Chemistry

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Chemistry

For a major in chemistry, the minimum requirement is 24 credit points from senior units of study listed in this subject area, which must include the associated laboratory units.
Please refer to the Science Faculty website for details of the major, http://sydney.edu.au/science/
Junior units of study
CHEM1001
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A
6    A There is no assumed knowledge of chemistry for this unit of study, but students who have not undertaken an HSC chemistry course are strongly advised to complete a chemistry bridging course before lectures commence.
N CHEM1101, CHEM1109, CHEM1901, CHEM1903
Semester 1
CHEM1002
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1B
6    P CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or equivalent
N CHEM1102, CHEM1108, CHEM1902, CHEM1904
Semester 2
CHEM1101
Chemistry 1A
6    A HSC Chemistry and Mathematics
C Recommended concurrent units of study: 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics
N CHEM1001, CHEM1109, CHEM1901, CHEM1903
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
CHEM1102
Chemistry 1B
6    P CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or a Distinction in CHEM1001 or equivalent
C Recommended concurrent units of study: 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics
N CHEM1002, CHEM1108, CHEM1902, CHEM1904
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
CHEM1901
Chemistry 1A (Advanced)
6    P ATAR of at least 95 and HSC Chemistry result in band 5 or 6, or by invitation.
C Recommended concurrent unit of study: 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics
N CHEM1001, CHEM1101, CHEM1109, CHEM1903

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
CHEM1902
Chemistry 1B (Advanced)
6    P CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or Distinction in CHEM1101 or equivalent
C Recommended concurrent unit of study: 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics
N CHEM1002, CHEM1102, CHEM1108, CHEM1904

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
CHEM1903
Chemistry 1A (Special Studies Program)
6    P ATAR of at least 99.0 and HSC Chemistry result in Band 6
C Recommended concurrent unit of study: 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics.
N CHEM1001, CHEM1101, CHEM1109, CHEM1901

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Entry is by invitation. This unit of study is deemed to be an Advanced unit of study.
Semester 1
CHEM1904
Chemistry 1B (Special Studies Program)
6    P Distinction in CHEM1903
C Recommended concurrent units of study: 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics.
N CHEM1002, CHEM1102, CHEM1108, CHEM1902

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Entry is by invitation. This unit of study is deemed to be an Advanced unit of study.
Semester 2
Intermediate units of study
CHEM2401
Molecular Reactivity and Spectroscopy
6    P (CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903) and (CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904), 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics
N CHEM2911, CHEM2915


This is a required chemistry unit of study for students intending to major in chemistry. Students who have passed CHEM1001 and CHEM1002 may enroll in this unit after obtaining Departmental permission.
Semester 1
CHEM2911
Molecular Reactivity & Spectroscopy Adv
6    P Credit average or better in (CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903) and (CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904), 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics.
N CHEM2401, CHEM2915
Semester 1
CHEM2915
Molecular Reactivity & Spectroscopy SSP
6    P By invitation. High WAM and a Distinction average in (CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903) and (CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904), 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics.
N CHEM2401, CHEM2911

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The number of places in this unit of study is strictly limited and entry is by invitation only. Enrolment is conditional upon available places.
Semester 1
CHEM2402
Chemical Structure and Stability
6    P (CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903) and (CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904), 6 credit points of Junior of Mathematics
N CHEM2912, CHEM2916


This is a required chemistry unit of study for students intending to major in chemistry. Students who have passed CHEM1001 and CHEM1002 may enroll in this unit after obtaining Departmental permission.
Semester 2
CHEM2912
Chemical Structure and Stability (Adv)
6    P Credit average or better in (CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903) and (CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904), 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics.
N CHEM2402, CHEM2916
Semester 2
CHEM2916
Chemical Structure and Stability (SSP)
6    P By invitation. High WAM and a Distinction average in (CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903) and (CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904), 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics.
N CHEM2402, CHEM2912

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The number of places in this unit of study is strictly limited and entry is by invitation only. Enrolment is conditional upon available places.
Semester 2
CHEM2403
Chemistry of Biological Molecules
6    P 12 credit points of Junior Chemistry, 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics.
N CHEM2913


To enrol in Senior Chemistry, students are required to have completed (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915) and (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916). Students are advised that combinations of Intermediate Chemistry units that do not meet this requirement will generally not allow progression to Senior Chemistry.
Semester 2
CHEM2404
Forensic and Environmental Chemistry
6    P (CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903) and (CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904), 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics
N AGCH3033


To enrol in Senior Chemistry students are required to have completed (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915) and (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916). Students are advised that combinations of Intermediate Chemistry units that do not meet this requirement will generally not allow progression to Senior Chemistry.
Semester 1
Senior units of study
CHEM3110
Biomolecules: Properties and Reactions
6    P (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915) and (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916).
N CHEM3910
Semester 1
CHEM3910
Biomolecules: Properties & Reactions Adv
6    P WAM of 65 or greater and a Credit or better in: (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915) and (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916)
N CHEM3110
Semester 1
CHEM3111
Organic Structure and Reactivity
6    P (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915) and (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916).
N CHEM3911
Semester 1
CHEM3911
Organic Structure and Reactivity (Adv)
6    P WAM of 65 or greater and a Credit or better in: (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915) and (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916)
N CHEM3111
Semester 1
CHEM3112
Materials Chemistry
6    P (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915) and (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916).
N CHEM3912
Semester 1
CHEM3912
Materials Chemistry (Adv)
6    P WAM of 65 or greater and a Credit or better in: (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915) and (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916)
N CHEM3112
Semester 1
CHEM3113
Catalysis and Sustainable Processes
6    P (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915) and (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916).
N CHEM3913
Semester 1
CHEM3913
Catalysis and Sustainable Process (Adv)
6    P WAM of 65 or greater and a Credit or better in: (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915) and (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916)
N CHEM3113
Semester 1
CHEM3114
Metal Complexes: Medicine and Materials
6    P (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915) and (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916).
N CHEM3914
Semester 2
CHEM3914
Metal Complexes: Medic. & Mater. (Adv)
6    P WAM of 65 or greater and a Credit or better in: (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915) and (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916)
N CHEM3114
Semester 2
CHEM3115
Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry
6    P (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915) and (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916)
N CHEM3915
Semester 2
CHEM3915
Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry (Adv)
6    P WAM of 65 or greater and a Credit or better in: (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915) and (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916)
N CHEM3115
Semester 2
CHEM3116
Membranes, Self Assembly and Surfaces
6    P (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915) and (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916)
N CHEM3916
Semester 2
CHEM3916
Membranes, Self Assembly & Surfaces(Adv)
6    P WAM of 65 or greater and a Credit or better in: (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915) and (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916)
N CHEM3116
Semester 2
CHEM3117
Molecular Spectroscopy & Quantum Theory
6    P (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915) and (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916)
N CHEM3917
Semester 2
CHEM3917
Mol. Spectroscopy & Quantum Theory (Adv)
6    P WAM of 65 or greater and a Credit or better in: (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915) and (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916)
N CHEM3117
Semester 2