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Courses Handbook 2013

This handbook contains information for courses and units at Curtin in 2013.
Information for current year courses and units is available at Courses Handbook 2012.

313675 v.2 Chemistry Major (BSc Science)


Professional Chemists are essential to the operations of most manufacturing, processing, minerals and other industries. They use sophisticated instrumentation 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 basis for diversification into senior management, computing and technical sales areas. There is 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.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
314643 v.1   Geochemistry Stream (BSc Science) 200.0
314642 v.1   Biological Chemistry Stream (BSc Science) 200.0
314641 v.1   Analytical and Forensic Chemistry Stream (BSc Science) 200.0
314658 v.1   Materials Science Stream (BSc Science) 200.0
Year 2 Semester 1
312485 v.1   Chemical Energetics and Kinetics 211 7.0 25.0
314001 v.1   Chemical Structure and Spectroscopy 201 7.0 25.0
Year 2 Semester 2
314006 v.1   Analytical Chemistry 202 7.0 25.0
314007 v.1   Chemical Reactions and Mechanisms 212 6.5 25.0
Year 3 Semester 1
314008 v.1   Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy 301 6.5 25.0
314009 v.1   Synthetic Methods in Chemistry 311 6.5 25.0
Year 3 Semester 2
314010 v.1   Chemical Research Methods 362 16.0 50.0

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