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Field of Study

Chemical Engineering

Master of Engineering Science

The Master of Engineering Science (Chemical Engineering) is designed to advance chemical engineers towards more senior, leadership roles in scoping and tackling the complex, interdisciplinary challenges associated with design and optimisation of industrial scale processing of raw materials into commercial products.

Careers

  • Consulting engineering firms
  • Multinational engineering organisations
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Educational institutions
  • Government and regulatory institutions
  • Research and testing laboratories

Highlights

45 in the world for chemical engineering

QS World University Rankings 2021

1 in Queensland for chemical engineering

QS World University Rankings 2021

Early-career salary

Chemical Engineer

$57K–$93K

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Late-career salary

Chemical Engineer

$73K–$236K

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How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork

What you'll study

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

  • Integrated Safety Design and Management
  • Advanced Process and System Modelling
  • Whole of Process Optimisation and Control
  • Sustainable Bioresource Engineering

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