Study Planner Information

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.

Year 1 to 4 Year Study Planners

The following are suggested study plans for this major and should be used as a guide to assist in planning your program. BAdvSc(Hons) students will complete #64 units in total, comprising:

  • #6 for Part A (either STAT1201 or STAT1301 plus SCIE1100 and SCIE1200)
  • #36 for the requirements for a major as per the course list (including #28 level 3 or above).
  • #6 from the BAdvSc(Hons) or BSc course list
  • #16 (science or non-science) electives

Please refer to the course list to ensure you complete the program and major requirements.

How do I use the Study Plans?

  1. Take all Compulsory Courses in each semester.
  2. Select required number of units in Key Courses for each year level.
  3. Fill any gaps in each semester with Key Courses or electives to ensure you meet the BAdvSc(Hons) requirements and rules.

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory for the Program – All student must complete these courses as part of the program requirements.
  • Prerequisites for Major – First year prerequisites for the major
  • Compulsory for the Major – All student must complete these courses as part of the major requirements.
  • Key Courses – Electives from the major's course list.
  • Recommended Electives – Courses that complement the major but can be substituted for another elective.

Choose a study plan

  • 1st Year Study Planner
    Sem Compulsory for the Program Prerequisites for Major Recommended Electives
    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.

  • 2nd Year Study Planner
    Sem Compulsory for the Major Key Courses
    Choose at least #2 from:
    Recommended Electives
    1 CHEM2901 Advanced Chemistry 1

    CHEM2054 Experimental Chemistry
    BIOC2000 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Please refer to course list
    2 CHEM2902 Advanced Chemistry 2

    #2 Research Project3
    CHEM2052 Chemical Biology

    MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology

    SCIE2020 CSI:UQ Introduction to Forensic Science
    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.

  • 3rd Year Study Planner
    Sem Compulsory for the Major Key Courses Recommended Electives
    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
  • 4th Year Study Planner
    Sem Compulsory Courses Key Courses Recommended Electives
    1 CHEM6511 Honours in Chemistry1
    OR
    CHEM6512 Honours in Chemistry2
    OR
    CHEM6513 Honours in Chemistry3
    - -
    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.

 

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