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Chemical and biochemical engineering

About this study area

Create solutions to critical challenges in food, energy, environmental remediation and water supply, with a chemical or biochemical engineering degree at Australia’s leading university.

Gain valuable industry experience and be inspired by world-leading researchers in nanotechnology, carbon capture and storage, minerals and materials, natural gas processing and bioengineering.

At Melbourne, we’ve designed a unique curriculum aligned with the top institutions of the world, ensuring you graduate with the ideal combination of advanced technical and professional skills valued by employers, and a higher level qualification that is recognised globally.

How to study chemical and biochemical engineering

Start with a three-year Bachelor of Science degree and choose the Chemical Systems major. Complete a two-year Master of Engineering (Chemical), Master of Engineering (Chemical with Business) or Master of Engineering (Biochemical) to become an accredited engineer. Or, complete any undergraduate degree at a recognised institution* to study a 2–3 year Master of Engineering (Chemical) or Master of Engineering (Chemical with Business) or Master of Engineering (Biochemical).

*Any undergraduate degree from a recognised institution including the prerequisite subjects outlined on the course pages with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%), or equivalent.