Chemistry is an enabling science that provides a foundation for fields such as education, technology and the environment.
You’ll learn the fundamentals of general, physical, organic and inorganic chemistry and specialise in areas such as:
synthetic chemistry, where you explore the synthesis of complex molecules used in drugs, explosives, paints and cosmetics
computational chemistry, involving the use of advanced theoretical calculations and high-power supercomputers to understand and predict the structures and reactivities of molecules and short-lived intermediate species
nanoscience, to explore the processes of self-assembly enabling the controlled arrangement of atoms and molecules and the chemistry at interfaces
medicinal chemistry, to explore molecular design and the modification of compound properties to enhance pharmaceutical applications as evaluated through bioassays.
All of these areas involve access to advanced instrumental techniques and the development of skills that employers value.
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Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to: