Chemical Engineering

Tackle our most pressing energy, environmental and healthcare challenges by exploring industrial-scale processes that convert raw materials into commercial products. Enhance your leadership capacity with advanced knowledge of thermodynamics, reaction engineering, fluid dynamics, separation processes, and much more, in units taught by industry experts. Extend your technical expertise by choosing a stream in food engineering or engineering design.

Chemical engineers are highly sought after by almost every industry worldwide, especially in emerging areas like nanotechnology, alternative energy and biotechnology. Develop cleaner biofuels to protect our environment. Improve water purification methods to counter dwindling supplies. Save lives through tissue engineering. Perform safety assessments of process plants. Advance hydrogen storage for automobiles. Make smart drug delivery even smarter. In any pursuit, you might manage a company or start up your own.


The course comprises 24 units (144 points). The course progression map provides guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Unit = 6 credit points unless otherwise indicated.

All students complete part B, C, D, and E. Depending on prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A (foundation studies). Students must also complete Continuous Professional Development* to meet Engineers Australia competencies requirement.

* The Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is a compulsory requirement for all Master of Professional Engineering students. It's a collection of all work, volunteering and personal and professional development opportunities you experience throughout your time studying engineering at Monash University. In order to graduate, you will be required to complete a total of 420 hours of CPD activities and submit a series of reflections on your experience with particular reference to the development of each of the key Engineers Australia Stage 1 competencies.

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