Specialisation

Major - Chemistry

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT3027.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


Related Courses

2743.11 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws
3754.1 Bachelor of Science
3756.1 Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)
3757.1 Bachelor of Advanced Science
3763.1 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts
3764.1 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International Studies
4748.3 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business
6043.1 Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


Chemistry knowledge underpins all aspects of our modern society. Chemists can use an understanding of chemical structures and processes to adapt, control and manipulate systems involved in energy production, food safety, forensics, biomedical technology, and ecosystem. Indeed, there is not an area of our society that has not been impacted by chemical knowledge. At WSU we teach the theoretical and practical aspects of chemical sciences covering the sub-disciplines of physical, analytical, inorganic and organic chemistries. We have a particular focus on contemporary spectroscopy and separation methods that are required to solve big-picture problems in all areas of scientific discovery. Our graduates have opportunities to be closely mentored by experienced academics. We aim to produce scientists who are confident and self-directed, having gained independence in scientific discovery through an integrated theoretical and practical teaching programme that seeks to solve problems relating to societal needs.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal Dr Christopher Gordon
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Dr Christopher Gordon

Major Structure

Bachelor of Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Science with a major in Chemistry requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

300811 Scientific Literacy
300802 Biodiversity
300808 Introductory Chemistry

And one elective

Spring session

300803 Essential Chemistry 2

Choose one of

300672 Mathematics 1A
300831 Quantitative Thinking

And two electives

Year 2

Autumn session

300832 Analytical Chemistry
300876 Organic Chemistry
300899 Inorganic Chemistry

And one elective

Spring session

300849 Physical Chemistry
300907 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Choose one of

301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals
301261 Complex Case Studies in Science

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

300926 Advanced Physical Chemistry
300906 Advanced Organic Chemistry

And two electives

Spring session

300883 Laboratory Quality Management
300925 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
300924 Science Research Project

And one elective

Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)

Qualification for the Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary) with a major in Chemistry requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence for the Bachelor of Science with a major in Chemistry, given above.

In addition, all students must complete the mandatory 40 credit point sub-major in Education Studies

SM1100 Education Studies

Students must meet this requirement by choosing the units from SM1100 as electives within their Bachelor of Science program.

Bachelor of Advanced Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Advanced Science with a major in Chemistry requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

300811 Scientific Literacy
300802 Biodiversity
300808 Introductory Chemistry

And one elective

Spring session

300803 Essential Chemistry 2

Choose one of

300672 Mathematics 1A
300831 Quantitative Thinking

And two electives

Year 2

Autumn session

300832 Analytical Chemistry
300876 Organic Chemistry
300899 Inorganic Chemistry
300937 Advanced Science Project A

Spring session

300849 Physical Chemistry
300907 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
300938 Advanced Science Project B

Choose one of

301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals
301261 Complex Case Studies in Science

Year 3

Autumn session

300926 Advanced Physical Chemistry
300906 Advanced Organic Chemistry
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C

And one elective

Spring session

300883 Laboratory Quality Management
300925 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
300924 Science Research Project
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C

Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 250 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Full-time

Year 1: College Units

Standard 3 Term year

Preparatory unit

700043 Chemistry (WSTC Prep)

And

Eight University Level units comprising:

700095 Biodiversity (WSTC)
700125 Cell Biology (WSTC)
700122 Essential Chemistry 2 (WSTC)
700155 Introductory Chemistry (WSTC)
700123 Quantitative Thinking (WSTC)
700124 Scientific Literacy (WSTC)

Two units from the following (depending on the testamur major chosen)

700266 Concepts in Human Anatomy (WSTC)
700295 Concepts in Human Physiology (WSTC)
700296 Environmental Issues and Solutions (WSTC)
700265 Food Science 1 (WSTC)
700061 Introduction to Human Biology (WSTC)
700297 Management of Aquatic Environments (WSTC)
700298 Water Quality Assessment and Management (WSTC)

Year 2

Autumn session

300832 Analytical Chemistry
300876 Organic Chemistry
300899 Inorganic Chemistry

And one elective

Spring session

300849 Physical Chemistry
300907 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Choose one of

301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals
301261 Complex Case Studies in Science

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

300926 Advanced Physical Chemistry
300906 Advanced Organic Chemistry

And two electives

Spring session

300883 Laboratory Quality Management
300925 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
300924 Science Research Project

And one elective



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