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Chemical engineering is a broad field that combines the key disciplines of chemistry, physics and biology. This major allows students to deepen their knowledge in areas such as biochemical engineering and biotechnology, energy and environment, green product and process design, minerals processing, process systems engineering and sustainability.

Graduate opportunities

Chemical engineers develop creative solutions in the areas of combustion, environmental, petroleum and/or water treatment engineering. These solutions may include reducing the environmental impact of industrial processes and improving the quality of the materials we use every day. You may choose to specialise in one of the following areas or work across a range of fields, including; mining; plastic and synthetic rubber manufacturing; food and beverage production; and environmental consulting.

Career pathways
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The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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