UNSW Co-op program

UNSW Australia Co-op Program is a career development program that combines a scholarship with industry experience. By the end of their program Co-op scholars have not only completed the education component of their program but have also experienced industry-based, professional training with leading companies.

The School of Chemical Engineering offers Co-op scholarships for both the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and the Bachelor of Industrial Chemistry. Students who undertake these programs gain between 9 to 18 months of invaluable industry work experience as well as, professional development, leadership, and networking opportunities.

Current co-op sponsors 

  • BlueScope Steel Limited
  • Caltex Refineries Pty Ltd
  • Environmental Protection Authority
  • Era Polymers
  • James Hardie
  • Mars
  • Qenos Pty Ltd
  • Sydney Water Corporation
  • Selleys Pty Ltd
  • Tooheys
  • Evoqua Water Technologies (formerly Siemens)
  • Shell
  • Valspar
  • Veolia Water

For further information on the Co-op Program, including how to apply please visit the UNSW Co-op Program website. 


2010 Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry Co-op students at their final year function.