Chemistry 1B (Special Studies Program) (CHEM1904)


Entry to Chemistry 1B (Special Studies Program) is restricted to students who have gained a Distinction in Chemistry 1A (Special Studies Program) or by invitation. The practical work syllabus for Chemistry 1B (Special Studies Program) is very different from that for Chemistry 1B and Chemistry 1B (Advanced) and consists of special project-based laboratory exercises. All other unit of study details are the same as those for Chemistry 1B (Advanced). Successful completion of Chemistry 1B (Special Studies Program) is an acceptable prerequisite for entry into Intermediate Chemistry units of study.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


3x1-hour lectures, 1x1-hour tutorial per week, 1x3-hour practical per week for 12 weeks.


Theory examination (50%), laboratory work (15%), online assignments (20%) 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

75 or above in CHEM1903


CHEM1002 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1907 or CHEM1108 or CHEM1908

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.