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What will I learn?

Gain the chemical engineering skills to design and implement industrial-scale processes that convert raw materials into valuable products we use every day at Australia’s leading university for engineering and technology Join the ranks of engineers working on cleaner biofuels, water and targeted drug delivery.

Learn from world leading experts

Be inspired by experts in nanotechnology, carbon capture and storage and bioengineering. More than just teachers, your lecturers have worked on diverse projects from bioremediation to keep Antarctica clean to cancer treatments using nanoscale targeted drug delivery.

Industry-aligned curriculum

Apply your skills in internships, industry projects, and innovation challenges with industry mentors.

Internationally recognised qualification

Access engineering careers around the world with dual accreditation in the Master of Engineering.


As a chemical engineer, you could work in a diverse range of industries, such as petrochemicals, minerals processing, mining, chemical manufacturing, natural gas and environmental consulting.

Transferable skillset

You’ll gain a transferable skillset that will be highly valued in management consulting, finance, business analysis, project management and many other areas.

Our graduates are working in a diverse range of sectors such as:


  • Chemical manufacturing
  • Consultancy
  • Cosmetics
  • Food and beverage Production
  • Minerals and energy
  • Oil and gas
  • Petrochemicals
  • Petroleum
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Waste and water treatment

Which department am I in?

Melbourne School of Engineering



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$44,736.00 (24,05,161) per year
Indicative total course fee: AUD $141,030
Application deadline

31 May 2022

More details

Start date

25 July 2022


The University of Melbourne

Parkville Campus,

Grattan Street,



3010, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants need to successfully complete an undergraduate degree. English language requirements: IELTS (academic English Only) - 6.5 overall, with written 6.5 and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (paper-based test) - 577 + TWE 4.5; TOEFL (internet-based test) - 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13); Pearson Test of English – you need an overall score from a minimum between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50; Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – you need a Cambridge English Score from a minimum 176 with no skill below 169.

For international students

1. Prior qualification: an engineering major from the University of Melbourne

If you hold the following engineering pathway degree from the University of Melbourne, with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%), you will be eligible to enter the 2-year program:

Bachelor of Science with a Chemical Systems major.

2. Prior qualification: an engineering degree or major

If you hold an engineering degree or major in an equivalent specialisation from another institution, with a weighted average mark of at least 65%, or equivalent

3. Prior qualification: any undergraduate degree

You will be eligible to enter the 3-year program if you hold any undergraduate degree with:

The equivalent of 25 points (two subjects) of first year mathematics, specifically Calculus 2 and Linear Algebra (or equivalent), and
The equivalent of 25 points (two subjects) of first year chemistry, specifically Chemistry 1 and Chemistry 2 (or equivalent).
With a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%), or equivalent.

English language requirements:

IELTS (academic English Only): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);
TOEFL (paper-based test): 577 +, TWE 4.5;
TOEFL (internet-based test): 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13);
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 +, no communicative skill below 50
Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 +, no skill below 169.

Application deadline - 30 November for Semester 1 intake

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