School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


Established in 1946, the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Sydney offered the first university-level chemical engineering program in Australia. Since then, we have been committed to excellence in both teaching and research.

We offer an exciting range of chemical and biomolecular engineering undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. Areas of study include chemical engineering, biochemical engineering and biotechnology, energy and environment, green product and process design, minerals processing, process systems engineering and sustainability. We also offer a unique industrial placement scholarship program, where top undergraduate students can spend 6 months of full time work undertaking high-level investigative projects with one of our industry partners.

The school is research-intensive and considered a world leader in many cutting edge areas of chemical and biomolecular engineering. Areas of research focus include bioengineering and biophysics, sustainable energy, drying and process technology, wastewater treatment, minerals and materials processing and smart membranes.

School news

  • Food waste - turning waste into profit [4 April 2014]

    Food waste - turning waste into profit

    Australia's next generation of food technology and manufacturing experts will be educated at the new ARC Biotechnology and Food Processing Training Centre, directed by Professor Fariba Dehghani from the University's School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.More...

  • STEM subjects to blossom under The Future Project [6 March 2014]

    STEM subjects to blossom under The Future Project

    Two of Sydney's highly regarded educational institutions have joined forces on a world-first project aimed at revolutionising the way science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects are taught in high schools. More...

  • Cornerstone of Design supervision team [6 November 2013]

    Cornerstone of Design supervision team

    Colin Putt lifetime adventurer and honorary supervisor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Sydney has been honoured by the Australian Geographic Society with its prestigious Lifetime of Adventure award. More...