Chemistry (Double Major)
Careers and further study
This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.
Career opportunities are wide and varied, graduates can go on to work in the following ares:
- Government and environmental agencies
- Fertiliser industry
- Health and Medicine area
- Food and drink industry
- Nanotechnology Industry
- Petrochemical Companies
- Paper Industry
- Heavy chemicals
- Organic fine chemicals
- Polymer production
- Computing and Programming Companies
- Aerospace and Defence industries
- Energy Sector
- Electric vehicles
- Battery and Manufacturing industries
Fees and scholarships
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The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.
This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.
WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Methods ATAR and Chemistry ATAR
About the course
Why study this course
- It’s taught by experts and award-winning academic staff, covering all the fields of synthetic, physical and analytical chemistry, including inorganic and organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, catalysis, medicinal chemistry, biological chemistry, materials science, theoretical and computational chemistry, spectroscopy, materials and nanotechnology, surfactant and polymer chemistry, environmental chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology and education
- Wide and comprehensive laboratory experience is offered throughout all levels of this double major, covering all fields of chemistry
- There is a high demand for chemistry graduates in a variety of industries
You'll learn to
- understand the properties of atoms and molecules, and their reactivity
- develop experimental skills for working safely with chemicals
- solve chemical problems including the calculation of yields, dilutions and stoichiometry in chemical reactions, theory and practical methods for creating new molecular structures. Elucidate chemical and structural problems using both theoretical calculations and analytical measurements
- realise the historical role chemistry has played in the developing world and identify the unfolding picture in the future of chemistry as a central science
- demonstrate knowledge in chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, spectroscopy, equilibria and the properties of many classes of compounds and a vast range of materials reaction. Understand reaction mechanisms, chemical kinetics, chemical reactivity and the properties of many classes of compounds and materials
Work Integrated Learning
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) helps bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing opportunities for students to gain hands-on, practical industry relevant experience and for employers to help shape the graduates of tomorrow.