Master of Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technologies

The future of industry is changing

Green chemistry is a paradigm shift. It is the ability not to just learn to effectively deal with and regulate the use of hazardous materials but to think outside the box and create products without using hazardous materials.
Distinguished Professor John C Warner, Monash University School of Chemistry.


The Master of Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technologies recognises the increasing demand for graduates with expertise in green chemistry to lead the transformation of chemical and other industries where chemistry and chemical engineering play a crucial role, in delivering the products coming from those industries.

As a student in this program, you will have the opportunity to design and implement new products and processes that will highlight the role that chemistry has to play in addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The program will provide you with the principles of green technologies and a deep understanding of sustainability issues that will lead to the reduction or elimination of hazardous substances involved in the design, manufacture and application of chemical products. The course will also examine the environmental, economic and social benefits arising from the transformation of the chemical industries of the future.


As a graduate of the Master of Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technologies you will find many career opportunities open to you in a range of areas including:

    These include:
  • Process development and pharmaceutical companies
  • Food, cosmetics and cleaning companies
  • Agrochemical and polymer industries
  • Manufacturing, environmental and sustainable services or companies
  • Private and public biotech companies
  • CSIRO and chemical research institutes
  • Government and consultancy
  • Education

Course structure

Part A.

Study area

Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technologies - Core component of the program (24 credit points)


GCH5010 Introduction to green chemistry
GCH5020 Business Model Design for Innovative and Sustainable Technologies
GCH5030 Green chemistry consultancy project

Part B.

Study area

Further studies in chemistry
You must complete 24 credit points from the following units


CHM2911 Inorganic and organic chemistry
CHM2922 Spectroscopy and analytical chemistry
CHM3911 Advanced physical chemistry
CHM3922 Advanced organic chemistry
CHM3941 Advanced inorganic chemistry
CHM3952 Advanced analytical chemistry
CHM3960 Environmental chemistry
CHM3972 Sustainable chemistry
CHM3180 Materials chemistry
CHM4201 Chemistry honours coursework

Part C.

Study area

Specialist studies in green chemistry and sustainable technologies
You must complete the following units


GCH5110 Designing safer chemicals
GCH5120 Green chemical synthesis and applications
You must complete 12 credit points from a range of Masters level options

Part D.

Study area

Advanced practice in green chemistry and sustainable technologies
You must complete either the Coursework pathway or Research pathway


Research pathway Students undertake a 24 credit point scholarly research thesis over one or two semesters. OR

Coursework pathway Students complete the Sustainability Internship
Sustainability Project (12 credit points) Plus 12 credit points of electives from Part C not previously completed.


For entry to Monash University, you must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

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If you have more questions, please get in touch!

Book a one-on-one phone or Zoom consultations with the Course Director or Course Coordinator

Future student enquiries:
Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens
T: 1800 MONASH (666 274)  

International students
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