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Meet some Chemical Engineers
Lara Olsen: Lara decided to study Chemical Engineering because she liked maths and chemistry at school. At that stage, she had no
real idea of what a chemical engineer did - she just liked the sound of it. Now she says it was one of the best decisions that she ever made!
" Although I really enjoyed my studies, it has been my experience outside university that I value most. Studying engineering has given me the opportunity to work in a mine in the Pilbara region, in a petroleum company in Melbourne, and to go to Japan. I think it is this diversity of possibilities and opportunity of experiences that has made me enjoy the course so much."
Jodie Smith: Jodie recently graduated in Chemical Engineering, and is now employed as a process engineer at the Caltex Lytton Refinery in Brisbane.
"The opportunities which have been available to me have included a wide range of interesting and challenging tasks, from the inspection of process vessels during shutdown to obtaining experience in many aspects of oil refining. Chemical engineering is challenging career, working with a wide range of experienced people, and with exposure to interesting tasks."
John Burgess: John is leader of BHP's Safety, Environment and Technology functions worldwide. He graduated in Chemical Engineering, did a Master's degree and then a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering in the UK.
What has chemical engineering given to me? Well, I have worked on research problems that others thought were intractable, and solved them. This proved to be immensely satisfying. I have travelled and lived as part of my work on several continents and cities. I have found the profession of chemical engineering a close-knit one with a common bond between its members."
Michael J Parkinson
'IChemE in Australia'
Study Chemical Engineering
A Guide to Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering is fast becoming one of the most mobile and diverse careers in the Engineering Profession. As an international student looking to enter the field, there are many institutions that have facilities and high educational standards to get you well started on your career path.
If you are looking to study Chemical Engineering in Australia, one of the first places to begin your research could be IChemE. 'lchemE in Australia' is part of the worldwide Institute of
Please contact the National Office of 'IChemE in Australia' for further information at the following address: