About Chemical engineering

Create solutions to critical challenges in food, energy, environmental remediation and water supply, with a chemical 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. Once you’ve started studying, you can choose to specialise in ‘Business’, ‘Materials and Minerals’ or ‘Sustainability and Environment’, or continue without specialising.

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 engineering at Melbourne

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

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*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.

Graduate degree pathways