Alumni & Industry

We wouldn’t be a world-leading school if it wasn’t for the skill and determination of our staff and students, past and present. Our alumni and industry connections are core to the way we work, preparing current students for the future and maintaining a global focus.   

Our graduates from chemical engineering, industrial chemistry and food science and technology, leave UNSW with the training and knowledge to set them apart. Many have gone on to hold very senior positions in industries both at home and around the globe. 


Stay connected to a network of like-minded professionals. If you’re a recent or past graduate from the School of Chemical Engineering, we encourage you to stay connected by joining our alumni network. It’s a great way to remain part of the community, maintain your network of peers and build new connections. You’ll be kept up to date with all the latest happenings at the school, important developments in Chemical Engineering innovation and research achievements. You’ll also get first dibs on our fantastic alumni events. 

We’d love to hear from you. Please let us know what you are up to by sending us an email and/or:  


By giving to a specific cause at UNSW, you create change where it means the most to you. From enabling high-end research to advancing the student experience, your donation can make a difference and help us achieve remarkable things.   

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Professional Societies 

We cover a wide range of study areas, so we are associated with many different professional societies. Some cover broad chemical disciplines, while others are more focused on a specific area. Professional societies are a great source of information on your chosen field, they hold networking events and provide invaluable links for your career advancement. Most engineers are members of one or more societies, and it’s up to you which you choose.  

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Industry Partners

Our school was set up with the industry in mind. Through these partnerships, we’re able to understand industry needs now and in the future, consulting on many levels. This includes providing advice and embarking on co-operative research projects.

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We’re involved in a number of research areas, including Energy and Resources, Water and Health. We provide ideas and solutions that refine and improve manufacturing processes, introduce better-performing materials, and address the increasing importance of sustainability. If there’s an area of our work you would like to know more about, you can connect with an academic or commission further research.

We produce some of the world’s top Engineers and we also develop innovative products and systems that challenge the way things are done. Explore our industry partnerships and read about our most recent achievements.

UNSW Engineering students are required to undertake 60 days of industrial training. This is a great opportunity for employers to engage with potential future employees and to mentor the next generation of engineers.    

We’re committed to inspiring young women to pursue careers in engineering. The Women in Engineering Program aims to support female engineering students at UNSW, and celebrate the successes of our graduates.