Chemical engineering sustains and improves a range of industries, including petroleum refining and petrochemicals. Chemical engineers come up with the best ways to convert raw matter—like minerals or oils—into products we can use.
In our Chemical Engineering major you'll develop skills in the design, development, and operation of process systems for extraction, transformation and recovery.
Equipped with a deep knowledge of both civil and petroleum engineering principles, you’ll be highly sought after by employers in a variety of industries. You could work for a range of oil, gas and energy companies, or find a role in a government agency. You might refine crude petroleum into gasoline or plastics. You could optimise extraction techniques, design new equipment, supervise drillings or take on managerial roles within the business.
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