Chemical Sciences

So, what is chemistry all about? The better question is, what isn’t chemistry all about? Whether it’s harnessing renewable energy sources, next-gen nanotechnology, or new medical breakthroughs, chemistry is an ever-present and vital tool for shaping the technologies of tomorrow.

The Chemical Sciences subject set

CHEM10003
Chemistry 1

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CHEM10004
Chemistry 2

Which Chemical Sciences subjects should I take?

That depends! There are several subjects available, and you’ll choose based on your existing chemistry knowledge.

Semester 1 – choose from:

  • CHEM10007 Fundamentals of Chemistry
    This foundation subject doesn’t assume any background knowledge of chemistry. If you haven’t completed VCE Chemistry 3/4 (or equivalent), you must take this subject to proceed with the Chemical Sciences subject set.
  • CHEM10003 Chemistry 1
    You can choose this subject if you’ve completed VCE Chemistry 3/4 (or equivalent). This is the standard Semester 1 subject choice for the Chemical Sciences subject set.

Semester 2

  • CHEM10003 Chemistry 1
    If you completed CHEM10007 in Semester 1, you’ll be eligible to proceed with this subject in Semester 2.
  • CHEM10004 Chemistry 2
    If you completed CHEM10003 in Semester 1, you’ll be eligible to proceed with this subject in Semester 2. This is the standard Semester 2 subject choice for the Chemical Sciences subject set. Students who achieved excellent results in CHEM10007 in Semester 1 might also be invited to enrol in this subject in place of CHEM10003. This subject is also available during Summer Semester, allowing students who started with CHEM10007 to complete the subject set.

Chemical Sciences is taught by the School of Chemistry

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Next steps

Now that you’ve learned all about your subject set options, you can start enrolling – if you need additional help, make sure to contact Stop 1.

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