What study chemical engineering at UoN?
Through the Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) you will have access to world-class facilities and be taught by highly respected teaching staff who play an active role within the industry. Practical experience is built into the degree and you will undertake an industry-related project in your final year.
Many of the products that we use everyday such as face cream, fuels, pharmaceuticals and paper are created through the work of chemical engineers. They are experts in applying the principles of chemistry to change raw materials into useful products.
Chemical engineers draw upon the vast and powerful science of chemistry to solve a wide range of problems. While very comfortable with chemistry, their role is far-reaching, and, like all engineers, they use mathematics, science, and creativity to overcome technical problems in a safe and economical fashion. Chemical engineers need to be extremely versatile and able to handle a wide range of technical problems.
Chemical engineering is at the forefront of efforts to address the most significant issues facing the international community in the 21st Century, the provision of potable water, overcoming greenhouse gas emissions, and the establishment of clean energy sources. By turning raw matter into something we can use, chemical engineers create and improve consumer products, solving problems that stand in the way of improving nearly everything we use, while also applying their skills to solve environmental problems. Especially in the emerging fields of biotechnology, microfluidics and nanotechnology.
Where do we find chemical engineers?
Chemical engineers work in chemical plants manufacturing products like plastics, fertilizers, consumables, pharmaceuticals and paints. They also play a major role in the developing fields of environmental control, resource utilisation, renewable energy, waste management, recycling, new materials development, biotechnology and semiconductor production.
There are a range of combined degree options if you're interested in a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer).
The following combinations can be completed in five years, when you study full-time: