Chemical engineers develop technologies that improve our quality of life.
Chemical engineering work is diverse. You may be involved in water purification, food production and processing, or help to improve products like soap and cosmetics.
Chemical engineering is also important to health and well being, as technology is applied to make vaccines and drugs. Todays chemical engineers help protect the environment and solve sustainability issues. They develop innovative, energy-efficient and cost-effective processes and products that make best use of available resources, while playing a role in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of industrial plants.
RMIT’s chemical engineering programs bring together engineering science and engineering practice and design. RMIT focuses on industrial applications and real situations, prioritising a practical and vocational focus that is well recognised by industry. The University will prepare you for the workplace and encourage the development of your interpersonal, leadership and teamwork skills.
At RMIT, you will develop the understanding and skills to meet real challenges faced by chemical engineers. You will learn how to make the process industries work more efficiently and how to minimise their environmental and social impact by consuming less energy and producing less waste.
Chemical engineering at RMIT is also proactive in many areas of research, and in all programs you can progress to postgraduate research studies.
The chemical engineering program covers the application of chemical, physical and biological sciences and technology for the improvement of industrial processes.
The first year builds on the basic sciences of chemistry and mathematics. There are also some new studies about the fundamentals of chemical and biochemical engineering. Other courses are designed to develop generic skills such as team building and project work while investigating what it means to be a chemical engineer. You will also learn how to make the process industries work more efficiently and how to minimise their environmental impact.
Key areas studied are petrol, plastics, pharmaceuticals, fertilisers, processed foods, paper, composites, and mineral products. Chemical engineering is an exciting research and development area involved in the development of new materials such as polymers, ceramics, composites and biomaterials.
Most commencing students will enrol online. If you are required to enrol online you need to log in to my RMIT and click on the link to Enrolment Online. You can enrol online at any time before the deadline in your offer letter from any computer with internet access.
If you need to enrol via the paper-based process your offer letter will tell you and you will enrol at your program information session.
The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology is one of Australia’s original and leading educational institutions, producing some of Australia’s most employable graduates. As an innovative, global university of technology, with its heart in the city of Melbourne, RMIT has an international reputation for excellence in work-relevant education and high quality research, and engagement with the needs of industry and community.
With more than 70,000 students studying at RMIT campuses in Melbourne, in Vietnam, online, and at partner institutions throughout the world, the University is one of the largest in the country. It has built a worldwide reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education and research. A vibrant alumni community now stretches across more than 100 countries.