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Unit Summaries


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:

CHEM1001 & CHEM1002



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 CHEM1001. However, students who have not undertaken a HSc Chemistry course are strongly advised to attend the Chemistry Bridging course.

All students who pass CHEM1002 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.


CHEM1101 & CHEM1102



These are the Junior Chemistry units of study in which the majority of students enrol. CHEM1101 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 CHEM1101 and CHEM1102 or CHEM1901 and CHEM1902. A pass in CHEM1102 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.


CHEM1108 & CHEM1109



These units are no longer available. If you need to take one of these units on your degree, you should instead: If you require a unit of study outline for these units for credit transfer, please use the links below. Note that these outlines correspond to the 2011 version of the courses. 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 are on the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology degree, you should instead take: 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.


CHEM1901 & CHEM1902



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

The minimum requirement for entry to CHEM1901 is an ATAR of 95.0 as well a HSC Chemistry mark of over 80. Studentds in this category are expected to do CHEM1901 & CHEM1902 rather than CHEM1101 & CHEM1102.

Any student who successfully completes CHEM1902 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.


CHEM1903 & CHEM1904



The Special Studies Program is designed for the truly exceptional Chemistry student. You can apply online.

The minimum entry requirement for entry to CHEM1903 is a ATAR of 99.0 and a HSC Chemistry mark of over 90. Entry to CHEM1904 is restricted to students who obtain a distinction grade in CHEM1903.

Students enrolled in CHEM1903 & CHEM1904 attend the CHEM1901 & CHEM1902 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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