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The ARC Training Centre - Chemical Industries offers a workplace learning approach to fast-tracking the careers of chemistry students.

We work with leading employers in Australia's chemical industries. They told us the skills and attributes that they want to see in graduates. We have launched a new course - the Master of Industrial Research (Chemistry) - to give graduates those employable skills and attributes.

During the 2-year course, students run a significant research project with a chemical company, usually at their site, working with their staff, giving a minimum of 12-months' experience as an industrial R&D chemist.

There is also coursework that companies have told us will enhance the employment prospects of graduates.

We offer stipends of $31,828 per annum.

For 2019, there are six opportunities available in Victoria here. To apply, follow this link to the University of Melbourne study application page.

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The proposed masters of industrial research course has 50 points of coursework

There will be one required subject (12.5 points) -

  • Chemical Regulations and Workplace Safety (subject to approval)

Candidates will choose one or two subjects to give them industry-ready skills (12.5 points each)-

  • Business Skills - Money People & Processes (BUSA90403),

  • Business Tools: The Market Environment (BUSA90471)

  • Science Skills - Systems Modelling and Simulation (MAST90045),

  • Ethics and Responsibility in Science (SCIE90005),

  • Statistics for Research Workers (MAST90007)

  • Communication Skills - Communication for Research Scientists (SCIE90013),

  • Science Communication (SCIE90012)

Then you make up the 200 points with advanced chemistry subjects (6.25 points each) -