Chemical Engineering (CHM)

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Career opportunities

Chemical engineering offers a surprisingly flexible career path.

The chemical and petrochemical industries are the well-known traditional employers, however an increasing number of graduates are embarking on careers in environmental regulation and the conservation of natural resources.

Chemical engineers are renowned for their problem-solving skills in such diverse fields as banking, manufacturing, microelectronics and biotechnology. They are amongst the most highly paid engineers and opportunities for travel are excellent. 

 

Program overview

UAC CODE

425550

 

 

5 YEARS

4 INDUSTRY

TRAINING

PLACEMENTS

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Who should apply?

In addition to meeting the general entrance requirements for a Co-op scholar (see Are you the next Co-op scholar?), successful chemical engineering applicants should have:

  • A strong interest in mathematics, physics and chemistry
  • A desire to apply this knowledge to solve real-world problems

The recommended knowledge for entry into the UNSW Co-op Program in Chemical Engineering is:

  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Physics and Chemistry

See FAQs for 'What is Recommended &/or Assumed Knowledge?'

When would I be on Industry Training (IT)?

2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
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Find out more about Chemical Engineering

What is Chemical Engineering?

Chemical engineering is concerned with the design of processes that convert chemicals and natural resources to products that are useful to society.

The challenge for chemical engineers in the 21st century is to transform raw materials into finished products as efficiently as possible, with minimal energy consumption and minimal impact on the environment.

Chemical engineers must also ensure that chemical processes are safe to personnel and the surrounding community.

Want more information?

A/Prof Pierre Le Clech
School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Ph: (02) 9385 5762
Email: p.le-clech@unsw.edu.au
Web: www.chse.unsw.edu.au

Sponsors

Campbell Arnotts

Lion, Tooheys Brewery

Mars Food Australia Pty Ltd

Origin Energy Limited             

SafeWork NSW                       

Veolia Environmental Services Australia Pty Ltd

Suez Australia and New Zealand

   

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