Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)

STUDY ABROAD


Cricos

061600D


Courses Overview

What will I learn?
Chemistry is sometimes called the central science i because it connects other sciences, such as physics, biology and geology. It is science at a molecular level, where major advances are being made in many areas such as medicine, IT, nanotechnology, new materials and the environment.
This major trains you to become a skilled chemist. It also teaches you problem solving, teamwork and critical analysis skills, which may open the door for many careers within and outside science. You will study theoretical and practical aspects of chemistry, including synthesis, analysis and molecular modelling. Your learning will be largely laboratory- based, in Curtin is Resources and Chemistry Precinct.
You can specialise in the following streams:
Analytical and Forensic Chemistry
In this stream you will learn how to use sophisticated scientific instrumentation in combination with chemical knowledge to solve complex, real-world analytical problems.
You will develop effective problem- solving and decision-making skills within the ethical and professional context of analytical and forensic science, as there are often regulatory or legislative requirements for chemical measurements to be taken.
Biological Chemistry
In this crossover field of chemistry you will study the essential processes of life on the molecular level. You will use complex equipment and procedures to understand the bio-molecular world, explore applications in biosensors and drug design, and monitor what effects new substances like food additives and medicines have on living organisms.
As a qualified biological chemist, you could play a part in diagnosing diseases and investigating potential cures for illnesses such as cancer and HIV/AIDS, through to the design and synthesis of new and improved medicines.
Geochemistry
In this stream, you will study the chemical make-up of the Earth and other planets. You will focus on the chemical reactions and processes that show how various soils and rocks are created.
Materials Science
This stream examines materials from a unified point of view; it looks for connections between the underlying structure of a material, its properties, how processing changes it and what the material can do.
You will study a range of materials, including metals, semiconductors, glasses, ceramics and polymers. You will also learn about analytical instruments and different forms of radiation that materials scientists use to investigate the microstructure of samples.
Career Opportunities
Examples of career opportunities include analytical chemist, synthetic chemist, medicinal chemist, computational chemist, environmental scientist, forensic scientist, materials scientist and geochemist.
Roles may be in research and development, technical services, and education or quality control in a wide range of fields, including chemical manufacturing, petrochemical engineering and mining companies, environmental agencies, universities, forensic laboratories, hospitals, and toxicology laboratories.


Department

Which department am I in? Faculty of Science and Engineering


Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12.Completion of the Bang Tu tai or Bang Tot nghiep Pho thong Trung hoc (Vietnamese Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma) with at least 8.00 in the score for graduation evaluation, separate evidence of English competence is required. English Language Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58; Occupational English Test (OET) Grade B in listening, reading, writing and speaking; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 190, Overall score: 176; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 176, Overall score:169.


Entry Requirement For International Student

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12.
Other English Language Requirements:
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58; Occupational English Test (OET) Grade B in listening, reading, writing and speaking; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 190, Overall score: 176; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 176, Overall score:169.


Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Box Hill Institute


Full Time (3 years)

A$36,800.00 (US$ 28,785) per year

26 February 2018, 30 July 2018

Curtin University Bentley Campus, Kent Street, BENTLEY, Western Australia, 6102, PERTH, Australia