Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Chemical)

Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code N/A
CRICOS 071210B

A foundation for advanced engineering

Chemical engineers sustain and improve industries as diverse as food processing, petrochemicals, ceramics, petroleum refining, primary metals, plastics, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, glass and specialty chemicals.

Our Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Chemical) is suited to engineering graduates and working engineers with relevant experience.

What will you do?

The program acts as a foundational year for the Master of Engineering (Chemical). It’s designed to upskill students for advanced studies and career opportunities. You will:

  • explore separation processes
  • build expertise in kinetic, reactor, simulation and concept design
  • study fluid and particle mechanics
  • develop skills for research, communication, critical thinking, business and management.

Note: If you’re currently enrolled in the master program and wish to exit with the graduate diploma, see the academic requirements for this degree.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Graduate Entry A completed four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline subject to assessment.
    How to Apply

    International applicants

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    CRICOS 071210B
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications A completed four-year Bachelor degree or equivalent in the field of Chemical, Pharmaceutical or Environmental Engineering.
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $35,000

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $42,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Chemical engineering graduates can seek national and global careers, and may work in an office environment, the outdoors, an industrial plant or a combination of these. Some industries and careers that chemical engineers are involved in include:

    • biotechnology industries (e.g. biofuel production, production of nutrients from microalgae)
    • pharmaceutical industries (e.g. production of vaccines and antibiotics)
    • winemaking
    • food production (e.g. beer, milk, cheese)
    • petrochemicals (e.g. oil refining and natural gas processing)
    • industrial bulk chemicals industries (e.g. production of chlorine and explosives)
    • personal and home care products (e.g. production of detergents, soaps and cosmetics)
    • plastic and rubber products industries (e.g. production of polymers from raw materials such as oil or wood, production of items from polymers ranging from cling film to rainwater tanks to high performance products for building, automotive and aerospace applications)
    • mining and minerals processing (e.g. concentrating minerals, production of iron ore, steel, aluminium, uranium and similar from minerals)
    • environmental engineering (e.g. air pollution control, water and wastewater treatment, waste disposal, resource management)   
    • semiconductors and microelectronics (e.g. production of computer memory and central processing units, flat screen televisions)   
    • nanotechnology (e.g. production of nanoporous materials for catalysis, separations and energy storage)
    • management consulting (e.g. engineering business and financial management).
    Many chemical engineers go on to manage companies, or start their own businesses.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    Manufacturing Engineer, Mining Engineer, Biotechnology, Biotechnology Engineer, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Food Engineer, Winery Engineer

  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

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    Example Study Plan

  • Related Degrees

  • Further Information

    Further enquiries
    Phone: +61 8 8313 7335 (toll free 1800 061 459)

    The annual Open Day and Information Night events provide an excellent opportunity to see our campus, meet with academics, and discuss your study options.

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Last updated: Friday, 5 Apr 2019