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Chemical engineers invent, develop and design processes that convert raw materials into useful products - with minimal environmental impact.
Chemical engineers are also involved with pollution control, protection of the environment and with energy conservation.
As populations grow and resources and energy reserves decline, the demand for chemical engineers increases.
As a chemical engineer, you can work in a range of industries including the biotechnology, chemical, energy, environmental, food, mineral, nanotechnology, oil, paper, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries.
In these industries you would most likely work in one of the following roles:
Process engineer - you solve production problems, develop new products, reduce energy usage and the carbon footprint, increase plant safety and efficiency, and oversee plant upgrades and expansions. You work with a team of people in operations, maintenance and business strategy.
Design engineer - you work in a consultancy office, designing new plants for clients, as well as extensions to existing plants. You might design a distillation column today, be sizing a heat exchanger tomorrow, work on safety and environmental protections, or work out how to control each unit of the plant to ensure smooth and reliable operation.
Research and development engineer - you work in a laboratory or a company, and develop new ways to do chemical engineering. You might develop new products or you might work on new catalysts to increase reaction efficiency.
To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements. Pre-university qualifications Year 2017 A Level GCE-11 Australian Year 12 ATAR-87.5 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education-21 Indian School Certificate Examination-76% All India Senior School Certificate-81% Indonesia SMA3-8.75 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma-31 Kenya, Certificate of Secondary Education-10.5 Malaysia, STPM-9.67 Malaysia, UEC-3 Malaysia, Matriculation Program-3.17 Ontario Secondary School Diploma - Grade 12-83.3% Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)-2020 South Africa, National Senior Certificate (2009 onwards)-38 Sri Lanka A Level-12 Vietnam High School Diploma-8.49
Foundation Years Year 2017 Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2016/2017*-76.25%* UNIPREP/UNSW Foundation Studies-8.25 The University of Melbourne Trinity College Foundation Studies-83% *The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2016/2017. Prerequisites Mathematics (Australian Higher Year 12 equivalent) and at least one of Chemistry or Physics (Australian Year 12 equivalent) are formal prerequisites for the Bachelor of Engineering. Studies.
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