Interested in chemistry AND engineering, but can't decide between the two?
Keen to develop marketable products and still be involved in their initial research?
Industrial chemistry is unique in that it bridges the gap between chemistry and chemical engineering. Industrial chemists typically perform classical bench-top scale research of a chemist and large, production-scale process and chemical engineering. Rather than having a separate chemist to do the research and product conceptualisation and a chemical engineering to conduct the processing and product scale-up, an industrial chemist can do both.
In addition to meeting the general entrance requirements for a Co-op Scholar (see Are you the next Co-op scholar?), students interested in this program should possess the inquisitive and creative qualities of a chemist as well as the analytical and practical planning of an engineer, industrial chemists are highly sought after in nearly every field of chemistry and engineering. Industrial chemistry students work in the field of pharmaceuticals, mining, polymer synthesis and processing, coatings, petrochemicals, and environmental sciences, to name a few. If a diverse and challenging career sounds interesting, then this is the perfect degree for you.
The recommended knowledge for entry into the UNSW Co-op Program in Industrial Chemistry is:
- Mathematics Extension 1
- Physics or Chemistry
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