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The units described below have been grouped together in their normal combinations. They are designed to fit particular degree course requirements and the background knowledge of the students. Each unit has a dedicated area on this website. This area provides a detailed description of the content of the unit as well as links to all of the available electronic resources. Follow the link in the menu above or in the box below to access the unit area.

To decide which units you should choose, go to the 'Which Units?' page and consult the First Year Chemistry Team. The following combinations are available:

CHEM1011 & CHEM1012



The aim of these units of study is to provide those students whose chemistry background is weak or non-existent with a good grounding in fundamental chemical principles. Students with a HSC Chemistry mark of 50 or less, together with those who have done no previous study in Chemistry, should enrol in these units of study.

There is no prerequisite or assumed knowledge for entry into CHEM1011. However, students who have not undertaken a HSc Chemistry course are strongly advised to attend the Chemistry Bridging course.

All students who pass CHEM1012 and wish to enrol in Intermediate Chemistry units of study must pass a short supplementary course in the Summer Vacation.

The table below lists the number of students who sat the examination in these units in the last few years.


CHEM1111 & CHEM1112



These are the Junior Chemistry units of study in which the majority of students enrol. CHEM1111 is built on a satisfactory knowledge of the HSc Chemistry course.

Students who are unsure of their future and who wish to retain as many options as possible should do CHEM1111 and CHEM1112 or CHEM1911 and CHEM1912. A pass in CHEM1112 is required for entry into Intermediate Chemistry units of study.

The table below lists the number of students who sat the examination in these units in the last few years.


CHEM1001, CHEM1002, CHEM1101, CHEM1102, CHEM1901, CHEM1902, CHEM1903, CHEM1904, CHEM1108 & CHEM1109



These units are no longer available. If you require a unit of study outline for these units for credit transfer, please use the links below. Please contact us if you have any questions about these units.

The table below lists the number of students who sat the examination in these units in the last few years.


CHEM1405



This unit is no longer available. If you require a unit of study outline for this unit for credit transfer, please use the link below. Note that these details correspond to the 2013 version of the course. Please contact us if you have any questions about these units.

The table below lists the number of students who sat the examination in this unit in the last few years.


CHEM1611 & CHEM1612



These two units of study are for Pharmacy students and lead to second year Pharmacy.

Students who have not undertaken an HSC Chemistry course are strongly advised to attend the Chemistry Bridging Course.

The table below lists the number of students who sat the examination in these units in the last few years.


CHEM1911 & CHEM1912



The Advanced units of study are designed specifically for those students with a very good background in Chemistry.

The minimum requirement for entry to CHEM1911 is an ATAR of 95.0 as well a HSC Chemistry mark of over 80. Studentds in this category are expected to do CHEM1911 & CHEM1912 rather than CHEM1111 & CHEM1112.

Any student who successfully completes CHEM1912 is eligible for entry into Intermediate Chemistrty units of study.

The table below lists the number of students who sat the examination in these units in the last few years.


CHEM1991 & CHEM1992



The Special Studies Program is designed for the truly exceptional Chemistry student. You can apply for departmental permission in Sydney Student.

The minimum entry requirement for entry to CHEM1991 is a ATAR of 99.0 and a HSC Chemistry mark of over 90. Entry to CHEM1992 is restricted to students who obtain a distinction grade in CHEM1991.

Students enrolled in CHEM1991 & CHEM1992 attend the CHEM1911 & CHEM1912 lectures. The laboratory course for the Special Studies Program is supervised by various staff members of the School and has a strong emphasis on self learning and, where appropriate, on learning by problem solving



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