Chemistry

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

CHEMISTRY

Advanced coursework and projects will be available in 2020 for students who complete this major.

Chemistry major

A major in Chemistry requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 18 credit points of 3000-level selective units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level interdisciplinary project units

Chemistry minor

A minor in Chemistry requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units

Units of study

The units of study are listed below.

1000-level units of study

Core
CHEM1011
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 CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991


Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February, and online year-round, see http://sydney.edu.au/science/chemistry/studying-chemistry/bridging-course.shtml).
Semester 1
CHEM1111
Chemistry 1A
6    A 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 CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991


Students who have not completed secondary school chemistry are strongly advised to instead complete Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A in the first semester of the calendar year (unless you require 12 credit points of Chemistry and are commencing in semester 2). You should also take the Chemistry Bridging Course in advance (offered in February, and online year-round http://sydney.edu.au/science/chemistry/studying-chemistry/bridging-course.shtml).
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
CHEM1911
Chemistry 1A (Advanced)
6    A 80 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1991

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
CHEM1991
Chemistry 1A (Special Studies Program)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1911

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
CHEM1012
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1B
6    P CHEM1XX1
N CHEM1002 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1108 or CHEM1112 or CHEM1912 or CHEM1992
Semester 2
CHEM1112
Chemistry 1B
6    P CHEM1111 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or (75 or above in CHEM1011 or CHEM1001)
N CHEM1002 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1108 or CHEM1012 or CHEM1912 or CHEM1992
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
CHEM1912
Chemistry 1B (Advanced)
6    P CHEM1911 or CHEM1991 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or (75 or above in CHEM1111 or CHEM1101) or (90 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent)
N CHEM1002 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1108 or CHEM1012 or CHEM1112 or CHEM1992


Students who commence in semester 2 are strongly advised that you would be better served by taking the mainstream level units in sequence, Chemistry 1A before Chemistry 1B, rather than the Advanced units in the opposite order.
Semester 2
CHEM1992
Chemistry 1B (Special Studies Program)
6    P 75 or above in CHEM1991 or CHEM1903 or (90 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent)
N CHEM1002 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1108 or CHEM1012 or CHEM1112 or CHEM1912


Entry is by invitation. This unit of study is deemed to be an Advanced unit of study. Students who commence in semester 2 are strongly advised that you would be better served by taking the mainstream level units in sequence, Chemistry 1A before Chemistry 1B, rather than the Special Studies Program units in the opposite order.
Semester 2

2000-level units of study

Core
CHEM2401
Molecular Reactivity and Spectroscopy
6    A 6cp MATH1XXX
P (CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903) and (CHEM1XX2 or CHEM1904)
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.
Semester 1
CHEM2911
Molecular Reactivity and Spectroscopy Adv
6    A 6cp MATH1XXX
P (A mark of 65 or above in CHEM1111 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1991 or CHEM1903) and (a mark of 65 or above in CHEM1112 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1912 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1992 or CHEM1904)
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    A 6cp MATH1XXX
P (A mark of 75 or above in CHEM1111 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1991 or CHEM1903) and (a mark of 75 or above in CHEM1112 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1912 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1992 or CHEM1904)
N CHEM2001 or CHEM2101 or CHEM2301 or CHEM2311 or CHEM2312 or CHEM2401 or CHEM2502 or CHEM2901 or CHEM2903 or 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    A 6cp MATH1XXX
P (CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903) and (CHEM1XX2 or CHEM1904)
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.
Semester 2
CHEM2912
Chemical Structure and Stability (Adv)
6    A 6cp MATH1XXX
P (A mark of 65 or above in CHEM1111 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1991 or CHEM1903) and (a mark of 65 or above in CHEM1112 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1912 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1992 or CHEM1904)
N CHEM2202 or CHEM2302 or CHEM2402 or CHEM2902 or CHEM2916
Semester 2
CHEM2916
Chemical Structure and Stability (SSP)
6    A 6cp MATH1XXX
P (A mark of 75 or above in CHEM1111 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1991 or CHEM1903) and (a mark of 75 or above in CHEM1112 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1912 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1992 or CHEM1904)
N CHEM2202 or CHEM2302 or CHEM2402 or CHEM2902 or 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

3000-level units of study

Selective
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
Interdisciplinary Project
CHEM3888
Chemistry Interdisciplinary Project
6    P (CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915) AND (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916)
Semester 2
SCPU3001
Science Interdisciplinary Project
6    P Completion of 2000-level units required for at least one Science major.
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2