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


Year 1 - Part A

    Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technologies - Core component of the program (24 credit points)
  • Introduction to green chemistry
  • Green Chemistry-Transforming Industry and Manufacturing
  • Green Chemistry Consultancy Project

Year 1 - Part B

    Further Studies in Chemistry - For people with a limited chemistry background (24 credit points)
    Students select four subjects from 2nd and 3rd level chemistry including:
  • Inorganic and Organic Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy and Analytical Chemistry
  • Sustainable Chemistry
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

Students will receive course advice on the units they should take based on their academic background or work experience.

Year 2 - Part C

    Specialist Studies in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technologies (24 credit points)
  • Designing Safer Chemicals
  • Green Chemical Synthesis and Applications
  • Two subjects (12 points) from a range of Masters level options

Year 2 - Part D

    Advanced practice in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technologies - Core component of the program (24 credit points)
    But credit may be given for a relevant research project previously completed.
    Plus 12 points of electives from Part C not previously completed.
  • 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.

Note – While a progression is implied in the course map above, only Part B needs to be undertaken in Year 1 for students needing more background in chemistry. It is preferable for Part A to be undertaken before Parts C and D, but not mandatory and flexibility is a feature to accommodate the student’s needs.


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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