Chemistry 1A (Advanced) (CHEM1901)


Chemistry 1A (Advanced) is available to students with a very good HSC performance as well as a very good school record in chemistry or science. Students in this category are expected to do Chemistry 1A (Advanced) rather than Chemistry 1A.
The theory and practical work syllabuses for Chemistry 1A and Chemistry 1A (Advanced) are similar, though the level of treatment in the latter unit of study is more advanced, presupposing a very good grounding in the subject at secondary level. Chemistry 1A (Advanced) covers chemical theory and physical chemistry. Lectures: A series of about 39 lectures, three per week throughout the semester.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


Three 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week; one 3-hour practical per week for 9 weeks.


Theory examination (60%), laboratory work (15%), online assignment (10%) and continuous assessment quizzes (15%)


A booklist is available from the First Year Chemistry website.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

85 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent


CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1905 or CHEM1906 or CHEM1909 or CHEM1109

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.