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What will I learn?

Develop the skills and knowledge you need to get a head start in an engineering career that requires specialist skills and adaptability, or to give you the edge when applying for a higher degree by research.

This 5-year program is designed to give you an overall education in engineering as well as specialist knowledge in fields such as civil or software engineering. You'll graduate job-ready with a comprehensive knowledge of engineering and a range of practical skills.

You'll undertake a full-time placement with industry or a research institution either in Australia or overseas, and complete advanced coursework and project work in your final year. You'll also undertake a supervised master's thesis on a relevant topic and be involved with all aspects of research, including defining a research question, establishing a methodology and reporting on your findings.

Fourth-year students have the opportunity to study overseas with the European Double Degree program. This allows you to learn from some of the best engineering and technical teachers in the world, and graduate with an additional master's degree from one of our partner universities.

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Chemical and materials engineering combines chemical engineering with additional specialist study in materials engineering.

Materials engineering involves the selection, processing and development of materials to design and make products. Materials, such as metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers and composites, give manufactured products their functional and aesthetic qualities.

As a chemical and materials engineer, you'll apply your knowledge of the behaviour of materials to improve both the processing and the properties of a particular product while reducing emissions and waste.

This field of study combines our undergraduate engineering program with master’s level coursework and a semester-long placement or research thesis with an industry or research partner.

These courses are designed to provide specialist knowledge of the various disciplines and place you closer to the leading edge of technology. Industry needs graduates who can apply new technologies to existing and emerging industries. The master’s courses will give you a clear and demonstrable advantage when applying for jobs that require advanced skills and capabilities.

Which department am I in?

Engineering and Computing

CRICOS

080724A

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$46,112.00 (25,36,414) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND,

Queensland,

4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be offered a place in an undergraduate program, you need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12, or a qualification equivalent to Queensland Year 12, with the required minimum entry score for the program you're interested in studying. English Language Scores: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 AND a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; BE: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills. 

For international students

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C); and one of Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C).
Both Chemistry and Physics are recommended subjects. Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) is also a recommended subject. Students studying Specialist Mathematics and both Physics and Chemistry will have increased flexibility in their studies.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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