School of Chemical Engineering

The School of Chemical Engineering is a proud leader in its field with more than 100 years of experience across education, research and development. The School also has strong ties to the process industries and offers expert consulting in Australia and around the world.

UQ Chemical Engineering was ranked 33rd globally in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject and received the highest possible rating in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment in the areas of materials engineering, environmental engineering, nanotechnology, environmental and industrial biotechnology.

With an entrepreneurial spirit, the School strives to offer transformational experiences to its students, and provides its researchers with the support and opportunities they require to perform with excellence. The tight-knit ‘UQ Chem Eng’ alumni community are very engaged in the continuing development of this world-class school, providing important connections to industry and philanthropic support to advance outcomes that will positively change the world.


  • Top 33 Globally

    Ranked 33 globally
    in chemical engineering

    QS World University Rankings 2019

  • Top 2 Globally

    Ranked 5th in the world
    in mining & mineral engineering

    QS World University Rankings 2019

  • Top university in Australia
    for environmental engineering research

    ERA National Report 2018