue without specialising.

Learn from world leading experts

Be inspired by experts in nanotechnology, carbon capture and storage and bioengineering. More than just teachers, your lecturers have worked on diverse projects from bioremediation to keep Antarctica clean to cancer treatments using nanoscale targeted drug delivery.

Industry-aligned curriculum

Apply your skills in internships, industry projects, and innovation challenges with industry mentors.

Internationally recognised qualification

Access engineering careers around the world with dual accreditation in the Master of Engineering.

Guaranteed CSPs for Melbourne graduates

Domestic students who have completed a Bachelor degree at the University of Melbourne, with a weighted average mark of 65%, are guaranteed a CSP in the Master of Chemical Engineering, provided that both the program entry requirements and CSP eligibility requirements are met.

Domestic students enrolled in a Graduate Degree Package into the Master of Chemical Engineering will also receive a CSP.

If you’re looking for networks to help with internships and job opportunities, or the funds to help you get to Melbourne, we have scholarships and bursaries to get you connected overseas and get you to Melbourne when you can. Find out what you may be eligible for.