Master of Chemical Engineering

  • CRICOS code: 106104M

Where will this take me?



As a chemical engineer, you could work in a diverse range of industries, such as petrochemicals, minerals processing, mining, pharmaceutical, chemical manufacturing, natural gas and environmental consulting.

Transferable skillset

You’ll gain a transferable skillset that will be highly valued in management consulting, finance, business analysis, project management and many other areas.

Our graduates are working in a diverse range of sectors such as:

IndustriesCompanies Job roles
  • Bioremediation
  • Chemical manufacturing
  • Consultancy
  • Cosmetics
  • Food and beverage Production
  • Minerals and energy
  • Oil and gas
  • Petrochemicals
  • Petroleum
  • Pharmaceutical
  • R&D
  • Waste and water treatment
  • Accenture
  • Arup
  • BP
  • Bulla Dairy Foods
  • Carlton & United Breweries
  • CSL
  • ExxonMobil
  • Fonterra Australia
  • Macquarie Group
  • Mars Chocolate Australia
  • Melbourne Water
  • Mondelez International
  • Origin Energy
  • Rio Tinto
  • SPC Ardmona
  • thyssenkrup
  • WorleyParsons
  • Consultant
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Development Chemist
  • Operations Analyst
  • Process Engineer
  • Quality Control Engineer
  • R&D Scientist
  • Project Engineer
  • Control System Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Facilities Engineer
  • Technical Development Engineer
  • Supply Engineer


An internationally recognised qualification

The accreditation status of the Master of Chemical Engineering with the Washington Accord (through Engineers Australia) has not yet been confirmed, however, we anticipate that it will receive full accreditation by early 2022. Accreditation with EUR-ACE® (accrediting agency: ASIIN) will be sought in 2022 and backdated once granted.

Supporting your next step in your career:

If you’ve completed your undergraduate studies at an Australian university, you’ll be automatically considered for a Melbourne Graduate Scholarship to support you starting the next chapter in your career.  There’s no need to apply, because we’ll assess your application and you could be eligible for A$5,000.

If you’re an international student, whether you're a new or current student, you could be eligible for a merit-based scholarships of A$10,000 or more, wherever you are in the world. Learn more about undergraduate study options or graduate study options.


Julia Honan

I’ve not only gained engineering knowledge during my course but have also developed skills in teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, time management and communication.

Master of Engineering (Chemical)

Graduate pathways

Once you've completed your undergraduate degree, you can go on to gain employment or begin a graduate degree and work towards a professional qualification such as law, engineering or medicine. Or you could join our graduate research community and contribute to our world-changing research.

Your graduate degree will be internationally recognised, and set you apart from those who study a traditional Australian single or double degree.

Explore the graduate pathways available once you complete your undergraduate degree here.