Undergraduate

Chemistry (Double Major)

The Chemistry double major combines all aspects of the single majors in chemistry which include synthetic chemistry and physical analytical chemistry.

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

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
  • Mining
  • Nanotechnology Industry
  • Petrochemical Companies
  • Paper Industry
  • Education
  • Heavy chemicals
  • Organic fine chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Polymer production
  • Computing and Programming Companies
  • Aerospace and Defence industries
  • Energy Sector
  • Electric vehicles
  • Battery and Manufacturing industries

 

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
  • Mining
  • Nanotechnology Industry
  • Petrochemical Companies
  • Paper Industry
  • Education
  • Heavy chemicals
  • Organic fine chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Polymer production
  • Computing and Programming Companies
  • Aerospace and Defence industries
  • Energy Sector
  • Electric vehicles
  • Battery and Manufacturing industries

 

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Fees and scholarships

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Admission requirements

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.

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

Mathematics requirement

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

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Applications will be open shortly. If you are interested in applying or finding out more about this course, contact our Future Students team.

Course details

The Chemistry double major combines all aspects of the single majors in chemistry, including synthetic chemistry and physical analytical chemistry. Students will gain the specialist and general skills they need to build secure, satisfying and productive careers.

About the course

Chemistry describes the structure and properties of matter and its transformations. It is central to virtually all areas of modern science and technology.

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
Student story

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Student story
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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.

Develop your employability skills through a science work placement. The following units are available to all science undergraduate students who are looking to gain practical hands-on industry relevant experience:

Your degree options

More information coming soon.

Facility

Bayliss Building

Interior of Bayliss Building

Cutting-edge facilities enable world-class research and study

Facility

The Bayliss Building is an impressive five-storey facility that's the largest and most technically complex building on our campus. It houses a range of facilities to support world-class research and teaching, and labs have been built on every level to suit various curriculum requirements as students progress.

Visit the Bayliss Building webpage