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Master of Chemical Engineering

  • Awarded by

    Curtin University

  • Qualification

    Master's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

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  • Duration

    1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Start Date

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Last modified: 07 Feb 2017

About this course

This Master of Chemical Engineering course provides an advanced qualification for engineering and applied science graduates.

Students of this course, delivered online or on-campus through Curtin University, will undertake a design project, as well as a research project of their choice so you can tailor your education to meet your career goals.

Additionally, students will be able to select six units from a variety of options to further specialise their chemical engineering degree. Subjects range from fluid mechanics, reaction engineering, thermodynamics and corrosion chemistry through to wastewater treatment, process plant engineering and mineral processing.

Last modified: 19 Jan 2017

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  • Prerequisites


    To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    • Have completed a bachelor's degree at honours level in engineering or applied science; OR
    • Students who have completed a bachelor's degree in engineering or applied science; AND
    • Have relevant work experience may also be considered

    Regardless of your chosen area of study, Curtin University also requires that you demonstrate sufficient competency in English.

  • Subjects

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    In this chemical engineering course, the subjects you may study include:

    • Chemical engineering design project
    • Chemical engineering graduate research project 1
    • Chemical engineering graduate research project 2
    • Chemical engineering graduate research project 3
    • Chemical engineering graduate research project 4
    • Chemical engineering graduate research project 5

    Plus your choice of a prescribed number of optional units from the following:

    • Process heat transfer
    • Fluid mechanics
    • Fluid and particle processes
    • Process instrumentation and control
    • Reaction engineering
    • Mass transfer operations
    • Process safety and risk management
    • Advanced separation processes
    • Mineral processing
    • Process plant engineering
    • Process economics and management
    • Mass and energy balances
    • Fundamentals of air pollution control
    • Wastewater treatment
    • Advanced particle processes
    • Thermodynamics
    • Corrosion and corrosion prevention in liquids
    • Corrosion chemistry

    You may be eligible for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

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  • Why Curtin University?

    CRICOS Provider Code: 00301J
    TEQSA ID: PRV12158

    Ranked among the top 2 per cent of universities worldwide according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities for 2016, Curtin University is a top-tier institution that puts innovation at the heart of its teaching philosophy.

    Thanks to a combination of strong industry partnerships and a commitment to carrying out high-impact research, Curtin brings together some of the most respected researchers from around the globe and offers its students the opportunity to study and conduct research through more than 60 research centres, institutes and collaborations.

    Curtin University’s core mission is to transform lives and communities through education. Its dedication to education access is reflected in the university’s array of scholarships and financial assistance programs, its years of experience offering courses online, and innovative initiatives such as its Autism Academy program – a program that aims to harness the unique talents of young people with Autism to provide pathways into the ICT industry.

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    Curtin University offers a broad range of student support services to help you perform at your best. Online students have 24-hour access to Curtin’s online learning platform, Blackboard, where they can interact with coursework, submit assignments and collaborate with fellow students. If you encounter any technical problems, Curtin’s IT support team is contactable from 6am-11pm every day during the semester. Curtin also runs free study skills workshops and student mentoring programs on campus to help you progress through your course.

    The university also provides support for online and on-campus students that extends beyond your academic studies. This includes free counseling sessions, disability support services and careers advice through its Careers Centre.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of Chemical Engineering from Curtin University.

Graduates of this course may find employment in:

  • oil refining and petrochemicals
  • gas processing: production of natural gas, LNG and LPG
  • mineral processing
  • many other sectors, including food and beverage production, plastics, ceramics, pharmaceuticals, fertilisers, metals, glass, water, paper, power generation and more.

If graduates wish to pursue further study, they may qualify for entry to doctoral degrees which may in turn open doors to research projects and academia.

Wondering where a career in engineering could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Chemical Engineer
  • Mining Engineer
  • Research Scientist
  • Product Developer
  • Process Developer


Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.

Curtin University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.


You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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