Undergraduate Degrees and Programs
Chemistry is one of the central sciences. The study of Chemistry will appeal to those with an inquiring, analytical mind and good powers of observation. These skills are developed during our degree programs and make our Chemistry graduates sought after in areas of management, law and finance, as well as research and development, manufacturing and processing, and chemical analysis laboratory positions. A science degree with a major in Chemistry opens up a wealth of career opportunities. The picture on the right shows our new air-conditioned first year laboratory with state of the art fumehoods, audio-visual displays, and safety systems.
Studying Chemistry at UNSW
Students interested in studying for a degree in Chemistry have a number of options:
Descriptions of the chemistry courses offered both to chemistry majors and to students from other degree programs are available on this site. Timetable information is also provided for all courses offered by the School of Chemistry. Undergraduate scholarships are offered by the University and by the School of Chemistry. Summer vacation scholarships are also available.
Current and prospective students (including transfer students from other programs or institutions) can obtain individual advice from the Student Centre, Room 105, Dalton building; Tel. (02) 9385 4666, Fax. (02) 9385 6141, e-mail: email@example.com.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Honours students carry out a major research project in their final year. The third-year Project Laboratory course also allows undergraduates to obtain research experience with a small-scale project. Summer scholarships are also offered during the December - February vacation for 2nd and 3rd year students to obtain research experience in the School of Chemistry.
The School of Chemistry offers high quality laboratory teaching to all undergraduate students. The School's Gibson computer laboratory provides self-paced computer-aided learning and multimedia resources for chemistry students. Much of the software available in the computer laboratory is written in the School to supplement other teaching methods. For example there are pre- and post-laboratory exercises for all first year courses. In some courses the computers are used for regular assessment of students' progress. Other software, for example specialised spectroscopic programs for the simulation and analysis of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and infra-red spectra, together with graphing and spreadsheet programs are available. The laboratory is staffed by tutors who are available to assist all chemistry students.
Students of Chemistry Society
The Students of Chemistry Society (SOCS), whose membership includes all chemistry students, organises social and sporting events throughout the year.