Careers in Chemistry

Job titles for chemistry graduates can include:

Sources include: LinkedIn profiles of University of Melbourne graduates.

Our chemistry graduates are employed at organisations including:

  • AECOM
  • Alfred Health
  • BHP Billiton
  • CSIRO
  • CSL
  • Deloitte
  • DET Victoria
  • ExxonMobil
  • Florey Institute
  • GHD
  • HPS Engineering
  • Mars
  • Melbourne Water
  • Monash University
  • Morgan Advanced Materials
  • Murdoch CRI
  • NAB
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Petronas
  • Rio Tinto
  • RMIT
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Springer Nature
  • St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne
  • Tesla
  • ThyssenKrupp
  • Toll Group
  • Unilever
  • University of Melbourne
  • Wiley

Sources include the LinkedIn profiles of University of Melbourne graduates.

Chemistry graduates work in fields such as:

  • Biochemical and biomedical engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Government policy
  • Manufacturing (chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, cosmetics)
  • Materials science
  • Mining and metallurgy
  • Nanotechnology
  • Patent law
  • Pharmaceutical development and sales
  • Research
  • Science publishing and communications
  • Water processing

Bachelor of Science majors:

Graduate study options include:

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