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 completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February).
N CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1909 or CHEM1109


Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February, see http://sydney.edu.au/science/chemistry/studying-chemistry/bridging-course.shtml).
Semester 1
CHEM1002
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1B
6    P CHEM1001 or CHEM1101
N CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1108
Semester 2
CHEM1101
Chemistry 1A
6    A HSC Chemistry and Mathematics. Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) and HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry and Mathematics Bridging Courses (offered in February).
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1909 or CHEM1109


Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) and HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry and Mathematics Bridging Courses (offered in February, http://sydney.edu.au/science/chemistry/studying-chemistry/bridging-course.shtml).
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
CHEM1102
Chemistry 1B
6    P CHEM1101 or CHEM1901, or a Distinction in CHEM1001
N CHEM1002 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1108
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
CHEM1901
Chemistry 1A (Advanced)
6    A 85 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1909 or CHEM1109
Semester 1
CHEM1902
Chemistry 1B (Advanced)
6    P CHEM1901 OR CHEM1903 OR (75 or above in CHEM1101)
N CHEM1002 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1108
Semester 2
CHEM1903
Chemistry 1A (Special Studies Program)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1909 or CHEM1109
Semester 1
CHEM1904
Chemistry 1B (Special Studies Program)
6    P 75 or above in CHEM1903
N CHEM1002 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1108


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) and 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics
N CHEM2001 or CHEM2101 or CHEM2301 or CHEM2311 or CHEM2502 or CHEM2901 or CHEM2903 or CHEM2911 or 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 completing the Supplementary Course in Chemistry (https://scilearn.sydney.edu.au/fychemistry/sup/) and then seeking Departmental permission, with completion certificate as evidence.
Semester 1
CHEM2911
Molecular Reactivity and Spectroscopy Adv
6    P (6 credit points of Junior Mathematics) and (Credit average or better in (CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904)) and (Credit average or better in (CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903))
N CHEM2001 or CHEM2101 or CHEM2301 or CHEM2311 or CHEM2312 or CHEM2401 or CHEM2502 or CHEM2901 or CHEM2903 or CHEM2915
Semester 1
CHEM2915
Molecular Reactivity and Spectroscopy SSP
6    P (6 credit points of Junior Mathematics) and (Distinction average in (CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903)) and (Distinction average in (CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904))
N CHEM2001 or CHEM2101 or CHEM2301 or CHEM2311 or CHEM2312 or CHEM2401 or CHEM2502 or CHEM2901 or CHEM2903 or CHEM2911


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 CHEM2202 or CHEM2302 or CHEM2902 or CHEM2912 or 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 completing the Supplementary Course in Chemistry (https://scilearn.sydney.edu.au/fychemistry/sup/) and then seeking Departmental Permission, with completion certificate as evidence.
Semester 2
CHEM2912
Chemical Structure and Stability (Adv)
6    P (6 credit points of Junior Mathematics) and (Credit average or better in (CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904)) and (Credit average or better in (CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903))
N CHEM2202 or CHEM2302 or CHEM2402 or CHEM2902 or CHEM2916
Semester 2
CHEM2916
Chemical Structure and Stability (SSP)
6    P (6 credit points of Junior Mathematics) and (Distinction average in (CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903)) and (Distinction average in (CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904))
N CHEM2202 or CHEM2302 or CHEM2402 or CHEM2902 or CHEM2912


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 and 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics.
N CHEM2001 or CHEM2101 or CHEM2301 or CHEM2311 or CHEM2502 or CHEM2901 or CHEM2903 or 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 CHEM3107 or CHEM3197 or 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. Students who have passed CHEM1001 and CHEM1002 may enrol in this unit after completing the Supplementary Course in Chemistry (https://scilearn.sydney.edu.au/fychemistry/sup/) and then seeking Departmental permission, with completion certificate as evidence.
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 and Reactions Adv
6    P WAM of 65 or greater and (Credit or better in (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915)) and (Credit or better in (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 (Credit or better in (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915)) and (Credit or better in (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 (Credit or better in (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915)) and (Credit or better in (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 (Credit or better in (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915)) and (Credit or better in (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. and Mater. (Adv)
6    P WAM of 65 or greater and (Credit or better in (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915)) and (Credit or better in (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 (Credit or better in (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915)) and (Credit or better in (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 and Surfaces(Adv)
6    P WAM of 65 or greater and (Credit or better in (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915)) and (Credit or better in (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916))
N CHEM3116
Semester 2
CHEM3117
Molecular Spectroscopy and Quantum Theory
6    P (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915) and (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916)
N CHEM3917
Semester 2
CHEM3917
Mol. Spectroscopy and Quantum Theory (Adv)
6    P WAM of 65 or greater and (Credit or better in (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915)) and (Credit or better in (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916))
N CHEM3117
Semester 2