Chemical and Process Engineering
Chemical and process engineers transform materials using chemical, physical and biological processes - petroleum from crude oil and natural gas, dairy products from milk, energy from waste, or paper from timber. Many things we take for granted in our daily life rely on the work of chemical and process engineers, but our engineers are also involved in cutting-edge industries including pharmaceuticals, environmental management, energy production and management, waste processing, alternative fuel production, and nanotechnology.
Where could a qualification in Chemical and Process Engineering take you?
Our students apply their creativity and skills in chemistry, physics and mathematics to real-world problems. Find out more.
Our postgraduates contribute to well-resourced, cutting-edge research projects and courses. Explore your options.
Contact our internationally recognised collegial team, and view our full research and publications profiles.
Ben Houlton shares his UC story, Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Chemical and Process Engineering, studying towards a Master of Engineering with an endorsement in Chemical and Process Engineering.
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