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Chemical and biomolecular engineering

Chemical and biomolecular engineering is a broad field that combines the key disciplines of chemistry, physics and biology.

Drawing on an extensive knowledge of areas including nanotechnology, molecular biology, environmental science and information technology, chemical and biomolecular engineers design valuable products and processes that address a wide range of societal and environmental challenges.

We offer an exciting range of chemical and biomolecular engineering 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.

The school also offers a unique industrial placement scholarship program, where our top final year undergraduate students can spend 6 months undertaking high-level investigative projects with one of our industry partners whilst receiving financial support.

Career opportunities for chemical and biomolecular engineers are diverse, including in the fields of oil, gas, and renewable resources, health, water, biotechnology and environmental management.

Undergraduate programs

At undergraduate level, we offer a four-year Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical and Biomolecular) degree program, while a five-year combined degree program with arts, science, commerce, law or medical science is also available.

Our undergraduate programs are accredited by Engineers Australia.

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At the postgraduate level we offer chemical and biomolecular coursework programs as part of the Master of Engineering and Master of Professional Engineering. We also offer research programs leading to the degrees of Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy.

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Our research in this field has an emphasis on fundamentals as well as the broader applications of engineering research. Areas of research focus include bioprocess engineering, energy and the environment, minerals and resources, polymers and systems engineering, product and process design and smart fluids.

Find research opportunities in this field, read about our supervisors' areas of interest and expertise, and make contact with them via Research Supervisor Connect.