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Chemistry

Undergraduate Double Degree Major

MDDU-CHEMS

Major
Chemistry Double Degree Major (BSc/BA, BSc/BCom)
Admission criteria
Minimum ATAR 75
Credit
450

Outline

This Chemistry double degree major provides a body of knowledge in chemistry and a range of skills necessary for a career in a modern analytical or industrial laboratory.

Chemistry

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You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

Students will gain practical experience in the state-of-the-art undergraduate teaching laboratories as part of the Resources and Chemistry Precinct. Work-based learning may be taken as an elective unit.

This course sits within the double degree combination of Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts, and also the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Commerce. Applicants have the choice of which double degree combination they would like to study.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

Student profile

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Career information

  • Forensic scientist
  • Geochemist
  • Material scientist
  • Medicinal chemist
  • Synthetic chemist

What you'll learn

  • apply chemistry knowledge, principles and concepts
  • apply critical, creative and reflective thinking to chemistry problems
  • access, evaluate and synthesise information relating to chemistry
  • effectively communicate chemistry ideas and concepts
  • use a range of technologies to collect and analyse data with appropriate regard to uncertainties
  • work as responsible, self-directed and motivated learners
  • apply internationally accepted scientific conventions, standards and protocols
  • demonstrate respect for cultural diversity in professional life
  • work safely, effectively and ethically in a multi-faceted scientific environment

Admission criteria

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing6.0
Speaking6.0
Reading6.0
Listening6.0
Overall band score6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

I’ve gone to university before

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Not all Curtin courses accept course switchers from other institutions.

    Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

    Curtin course switcher criteria

    • attained an ATAR of 75; or
    • completed 100 credits with a semester weighted average (SWA) of 60% or higher; and
    • met the prerequisites.

    The Math Applications prerequisite can be met with:

    • Math Applications ATAR; or
    • MATH1013 Introductory Mathematics; or higher

    The Chemistry ATAR, can be met with 

    • CHEM1003 Introduction to Chemistry; AND
    • CHEM1005 Intro to Biological Chemistry

    Advanced standing

    At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

    You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

    If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

    A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

    CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

    Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

    Email: crl@curtin.edu.au

    Tel: 1300 222 888

    CRL search

    Fees & charges

    Please view the degree for indicative fees.

    How to apply

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    • Curtin course code: MDDU-CHEMS
    • Last updated on: June 4, 2021