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Dual Major

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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.

Solve real issues

  • You’ll explore the relationships between microstructures, mechanical properties, manufacturing and service performance and solve real problems informed by industry needs and the latest research.
  • You'll work across a broad range of exciting industries on everything from your phone screen, to running shoes, aircraft wings and artificial skin.

Highlights

38 in the world for chemical engineering

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for chemical engineering

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Chemical engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Materials and processing engineer
  • Laboratory supervisor

Early-career salary

Chemical Engineer

$48K–$77K

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Late-career salary

Chemical Engineer

$78K–$309K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Materials Selection
  • Polymer Engineering
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Net Shape Manufacturing