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Our award-winning, industry-connected researchers and academics tackle global issues relating to energy storage and sustainability, advanced manufacturing and tissue engineering, and extraction of subsurface minerals and energy resources. 

Chemical engineering test in a lab with 3 people

Unique student experiences and teaching 

We develop students’ theoretical and practical skills, demonstrating how to transform laboratory results into large-scale commercial production. 

  • Industry accreditation

    Our study programs are benchmarked through the Washington Accord and are accredited by Engineers Australia and the Institution of Chemical Engineers. These accreditations allow graduates to work in over 20 countries internationally.  

  • Professional internships

    Gain practical experience and increase employability through our prestigious industry connections.  

    Professional internships

  • Professional short courses

    Continuing professional development (CPD)

    We offer a variety of continuing professional development (CPD) short courses tailored to professionals seeking to expand their skill set. Open up new career opportunities related to the management of current and future subsurface energy resources. Our short courses focus on subsurface geoscience and engineering, carbon geostorage and petroleum engineering, risk analysis and decision making. 

    CPD short courses

    Centre for STEM Education and Innovation

    The Centre for STEM Education and Innovation (CSEI) develops bespoke education courses for industry and student participants. These specialised courses are delivered by our world-leading experts from across the Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology including from within our School of Chemical Engineering.

    CSEI courses

  • Ingenuity

    Attend and exhibit at Ingenuity, the University of Adelaide’s interactive student showcase, demonstrating technology innovations in the fields of engineering, science, technology, architecture, computer and mathematical sciences.  

  • Career opportunities

    We prepare students to play a leading role in numerous industries including – industrial chemicals, mining, petroleum, CO2 and Hydrogen storage, bioprocessing, environmental, food and wine technology, petrochemical, energy, mineral processing, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, and nanotechnology.  

    Our highly sought-after graduates have gone on to manage companies, start their own businesses and work in a wide range of industries and organisations. Some examples include: Haigh’s Chocolates, Santos, BHP, Chevron, Mayne Pharma, Beach Energy, GPA Engineering, SA Water, Motherson Australia, WorleyParsons, OZ Minerals, Rio Tinto, Glencore, Newcrest Mining, Anglo American, Fortescue, South32 and SIMEC.  

  • Student support and clubs

    University isn’t all work and no play. Joining a student club is a great way to pursue other interests and meet new people. From sports and hobbies to politics and culture, the University of Adelaide has a wide range of student clubs to consider.   

    We encourage students to share ideas with peers in the following groups: 

  • Scholarships

    The University offers scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students. These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.  

    Working in partnership with the South Australian Chamber of Mines & Energy (SACOME) and the Playford Trust, there are 20 scholarships valued at $20,000 each for talented year 12 STEM students to study either Mining Engineering or Petroleum Engineering at our university.  

    Playford Trust Scholarships

  • Industry training resources from our sponsors

    Our students can access various training resources within the Mining and Petroleum industry:


    CGG is dedicated to efficient and sustainable development of natural resources all over the world. CGG products and services span the breadth of geosciences, from frontier exploration to mature field revitalization and provide our students with leading decision-making software packages. 

    DUG - DownUnder GeoSolutions  

    DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) is an innovative geosciences company with a diverse range of capabilities. Its products and services are at the cutting edge of exploration and production services to the global oil and gas industry. 

    DUG Insight is a full-featured 2D/3D/ pre-stack visualisation and interpretation package. It includes all the necessary tools for a complete interpretation workflow, from reconnaissance to crossplotting - with a fully-integrated 3D canvas, and support for pre-stack data throughout. 

    EasyCopy Graphics Suite  

    The EasyCopy product suite provides an intuitive collection of tools and processes for tasks like format conversion, screen capture, printing and plotting. 


    Emerson provides leading reservoir management software. 

    Ikon Science  

    Ikon Science develops pioneering GeoPrediction software technology and solutions to help customers unlock superior outcomes at a reduced cost and cycle time. Use of Ikon Science technology helps to achieve higher hit rates and faster production from simpler wells. Ikon Science houses the RokDoc and iPoint software packages. 


    KAPPA is primarily a petroleum engineering software company and is the leading provider of Dynamic Data Analysis Software and KAPPA Workstation. 


    Palisade provides risk and decision analysis solutions, and houses decision-making software such as @RISK and Decision Tools Suit. 

    Petroleum Experts 

    Petroleum Experts has donated petroleum engineering software tools to the University of Adelaide with a value of £4,446,137. The software is housed within the School of Chemical Engineering.  

    PROSPER 32 Bit 
    GAP 32 Bit 
    PVTP 32 Bit 
    MBAL 32 Bit 
    REVEAL 32 Bit 
    RESOLVE 32 Bit 
    2D Kinematic 
    3D Kinematic 
    Geomechanical Modelling 
    Fracture Modelling 
    Fracture Response Modelling 
    Fault Analysis 
    Stress Analysis 
    MOVE link for Petrel 
    MOVE link for OpenWorks 
    MOVE link for GST 


    Petrosys delivers direct connectivity with the E&P industry’s most popular exploration, production and GIS data sources, and provide mapping, modelling and data management software for oil and gas professionals, and University of Adelaide students. 

Dr Philip van Eyk

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Dr Philip van Eyk  

Associate Head of Learning and Teaching