Masters in Chemical Engineering in Australia

Chemical engineering graduates are employed in a wide variety of industries in Australia ranging from food science and biotechnology to pharmaceutical and nanotechnology. It is a complex and constanty evolving area of study and several well-known, well-ranked universities offer Masters in Chemical Engineering courses in Australia.

Today, we are going to cover the following topics:

Top universities that offer Masters in Chemical Engineering courses in Australia

Working after you study in Australia

Working while you complete your course

Scholarships for Masters in Chemical Engineering in Australia

Top universities for Masters in Chemical Engineering courses in Australia

As mentioned earlier, several leading universities offer Masters in Chemical Engineering courses in Australia. The table below lists the popular universities along with the rankings of the universities, their location and relevant course information.

University Program World Ranking* Course Duration (in Years) Location
Monash University Master of Advanced Chemical Engineering 63 2 Melbourne
University of Melbourne Master of Engineering (Chemical) 70 3 Melbourne
University of New South Wales (UNSW) Master of Engineering Science (Chemical Process Engineering) 71 2 Sydney
University of Sydney Master of Engineering Science (Chemical & Biomolecular) 93 3 Sydney
University of Queensland Master of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) 85 2 Brisbane
University of Adelaide Master of Engineering (Chemical) 101 - 125 2 Adelaide
University of Western Australia Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering) 126–150 2 Perth
University of Newcastle Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical) 201–250 3 Newcastle

* The ‘World Ranking’ column refers to the 2019 Times Higher Education World Rankings by Subject for the subject 'Engineering & Technology'.

Working after you study in Australia and working while you complete your course in Australia

Like most international students, you are probably wondering if you can work while you complete your Masters in Australia.

Well, international students are usually allowed to work upto 40 hours per fortnight while their course is "in session" and for unlimited hours when their course is "out of session". However, keep in my mind that you can only start working once your course has commenced. There are a few other rules that you need to be aware of and we recommend that you visit this site and familiarise yourself with them.

And now we come to the most important part - your work rights after you complete your course.

As an international student, you may be eligible for a 2 year post-study work permit in Australia as long as you complete Masters programs that meet certain criteria. Usually, you will have to complete recognised Masters programs and have at least two years of academic study in Australia. Again, there are a few other rules that your course needs to meet in order for you to be eligible for a post-study work visa and we recommend that you go here for more information.

Scholarships

Are scholarships available for this program? We are often asked this question and here is the good news: Yes, a majority of the Australian universities listed above are currently offering scholarships for their Engineering programs.

And what is the amount of the scholarship? Well, the scholarship amount varies and can depend upon the university that you choose as well as your individual background.

Some universities take a graded approach when it comes to scholarships. For instance, they will offer a $10,000 scholarship to students who have an average score of 60% in their undergraduate studies and a $14,000 scholarship to students who have an average score of 70% in their undergraduate studies. Some universities, on the other hand, will offer a standard scholarship amount to all students who meet the minimum eligibility criteria for the scholarship.

Some universities (not all) will also use other factors, such as, interviews, essays, extra-curricular activities and more to decide if you are eligible or not.

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Conclusion

Chemical engineering graduates are employed in a range of industries and it is an exciting area of study offered by several leading Australian universities. Today, we have covered the popular universities that offer this program as well as other important factors that you should consider such as, scholarships and work rights during and after you course.

We hope you find this information useful. If you have any specific queries or need some more information, please ask us here and our team will respond to you as soon as possible.

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