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Field of Study

Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Engineering

This major provides a broad and thorough education in chemical engineering and specialist skills in metallurgy courses.

Metallurgical engineers play a key role in ensuring a sustainable society. Almost everything in the material world, including our major energy sources, is derived from minerals or a combination of recycled metals and materials.

Metallurgical engineers develop, design and carry out sustainable processes that transform raw materials into useful, high-value mineral and metal products. As a metallurgical engineer, you'll also design metal parts, solve problems and work on major high-tech projects, with the prospect of international travel. Metallurgical engineers often work closely with mining engineers.

With your diverse range of skills and knowledge, you will be able to work in production operations, engineering design, consultancies, laboratories, marketing, finance and commerce, and in research and development.

Be in demand

  • Chemical and metallurgical engineers play a vital role in developing, managing and improving the processes required to transfer ore into metal and mineral products.
  • With a strong focus on efficiency and sustainability, these engineers are involved in the recycling of metals from crushing, extraction and purification through to product development.

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
  • Senior plant metallurgist
  • Process engineer
  • Laboratory technician

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
  • Research experience
  • Seminars
  • Studios
  • Workshops

What you'll study