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Field of Study


Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Be prepared for the future of chemistry and all it entails with this forward-thinking major. You'll learn about synthetic and polymer chemistry, computational and surface chemistry, and how they apply in our ever-changing world.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner. You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

This program is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute for the educational relevance of its chemistry content.


1 in Queensland for materials science

QS World University Rankings 2021

1 in Queensland for natural sciences

QS World University Rankings 2021

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Senior project chemist
  • Analytical chemist
  • Chemistry technician
  • Quality control chemist
  • Research scientist
  • Analytical biochemist
  • Chemical process engineer
  • Environmental and science communicator
  • Toxicologist
  • Environment consultant

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work

What you'll study

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