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School of Chemical Engineering

The University of Adelaide Australia

Why Study Chemical Engineering

Job opportunities for women and men working as chemical engineers are many and varied with activities divided into the following broad categories:

  • Process design
  • Process operation
  • Management and marketing
  • Research and development
  • Environmental management
  • Contracting or consulting

The traditional areas include:

  • Petroleum and petrochemicals
  • Chemicals and pharmaceuticals
  • Minerals processing
  • Materials processing
  • Energy related industries
  • Food processing
  • Paper, cement, glass, ceramics manufacturing
  • Environmental engineering and pollution control.

New and developing areas:

  • Bioprocessing
  • New materials
  • Microelectronics
  • Pharmaceuticals

For more information, please see Why Not Chemeng.