Master of Engineering (Biochemical)

3 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 069275C

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Course Description

In the next few decades, Biochemical Engineering will provide solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems in relation to energy, food and water.

Biochemical engineers explore the development of large-scale processes using microbial, plant or animal cells. You will learn to design novel bioprocesses that will have applications in the production of bioproducts as diverse as cosmetics, cheese, bioethanol, beer and drugs, led by international leaders in dairy innovation, bioremediation and biofuel production.

You will benefit from interaction with industry representatives and work on a design and a research project, which may take the form of an industrial placement. You will design novel bioproducts and bioprocesses that will have applications in food engineering, pharmaceutical production and environmental remediation or processes. This course will provide you with a formal qualification in biochemical engineering at the Masters level.

Career outcomes

This course will prepare you to enter a variety of industries including: food and beverage processing; pharmaceutical manufacture; cosmetics; biological waste treatment and bioremediation.

Biochemical engineering graduates can find employment with companies, such as CSL Limited, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), National Foods, Nestlé, Mondelez International and Melbourne Water and with organisations such as the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

Professional accreditation

The Master of Engineering is professionally recognised under two major accreditation frameworks — EUR-ACE® and the Washington Accord (through Engineers Australia). Graduates can work as chartered professional engineers throughout Europe, and as professional engineers in the 17 countries of the Washington Accord.

Accreditation Recognised in


Accrediting Agency: ASIIN

European Union

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Engineers Australia

Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, UK, USA

(Through the Washington Accord)

Master of Engineering (Biochemical) is also accredited by IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers). This accreditation has worldwide recognition.

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