Study Planner Information

Year 1 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different columns mean?

  • Required for Major – a course required for this major
  • Recommended – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
Year 1
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 SCIE1100 Advanced Theory and Practice in Science
CHEM1100 Chemistry 11
BIOL1020 Genes, Cells & Evolution
MATH1051 Calc & Linear Algebra I2
2 [ STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data5
OR
STAT1301 Advanced Analysis of Scientific Data5 ]

SCIE1200 Introduction to Science Research
CHEM1200 Chemistry 21
MATH1052 Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations

1. Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1090 before taking any other chemistry course.
2. Students without Queensland Senior Maths C should complete MATH1050 before MATH1051.
5. Students who intend to major in Mathematics should take STAT1301.  Other students with an interest in advanced mathematics and at least a high achievement in Maths C or a 6 in MATH1050 are encouraged to take STAT1301.

Year 2 to 3 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different columns mean?

  • Required for Major – a course required for this major
  • Recommended – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
Year 2
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 CHEM2901 Advanced Chemistry 1
CHEM2054 Experimental Chemistry

Choose at least 2 units from:

[ BIOC2000 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Please refer to course list
2

CHEM2052 Chemical Biology
MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology
SCIE2020 CSI:UQ Introduction to Forensic Science ]


CHEM2902 Advanced Chemistry 2

#2 Research Project3
Please refer to course list

3. Research project - SCIE3260 or SCIE3261 may be taken in semester 1 or 2 or summer semester before year 3.

Year 3
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 CHEM3001 Advanced Organic Chemistry
CHEM3004 Determination of Molecular Structure
CHEM3010 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM3013 Nonoscience: Self-assembly
2 CHEM3011 Advanced Physical Chemistry
CHEM3016 Advanced Experimental Chemistry
CHEM3008 Medicinal & Biological Chemistry
CHEM3014 Nanoscience: Synthesis

Year 4 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different columns mean?

  • Required for Major – a course required for this major
  • Recommended – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
Year 4
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 [ CHEM6511 Honours in Chemistry1
OR
CHEM6512 Honours in Chemistry2
OR
CHEM6513 Honours in Chemistry3 ]
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2 [ CHEM6511 Honours in Chemistry1
OR
CHEM6512 Honours in Chemistry2
OR
CHEM6513 Honours in Chemistry3 ]
-

1. Enrol in this course if you will begin your research project in semester 1.  You must enrol in the same code in semester 2.

2. Enrol in this course if you will begin your research project in semester 2.  You must enrol in the same code in semester 1 of the following year.

3. Enrol in this course if you will be completing the course part-time over multiple semesters.

What will I study?

Your first year of chemistry at UQ will comprise a course each semester which will cover the fundamentals of general, physical, organic and inorganic chemistry. As well as traditional lectures, teaching is done by laboratory classes and by assignment work in small groups. You can monitor your progress by regular computer-managed testing throughout the courses. Chemistry courses in later years are more specialised, and are intended to expose students to topical and important areas of scientific advancement, and to train students in research techniques and in the use of sophisticated instrumentation.

Some of the major areas of study in chemistry are:

  • Synthetic chemistry – the development of new synthetic methodologies to explore the synthesis of new drugs, new materials or new molecular devices.
  • Polymer chemistry – the preparation and study of new polymers with uses as materials, electronic devices, and in medicine.
  • Computational chemistry – understanding and predicting the structures and reactivities of molecules and short-lived intermediates using high-level theoretical calculations and powerful supercomputers. 
  • Surface chemistry – chemistry occurring at interfaces. This is important in many biological processes, in the study of catalysts, and in nanotechnology.
  • Spectroscopy – examining the interactions between matter and electromagnetic radiation to determine chemical structures and reactivities. This encompasses the whole range of molecular entities, from individual molecules through to biological macromolecules such as enzymes. Spectroscopy has applications in analytical chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy and remote sensing.