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.
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Latest News & Events

Empowering people by ensuring nutrient security
24 August 2015

Food science and nutrition researchers from UNSW Chemical Engineering are tackling malnutrition in Papua New Guinea through food fortification. 

Dr Janet Paterson quoted on Media Watch
19 August 2015

"A comment by a minister about Vegemite being used in home brew took off in Australian and international media. But did anyone check the facts first?" (Media Watch, 2015)

Super bugs beware
19 August 2015

Associate Professor Cyrille Boyer explores novel ways to tackle antimicrobial resistance

5 September 2015
9.00am to 4.00pm
14 September 2015
5.00pm to 7.00pm
21 September 2015
5.00pm to 7.00pm

FEATURED: ROSE AMAL, SUSTAINABLE FUELS FROM THE SUN

Rose Amal - Sustainable Fuels from the Sun

Scientia Professor Rose Amal is researching how to create sustainable fuels by harnessing the power of the sun. Her current research is ultimately transforming the way we treat greenhouse gases, which has attracted 2.38 million dollars in funding. Rose is proud to be elected into the Australian Academy of Science and the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE). 

View Rose Amal's profile

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.