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This discipline has programs that teach students advanced technical and management skills and provide essential specialist knowledge in chemical engineering across a range of areas, including the fuel and energy sector, mineral processing, fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, consumer products and the food industry.

The specialisation in Chemical Engineering is defined by a core of disciplinary knowledge, advanced disciplinary knowledge and an advanced research component. It provides a solid postgraduate coursework program for the professional chemical engineer wishing to upgrade their skills or extend their knowledge.


Masters Students need a recognised four year Bachelor degree in engineering in one of the following:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Food Science and Engineering

Biomedical Engineering degrees may also be considered.

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Minimum Units of Credit


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Specialisation Structure

Students must complete 96 UOC.

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Student complete a maximum 24 UOC of electives.
Students may choose the remainder of the electives from the Disciplinary or Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge course lists, or with the approval of the stream authority, other courses.
Students may only choose electives for which they are appropriately prepared by way of prior learning.
Up to 12 UOC of foundation knowledge courses may be approved as electives by the Program Authority where appropriate.

Additional Information

Exemptions or Advanced Standing

Exemptions and advanced standing rules for the stream follow the program rules. A student may apply for exemptions. Students with a four year honours degree (for example in Chemical Engineering) can obtain a maximum of 48 UOC of exemptions. Full details are noted on the program handbook page.

Need information on our engineering programs? Start your search at the Faculty website

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