With a focus on product design and development, Chemical Product Engineering is the new frontier for chemical engineers and its relevance is almost unlimited among both industrial and scientific communities. It incorporates the technical and entrepreneurial skills needed to innovate, develop and design novel chemical and consumer products for large and small businesses.

You will build on the study of chemical and physical sciences and processes to create the types of products that will be ready for commercialisation in a number of fields such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, agricultural chemicals and foods. Through academic and project work, and by applying your skills during 60 days of approved industry training, you’ll graduate with all the tools and skills you need to create products across a wide range of industries.

Program Code


UAC Code




Total units of credit (UOC)




Indicative Enrolments



  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Advanced Polymers
  • Advanced Reaction Engineering
  • Advanced Process Control
  • Advanced Research Thesis

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Chemical and Materials Engineer
  • Chemist
  • Food and Wine Scientist
  • Production Manager (Manufacturing)
  • Production or Plant Engineer
  • Product Tester
  • Research and Development Manager

Assumed Knowledge

Chemistry; Mathematics Extension 1; Physics

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank


2019 Guaranteed Entry


2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma


2018 QLD OP


How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

Alternative entry or pathways

The Faculty of Engineering Admission Scheme (FEAS) is a possible alternative admission pathway for the admission of domestic undergraduate students to UNSW Faculty of Engineering degree programs (including the BSc Computer Science and the BSc Food Science (Hons), who do not meet the published Guaranteed Entry selection rank requirement of 93.00. Visit the FEAS page for more info.

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