Our degree programs
We offer undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and research (PhD) programs in the core disciplines of Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry and Food Science & Technology. Students benefit from world-class facilities, and academic staff who are among the best in their fields, with years of collective teaching and research experience.
Research is our passion
Researchers at the School of Chemical Engineering are passionate about providing solutions to major world issues through innovation. They focus on critical areas that affect the future, including energy, health, the environment, water and food, and are often called upon to work with both industry and government.
ChemEng e-News
Connect with us to find out the latest research, news and upcoming events of the School. Each issue includes a feature interview with an industry leader in the wider field of Chemical Engineering and/or Food Science and Technology.

Latest News & Events

Engineering camp attracts record applications from female students
13 January 2015

A record number of female high school students have applied to join a week-long summer camp at UNSW designed to give them a taste of a future career in engineering.

Peer mentors pave the way to university success
13 January 2015

University is a great adventure but it can also be daunting, particularly for those who don’t have the support of nearby family or friends.

Food technologists “better than nature”
19 December 2014

For too long food technologists have been forced to hide their tasty assets in the closet, according to Dr Andre Teixeira, Chief of R&D and Quality at Goodman Fielder.

23 February 2015
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27 February 2015
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GROWING & INSPIRING TOMORROW'S LEADERS

Chemical Engineering at UNSW – Growing and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders

The School of Chemical Engineering at UNSW Australia educates undergraduate and postgraduate students (master and PhD) in Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry and Food Science & Technology. Equipped with multidisciplinary skills, our students can take on a variety of different roles in industry areas including petrochemicals, water, building, mining, health, food, consulting and finance. 

Many of our graduates have become great leaders and innovators in their field. In this video you will hear from current students and successful alumni, including John Cottier, BE (Hons) Chemical Engineering 69’ and Coral Colyer, BSc (Hons) Food Science & Technology 92’ talk about their experience with the School of Chemical Engineering. 

FEATURED: THE HY-CYCLE

Hy-Cycle - Australia's first fuel cell bike

UNSW researchers have built an Australian-first bicycle that can take riders up to 125 kilometres on a single battery charge and $2 of hydrogen.

The Hy-Cycle, created by a team including Associate Professor Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou and Technical Officer Paul Brockbank from the School of Chemical Engineering, is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.

The fuel cell provides electrical assistance with pedalling, enabling the rider to easily travel long distances or up hills.

This could make the Hy-Cycle a low-cost, sustainable transport option.

- See more at: http://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/chemical-engineering/news/australia%E...

UNSW researchers have built an Australian-first bicycle that can take riders up to 125 kilometres on a single battery charge and $2 of hydrogen.

The Hy-Cycle, created by a team including Associate Professor Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou and Technical Officer Paul Brockbank from the School of Chemical Engineering, is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.

The fuel cell provides electrical assistance with pedalling, enabling the rider to easily travel long distances or up hills. This could make the Hy-Cycle a low-cost, sustainable transport option.

Australia's first fuel cell bicycle, the Hy-Cycle was launched on Open Day 2014.

Read more.

FEATURED: INTERVIEW WITH DR CHRIS ROBERTS

UNSW Chemical Engineering Industry Interview Series #1

Associate Professor Patrick Spicer speaks with UNSW Chemical Engineering alumnus Dr Chris Roberts about innovation in the wider field of chemical engineering and biotechnology. Exploring how the current environment has changed for entrepreneurs and what challenges they face. How the digital movement has impacted on the advancement of technology and how the principles of engineering have shaped Chris' perspective on business and assisted his journey to becoming CEO of Cochlear Limited.