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Diploma in Science

An understanding of chemistry provides a foundation for fields such as education, technology and our environment.

Study a minor in chemistry to learn the fundamentals of general, physical, organic and inorganic chemistry. 

You will develop your problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking capabilities which are essential skills for future work.

Fundamental knowledge and skills in chemistry through a minor will lead to a diverse range of career opportunities across science, education and government.


1 in Queensland for chemistry

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:

  • Environmental and science communicator
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Product manager
  • Pharmaceutical marketing officer
  • Technical sales representative

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.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory work

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Biology
  • Experimental Chemistry
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Determination of Molecular Structure
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry
  • Advanced Experimental Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Nanomaterials and Self-Assembled Systems

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