Students should ensure they review the Course Structure information provided on the Course Details page for their Bachelor’s Degree. It is essential that students complete any Foundation units identified in that information at the earliest available opportunity in their studies. For those degrees which do not identify any Foundation Units, the necessary fundamental knowledge is incorporated within each degree specific major in your course. Where Foundation units are identified, they are essential and are chosen to provide fundamental knowledge which will assist you throughout the remainder of your studies. In some cases these foundation units are also essential prerequisites to enable you to undertake required units within your chosen majors, so these units should always be completed as early as possible in your course.
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Bachelor of Chemistry (BP027)The focus of the Bachelor of Chemistry is understanding and describing the structure, properties and transformations of matter. Chemistry is often called the central science because it is used by many scientists as part of their vocation. Chemistry is embedded in virtually all areas of modern science and technology, especially multi-disciplinary areas such as molecular genetics, molecular biology, geology, mineral chemistry, biochemistry, nanotechnology, medicinal chemistry, drug design and development, as well as green chemistry and analytical chemistry. Quality education in Chemistry from UWA will equip you with attributes that are highly valued and sought after by a diverse range of employers around the globe. This degree is for students who are passionate about chemistry and would like to mainly concentrate on this area of science. Students will learn the theory behind, and the laboratory skills in, all disciplines of chemistry, enabling future study and employment possibilities in any of the synthetic, physical and/or analytical chemistry disciplines. The Bachelor of Chemistry provides the skills and knowledge necessary to make a real contribution toward solving global challenges in areas such as climate change, health, food security and emerging technologies. Additionally, you will acquire essential advanced communication and research skills. Choosing the Bachelor of Chemistry will also allow you to progress to Honours and postgraduate studies in Chemistry.
- Award abbreviation
- Course type
- bachelor's course
- current / 2022
- Intake periods
- beginning of year and mid-year
- Administered by
- Molecular Sciences
- 144 points comprising 24 six-point units. Students normally take eight units each year, four in each semester.
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Attendance type
- Full- or part-time
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP; or postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Majors available
- Visit the fees calculator.
2. The Glossary provides an explanation of the terms used in these rules.
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
3.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials, Communication and Research Skills And Indigenous Studies Essentials module
4.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in an undergraduate degree course of the University for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module), Communication and Research Skills (the CARS module) and Indigenous Studies Essentials (the ISE module) in the teaching period in which they are first enrolled.
(2) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.
English Language competency requirements
5. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
6.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) achieved an ATAR of at least 80, or equivalent as recognised by UWA; and meet the additional requirements stated at (2) below
(2) A scaled mark of at least 50% in Mathematics Methods ATAR or equivalent or higher; or a scaled mark of at least 50% in Mathematics Applications ATAR or equivalent with an additional mathematics unit; or two additional mathematics units; and
Admission ranking and selection
(2) Students may choose to undertake an additional major and/or up to two minors from any undergraduate degree, provided the student will be able to complete all nominated majors and minors within 144 credit points.
10.(1) To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
(2) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module, the CARS module or the ISE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress.
(d) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 10(2) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to make satisfactory progress under Rule 10(1).