Study

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is concerned with developing and analysing process systems, which are strongly dependent upon chemistry and involve physical changes.

Undergraduate study

Chemical engineering involves industrial-scale processes in which materials undergo chemical or physical changes to produce things we need for everyday life. Chemical engineers invent, design and implement these processes to produce pharmaceuticals, metals, fuels, plastics, paper, fabric and biochemical processes.

Graduate study

Master of Engineering (Biochemical)

In the next few decades, Biochemical Engineering will provide solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems in relation to energy, food and water.

Biochemical engineers explore the development of large-scale processes using microbial, plant or animal cells. You will learn to design novel bioprocesses that will have applications in the production of bioproducts as diverse as cosmetics, cheese, bioethanol, beer and drugs, led by international leaders in dairy innovation, bioremediation and biofuel production.

You will benefit from interaction with industry representatives and work on a design and a research project, which may take the form of an industrial placement. You will design novel bioproducts and bioprocesses that will have applications in food engineering, pharmaceutical production and environmental remediation or processes. This course will provide you with a formal qualification in biochemical engineering at the Masters level.

Master of Engineering (Chemical)

The Master of Engineering (Chemical) program is designed to provide students with a formal qualification in engineering at the masters level. Chemical engineers invent, design and implement processes through which raw materials are converted into valuable products, such as petrol, power, ceramics, plastics, food additives and pharmaceuticals.

The program promotes development of practical, laboratory-based skills, combined with expertise in computing and simulation. Students develop their expertise under the guidance of staff known internationally for their research in areas such nanotechnology, bioremediation and solvent extraction. Students have the opportunity to complete an industry project in conjunction with a relevant industry partner.

Master of Engineering (Chemical with Business)

The Master of Engineering (with Business) is designed to provide students with a formal qualification in engineering at the masters level, with a business specialisation that recognises the need for engineers to understand the management and workings of modern professional organisations.

Graduates will have a grounding in financial, marketing and economic principles enabling them to work efficiently in any organisation, as well as the ability to apply the technical knowledge, creativity and team work skills learnt in their engineering training. This combination of knowledge and skills will be a powerful asset in the workplace.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

The MPhil is an internationally recognised masters by research program that provides strudents with the opoportunity to carry out an independant and sustained research project under supervision. Students will develop advanced research skills and techniques, and present findings in a document, scholarly format.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The PhD is designed for students to demonstrate academic leadership, independence, creativity and innovation in their research work. In addition, professional doctoral studies provide advanced training designed to build expertise in a specialist area, while encouraging the acquisition of a wide range of advanced and transferable skills. The PhD thesis demonstrates authority and contributes to knowledge in the candidate’s field. The PhD thesis is deeper and more comprehensive than that required by the MPhil.

Student study guide - Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

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Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Courses