Studying with the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials will prepare you to play a leading role in numerous industries—chemical, bioprocessing, environmental, food and wine technology, energy, mineral processing, and materials.

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Our broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees will equip you for a rewarding career in chemical engineering. We offer a range of exciting, industry-relevant majors and minors, designed to enhance your knowledge and practical skills.

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At the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, we’re committed to research excellence and offer a wide range of expertise across the discipline. We offer two postgraduate research degrees: the Master of Philosophy and the Doctor of Philosophy.

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Are you a current student? Our Ask ECMS team is available for any questions you have—from enrolment and practical experience, to degree checks and credit transfers. You can also access online resources, including study plans and forms.

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Do you need to contact the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials? If your question relates to a specific matter, you can contact the relevant School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials staff member directly.

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International student mentoring program

We have developed a mentoring program for our international students that connects you with a senior academic staff who will help you with any additional questions and challenges you may face.

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Studying at the University of Adelaide, continuously ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, will challenge and inspire you. We're a member of Australia's Group of Eight (Go8), made up of the country's best universities.

The University's beautiful campus features traditional sandstone buildings, open spaces and cutting-edge facilities. Located in the multicultural city of Adelaide, South Australia; it is close to accommodation, shops, entertainment and attractions.

The School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials offers a range of world-class programs. Find out more about study options, entry requirements, how to apply and life in Adelaide.

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Space tablets splashdown on Earth

A batch of pills has returned to Earth after a year of being exposed to the environment inside the International Space Station (ISS). University of Adelaide researchers will check what the effects of some of the highest levels of radiation found beyond the Earth’s atmosphere have had on the tablets.



Paper on the Future of Nanofertilisers in Highest-Impact Journal

Remote PhD student Tu Le, along with Professor Volker Hessel and co-authors have recently published a review on microfluidic encapsulation and its use for nanofertilisers – which are among the grand challenges of future engineering. 



ARC Discovery Early Career Research Awards 2022

Of the five awards given to the University of Adelaide, the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences have received two with both successful candidates coming from the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials. The total funding received across the two awards is $857, 582.



Meet the ECMS 3MT Faculty finalists and prize winners

After much deliberation the Faculty Judging Panel have selected our two winners who will proceed to the Virtual University 3MT Final Competition which will be held as part of the Research Tuesdays Series on 14 September. Thank you to all of our talented students who took on the challenge and we wish our ECMS finalists all the very best for the University of Adelaide Challenge.



Get a head start with the Top100 Future Leader Competition 2022

Applications are now open for GradConnection’s annual #GCTop100 Awards! Applications close 30 August.



PhD opportunity: Microgrid Battery Deployment

This scholarship is jointly funded by Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBI CRC) and University of Adelaide to support a full-time PhD student who is undertaking research in Power Systems Engineering and application of large-scale energy storage for microgrid operation.





Ingenuity 2021

Ingenuity is an interactive showcase of university student projects exploring real-life applications of architecture, engineering, computer and mathematical sciences. This year, SA's largest technology expo will be brought to you both face-to-face and virtually, letting you choose how you wish to explore this year's 300+ student projects!