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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Outstanding Thesis wins ANSTO award

This medal is awarded annually to the PhD student at an Australian or New Zealand University who is judged to have completed the most outstanding thesis of the past two years whose work was undertaken at and acknowledges the Australian Synchrotron, or the Australian National Beamline Facility (ANBF), or whose work acknowledges and was undertaken under the auspices of the International Synchrotron Access Program (ISAP) or the Australian Synchrotron Research Program (ASRP).



Professors make the list of Australia’s top 250 researchers

The arrival of COVID-19 has reminded us that research is needed more than ever. The University of Adelaide is incredibly proud that numerous of its researchers are being recognised for the level of excellence in their work and the impact it is having.



Three more researchers recognised as leaders of the future

Congratulations to our School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials for boasting three of the 40 young researchers listed by The Australian as ones to watch.



Casual work opportunities in ECMS - Academic teaching support

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is seeking dedicated and passionate casual staff to assist with the delivery of our Semester 1 undergraduate and postgraduate courses, commencing 28th February 2022.



Congratulations to Dr Pei Lay Yap on being awarded the RACI 2021 Cornforth Medal

The School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials researcher has been recognised for her PhD thesis on Development of Advanced Graphene-based Composites for Water Purification.



ECMS funding success across intelligence and security research

Congratulations to the ECMS researchers who have been awarded Australian Research Council grants under the National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grants scheme.