MJRU-CHEMI v.1 Chemistry Major (BSc Science)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
Professional Chemists are essential to the operations of most manufacturing, processing, minerals and other industries. They use sophisticated instruments for the analysis of raw materials and finished products. The Chemistry Major provides a body of knowledge in chemistry and a range of skills necessary for a career in a modern analytical or industrial laboratory. These skills are gained in Curtin’s laboratories that are amongst the best equipped in Australia. The Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) opens up many career opportunities. Employers appreciate the problem solving and analytical skills of Curtin graduates, and the applied nature of the course. The degree also forms a wide range of destinations where our graduates are employed in Research and Development, Technical Services, or Quality Control Laboratories. Students are able to choose from the following specialisations: Analytical and Forensic Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, Geochemistry and Materials Chemistry.
Graduates of this course may be eligible for membership of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Incorporated (RACI).
Major/Stream Entry and Completion Details
The Chemistry Major requires Mathematics Methods ATAR and Chemistry ATAR. Mathematics Specialist ATAR and Physics ATAR are desirable.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply chemistry knowledge, principles and concepts
2. apply critical creative and reflective thinking to chemistry problems
3. access, evaluate and synthesise information relating to chemistry
4. effectively communicate chemistry ideas and concepts
5. use a range of technologies to collect and analyse data with appropriate regard to uncertainties
6. work as responsible self-directed and motivated learners
7. apply internationally accepted scientific conventions standards and protocols
8. demonstrate respect for cultural diversity in professional life
9. work safely effectively and ethically in a multifaceted scientific environment
Duration and Availability
This Major is three years' full-time study.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|COMP1005||v.1||Fundamentals of Programming||4.0||25.0|
|MATH1017||v.1||Accelerated Mathematics 1||5.0||25.0|
|MATH1015||v.1||Linear Algebra 1||4.0||25.0|
|CHEM1000||v.1||Principles and Processes in Chemistry||6.0||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|STAT1002||v.1||Statistical Data Analysis||3.0||12.5|
|CHEM1002||v.1||Reactivity and Function in Chemistry||6.0||25.0|
|SELECT ELECTIVE UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|CHEM2000||v.1||Chemical Energetics and Kinetics||7.0||25.0|
|CHEM2004||v.1||Chemical Structure and Spectroscopy||7.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|CHEM2006||v.1||Chemical Reactions and Mechanisms||7.0||25.0|
|STRU-GEOCH||v.1 ^^||Geochemistry Stream (BSc Science)||200.0|
|STRU-BIOCH||v.1 ^||Biological Chemistry Stream (BSc Science)||200.0|
|STRU-ANFCH||v.1 #||Analytical and Forensic Chemistry Stream (BSc Science)||200.0|
|STRU-MATSC||v.1 &||Materials Science Stream (BSc Science)||200.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|CHEM3005||v.1||Synthetic Methods in Chemistry||6.5||25.0|
|CHEM3004||v.1||Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy||6.5||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|CHEM3006||v.1||Chemistry Research Methods||2.0||50.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 1 Semester 1||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|BCCB1000||v.1 ##||Cell Biology||6.0||25.0|
|PHYS1006||v.1 ++||Foundations of Physics||5.0||25.0|
|PHYS1005||v.1 ++||Physics 1||5.0||25.0|
|GEOL1005||v.1 +||Fundamentals of Geology 1||5.0||25.0|
|FORS1000||v.1 **||Introduction to Forensic Science||2.0||12.5|
|ASTR1001||v.1||Introduction to Astronomy||2.0||12.5|
|MINE1002||v.1||Introduction to Mining and Metallurgy||12.5|
|PHYS1010||v.1||Foundations of Physics A||5.0||12.5|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 1 Semester 2||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|BIOL1000||v.1 ##||Functional Biology||5.0||25.0|
|GEOL1006||v.1 +||Fundamentals of Geology 2||5.0||25.0|
|CHEM1001||v.1 ##||Biological Chemistry||6.0||25.0|
|MATH1016||v.1 ++||Calculus 1||5.0||25.0|
# Students who choose the Analytical and Forensic Science Stream must do this unit: FORS1000 and may choose any semester 2 optional units
## Students who choose the Biological Chemistry Stream must do one of these this units
& Students who choose the Materials Science Stream must do one of these units: PHYS1006, PHYS1005, MATH1016
&& Students with ATAR Physics must do PHYS1005 Physics 1
* Students doing the Analytical & Forensic Science Stream may choose any semester 2 optional unit
** Students who choose the Analytical and Forensic Science Stream must do this unit
+ Students who choose the Geochemistry Stream must do this unit
++ Students who choose the Materials Science Stream must do one of these units
^ Students who choose the Biological Chemistry Stream must do one of these units: BCCB1000, BIOL1000, CHEM1001
^^ Students who choose the Geochemistry Stream must do one of these units: GEOL1005, GEOL1006
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