Department of Chemical Engineering
Leading the way with innovative chemical engineering research
The Department of Chemical Engineering focuses on the latest developments within the industry, such as oil and gas processing techniques, combustion science and technologies, and mineral and chemical processing.
We work with our students to connect them to industry partners and prepare them for careers in chemical engineering, with the opportunity to work in sectors such as oil and gas, mineral processing, waste management and renewable and sustainable energy.
When we make new scientific discoveries – whether through innovative high-pressure tests, new measurement methods in the lab, or exploring real-life situations – we learn how to better support and protect the next generation of offshore production systems.Zach Aman
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Chemical Engineering major
A degree in Chemical Engineering allows you to design methods, equipment and products to improve the oil and gas, sustainable energy and mineral industries. A world of opportunities open up for you when you become a chemical engineer, offering you the chance to work with global oil and gas as well as mining companies, and in the chemicals industry, the food industry, the financial sector or government agencies, such as the CSIRO and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, while assisting in environmental protection and energy supply.
Interested in becoming a chemical engineer?
To become an industry-ready chemical engineer in just four years, complete UWA's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and specialise in Chemical Engineering.
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Chemical Engineering major
Renewable Energy and Microgrids
The Renewable Energy and Microgrids discipline looks at ways to make the modern world’s transition to renewable energy smoother and more efficient.Read more
Fluid Science and Resources
The fluid science and resources discipline addresses the technology and knowledge gaps in meeting global energy demands.Read more
The Department of Chemical Engineering has formed partnerships with industry leaders to give students a head start in their careers.
These partnerships include:
- Alfa Laval
- Cristal Pigment Australia
- Pemaco Services
- Strategen Environmental
- Chemsearch Consulting
- GR Engineering Services
- Tianqi Lithium
- Simcoa Operations
The Chemical Engineering Industry Advisory Panel members can be found here
Major boost for an industry-ready workforce
The $447 million grant will give UWA students and academics access to global, cutting edge technology, used by some of the world’s leading companies, and help boost local innovation, particularly in industries important to Western Australia, such as energy, engineering and shipbuilding.Read more
The CO2 Lab provides critical data to inform research into the most efficient and safe ways to process and transport CO2 for carbon storage purposes.Read more
The EZONE UWA Student Hub is a world-class learning space for engineering and mathematical science students, industry, alumni and community.Read more
Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre
The Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre (MILC) is the result of an innovative alliance between The University of Western Australia and leading national engineering group Monadelphous. In this centre, world-class teaching and practical training in engineering combine to form a learning environment that is based on a simulated professional workplace.Read more
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