Undergraduates

Curriculum for Matriculation Year 2020 or Later

BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry with Second Major in Environmental Science

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Curriculum Overview

Course Type AU Remarks
Core Courses 60 51 AU of lectures and lab courses on Chemistry; 9 AU of Mathematics and Physics courses.
Final Year Project / Professional Internship 10 Taken in Year 4.
A grade of A- or better in the Final Year Project is required to be eligible for Honours (Highest Distinction).
Prescribed Electives 12 Usually taken in Year 4.
General Education Requirements (GER) Core Courses 18 Click here for the list of GER Core Courses
GER Prescribed Electives ​6 3 AU of GER-PE (BM), 3 AU of GER-PRE (LA)​​
Second Major Courses 30 AU 21 AU of required courses, and a choice of three additional Earth Sciences or Environmental Management courses.
Unrestricted Electives 9 AU Can take UEs offered by any School.
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Total 145 AU

Core Courses

Year Course AU
1 CM1021 - Basic Inorganic Chemistry with Laboratory 4 AU
CM1031 - Basic Organic Chemistry with Laboratory 4 AU
CM1041 - Basic Physical Chemistry with Laboratory 4 AU
CM1051 - Basic Biological Chemistry 3 AU
MH1802 - Calculus for the Sciences 4 AU
MH1804 - Mathematics for Chemistry​ ​2 AU
​PH1801 - Foundations of Physics I 3​ AU
HW0001 - English Proficiency
(for students who have not passed or been exempted from the Qualifying English Test)
0 AU
2 CM2011 - Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 3 AU
CM2021 - Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry 3 AU
CM2031 - Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry 3 AU
CM2041 - Physical and Biophysical Chemistry 1 3 AU
CM2061 - Chemistry & Biological Chemistry Laboratory 1 3 AU
CM2062 - Chemistry & Biological Chemistry Laboratory 2 3 AU
3 CM3011 - Chemical Spectroscopy and Applications 3 AU
CM3021 - Organometallic Chemistry 3 AU
CM3031 - Organic Reaction Mechanisms and Synthesis 3 AU
CM3041 - Physical and Biophysical Chemistry 2 3 AU
CM3061 - Chemistry & Biological Chemistry Laboratory 3 3 AU
CM3062 - Chemistry & Biological Chemistry Laboratory 4 3 AU
4 CM4080 Honours Project 1 or CM4081 Professional Internship 10 AU

Major Prescribed Electives

Course AU
CM4011 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry 3 AU
CM4012 - Structural Determination 3 AU
​CM4013 - Current Topics in Analytical Chemistry ​3 AU
​CM4014 - Nanoscience and Nanotechnology ​3 AU
CM4016 - Pharmaceutical Chemistry ​3 AU
CM4017 - Biomedical Imaging and Sensing​ 3 AU
CM4031 - Asymmetric Synthesis 3 AU
CM4032 - Current Topics in Synthetic Organic Chemistry 3 AU
CM4041 - Quantum Chemistry & Statistical Thermodynamics 3 AU
CM4042 - Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics 3 AU
CM4021 - Current Topics in Inorganic Chemistry 3 AU
CM4051 - Advanced Bioorganic Chemistry 3 AU
CM4043 - Molecular Modelling : Principles and Applications 3 AU
CM4033 - Metal Mediated Reactions 3 AU

Second Major Courses

Required Second Major Courses

Course AU
ES1001 - E2S2 Environment and Society 4 AU
ES1007 - Climate Chang​e 4 AU
​ES2003 - E2S2 Biosphere ​4 AU
​ES8001 - Natural Hazards, Climate Change and Society ​3 AU
​ES8005 - Environmental Earth Systems Science ​3 AU
ES8006 - Environmental Sustainability 3 AU

Elective Second Major Courses

Choose 3 courses from the following list:

Course AU
ES1001 - E2S2 Environment and Society 4 AU
EM9101 - Environmental Quality 3 AU
EM9104 - Air Quality Management ​3 AU
EM9105 - Energy Resources Management ​3 AU
EM9106 - Environmental Impact Assessment ​3 AU
EM9107 - Environmental Health and Safety Management 3 AU

Other Suggested Courses

The following courses are offered during the Special Sessions:

Course AU
CM9071 - First Undergraduate Research Experience in Chemistry & Biological Chemistry 4 AU
CM9072 - Second Undergraduate Research Experience in Chemistry & Biological Chemistry 4 AU
CM9073 - Third Undergraduate Research Experience in Chemistry & Biological Chemistry 4 AU
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