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Bachelor of Science (Honours) Major Chemistry

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Major Chemistry (BSCH)
CRICOS: 043510M

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul

Overview

  • Building on your undergraduate studies in Chemistry, the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Chemistry) will give you the opportunity to increase your knowledge through research. You will conduct, and report on, a research project under the supervision of a staff member with the appropriate expertise.
  • The Honours program will give you an appreciation of the professional standards required of the practising scientist, and the ethical challenges presented by modern science and technology.
  • You will also participate in research teams, be introduced to advanced experimental and literature research methods, and have opportunities to make contact with the wider scientific community in the local region, elsewhere in Australia and overseas.

Further study

Successful completion of honours will qualify you for entry into postgraduate programs, including masters and PhD studies.

 

Career outcomes

Graduates with qualifications in Chemistry, dependent on their skill sets, can often pursue careers such as:

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chemistry Teacher
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Geochemist
  • Hazardous Waste Chemist or Materials Scientist, amongst other professions.

Entry requirements

Starting uni in 2021?

If you want to start your studies in 2021, the format of subject pre-requisites will change slightly from previous years. ATAR will also replace OP for Queensland students who graduate from high school from 2020. Find out more about these changes to ensure you are prepared to apply.

Pre-requisites

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent
  • 3-year degree or equivalent in the area of Honours study from a recognised institution, with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (credit)
  • Candidates must have both supervisory and honours committee approval prior to enrolment.
Satisfaction of admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
1 x major 8
Total 8

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 34800

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 043510M

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021.

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