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Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Postgraduate major

Learn about technological advances in automation, and data management in the chemical process industry.

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  • Qualification
    Chemical Engineering Major (M ProEng)
  • Credit
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Why study Chemical Engineering at Curtin?

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Work experience

Gain at least 12 weeks of exposure to professional practice.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.



This course is designed for graduates from a four-year Engineering undergraduate degree not accredited by Engineers Australia in a related discipline.

The course is not suitable for graduates of a four-year undergraduate degree, with Engineers Australia accreditation in the same discipline. Those holding an EA accredited qualification and seeking a masters level qualification in the same discipline are encouraged to consider applying for entry to the Master of Philosophy or Master of Engineering Management.

Applicants seeking entry who do not hold a four year Engineering degree are required to first complete the one-year Graduate Diploma in Professional Engineering.

This major provides you with extensive theoretical, laboratory, design and research experience. You will learn about technological advances in automation and control, and management of big data in resources, energy and chemical process industries. Environmental sustainability is also a focus.

During the course, you will gain at least 12 weeks of exposure to engineering professional practice and keep a formal log book to record your experience. In your final year, you will complete a major research project that will draw upon and integrate the knowledge and skills you attained through the course.

Most research projects are based on the supervisor’s research area, but some are industry projects, usually as a follow-up from your engineering vacation work.

Some projects may be selected for publication in academic journals or conference proceedings.

This major sits within the Master of Professional Engineering degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Master of Professional Engineering.

What jobs can the Chemical Engineering Major (M ProEng) lead to?


  • Chemical engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Metallurgist
  • Process safety engineer
  • Production manager


  • Oil & gas
  • Mining & metallurgy
  • Manufacturing and processing
  • Pharmaceutical, pulp, paper
  • Professional, scientific and technical services

What you'll learn

  • Refer to Master of Professional Engineering for Course Learning Outcomes
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Please view the Master of Professional Engineering degree for indicative fees.

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How to apply

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