Join an industry where a wide range of career options await
If you’re looking for a wide variety of career options, Chemical Engineering is a versatile area. Chemical Engineering is essential for many things, like health technology advancements, clean water and climate change processes. Chemical Product Engineering is about understanding product function and performance, and how people use those products.
Chemical Engineers are sometimes called ‘universal engineers’ because they make things happen efficiently on a massive, industrial manufacturing scale and they’re highly relevant to both industry and science. You’ll learn about putting chemicals to work and improving outcomes, plus developing skills in technology, mathematics, science, physics, computers and electronics, to name a few.
Join a program that is ranked second in Australia* that'll make future employers take notice. Make connections with students through diverse clubs and societies on offer (think: ChemEng Society and Engiqueers!). Enjoy learning in $1 billion renovated state-of-the-art facilities with a practical, hands-on approach preparing you for the future.
The most employable graduates are often UNSW chemical engineering graduates. Some of them are now working for Caltex/Shell producing oil, gas and LPG, and for Port Jackson Partners as engineering consultants, to name a few examples. Graduates are equipped with the skills, knowledge and network to work for companies that produce food, plastics, ceramics, pharmaceuticals, metals or glass – there are endless possibilities.
Career options include:
*(Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), 2021).
Our specialised degree, the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical Engineering) will provide you with strong skills and knowledge to succeed in the chemical engineering industry.
We offer a range of engineering program specialisations that can be undertaken in our Engineers Australia accredited degrees. You can study Chemical Engineering in the following undergraduate degrees/compatible degrees:
Supercharge your Chemical Engineering career with postgraduate study in:
Graduate Certificates and Diplomas