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Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Engineering


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Chemical engineering is involved with the invention, development and design processes that convert raw materials into useful products - with minimal environmental impact.

It is also involved with pollution control, protection of the environment and with energy conservation and conversion.

A chemical engineer might:

  • design or improve industrial processes and equipment for large-scale chemical manufacturing
  • design, develop and use new materials.
  • develop alternative fuels and energy sources for improved products such as sunscreen
  • develop environmentally clean technologies for product manufacturing and power generation.
  • devise production processes that are safe, efficient, profitable and environmentally sound.
  • research naturally occurring chemical reactions that can be copied for human benefit.
  • research new processes and products.


For the sequence of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

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Relevant courses

  • 3292 Master of Engineering Science (Research)
  • 3291 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.