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.
Fast facts
With 65 years of teaching excellence, our School consistently ranks highly, both nationally and internationally. UNSW Australia is a QS 5-star university and Chemical Engineering is ranked no.1 in New South Wales. According to the 2013 National Taiwan University Ranking we are the top university for Chemical Engineering in Australia and no. 6 in the world. We belong to the largest Faculty of Engineering in the country, and UNSW Australia is part of the G08.

Latest News & Events

ASIA pacific synposium
7 April 2014

The Convenor of the Asia-Pacific Society for Process Intensification & Sustainability research group, UNSW Scientia Professor Neil R. Foster, today announced that Robert Langer, David H.

Olympic athletes of science
26 March 2014

Two UNSW researchers specialising in renewable energy and climate change have been elected to the Australian Academy of Science.

High tech spaghetti shows promise for carbon capture
14 March 2014

Lead by Professor Vicki Chen, membrane researchers from the School of Chemical Engineering at UNSW Australia have installed a custom built rig at Delta Electricity’s Carbon Capture Research Facility at Vales Point Power Station to trial new... read more

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Jansen realised that Food Science and Technology was what he wanted to do because it combined two of the things he loves – food and chemistry! He found out his degree would provide excellent job prospects in one of Australia’s largest industries. 


Sophia Viglione, School of Chemical Engineering

Finding Industrial Training

Sophia Viglione, graduate from the School of Chemical Engineering, shares her experience completing her Industrial Training in Western Australia with Woodside Energy Ltd and BHP Billiton Western Australia Iron Ore. This experience has helped to secure a graduate position with one of Australia's largest oil, gas and geothermal companies.



Dr Chris Roberts has over 37 years of experience in international medical device businesses, including renal (dialysis), orthopaedics (electrical bone growth stimulation), cardiology (pacemakers), respiratory and sleep medicine (CPAP and ventilation) and otology (cochlear implants and acoustic implants). Dr Roberts has been the Chief Executive Officer/President of Cochlear Limited since February 2004. He was the Director of ResMed Inc since 1992 and Chairman of Research Australia from 2004 to 2010.

Dr Roberts holds a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Chemical Engineering from UNSW Australia, an MBA from Macquarie University and a PhD from UNSW.  He has been awarded Honorary Doctor of Science degrees from both Macquarie University and UNSW.  He is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE), Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and Fellow of The Institution of Engineers Australia (FIEAust).