Why study applied chemistry at La Trobe?

Top-rated globally

La Trobe is in the top 1% of universities worldwide.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2021, World University Rankings 2022; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2020, Ranking Web of Universities

Practical experience

Gain hands-on experience with work placements at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and other leading research facilities.

Check out how you can see research in biochemistry, chemistry and genetics first hand

Chemistry leaders

We’re ranked 'above world standard' for our research in physical chemistry.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Career opportunities in applied chemistry

Career pathways

The skills you build when you study applied chemistry prepare you for a range of careers, including:

  • Analytical chemist
  • Research scientist
  • Science communicator
  • Process/industrial chemist
  • Environmental scientist

Future employers

Potential employers of applied chemistry graduates include:

  • Energy companies
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Research organisations
  • Scientific agencies
  • Universities
  • Government departments

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