Master of Engineering (Biochemical)

  • CRICOS Code: 069275C

What will I study?


The Master of Engineering (Biochemical) is a 2–3 year full-time degree (part-time available) depending on your prior study.

Course structure

First year

In your first year (or equivalent) you'll complete foundation engineering subjects – tailored to students from a non-engineering background. If you completed a Chemical Systems major in your bachelor degree, plus the required maths and science subjects, you'll receive credit for these foundation engineering subjects and start in the second year.

Second and third year

In your second and third year (or equivalent), you'll focus on your chosen engineering discipline. As a biochemical engineering student, your focus will be designing new bioproducts and bioprocesses. You will apply your knowledge to food and beverage engineering, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, and environmental remediation.

You'll undertake an industry, design or research project as practical way to gain the skills and knowledge to practice as a professional engineer.

Industry, design and research subjects

Creative Innovative Engineering subject

Work on a real-world innovation challenge with an industry mentor through our Creating Innovative Engineering subject.

Industry Project

You could also work on a dedicated biochemical engineering investigative project with an industry partner in our subject Industry Project.

Biochemical Engineering Minor Thesis

Conduct research alongside our world-leading biochemical engineering researchers with the Biochemical Engineering Minor Thesis. You could work on an industry partnered project, or pursue your own exploratory research.

Biochemical Engineering Research Project

Alternatively, work as an individual or with a team to complete a Biochemical Engineering Research Project. You’ll have the opportunity to present your findings to the public at our annual engineering showcase, the Endeavour Engineering and IT Exhibition.

Design subjects

From developing a feasibility study to creating a design report, you will build your advanced engineering design skills through our Biochemical Engineering Design Project.

Sample course plan

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