Be prepared to take part in a process of inquiry, by both contributing to it and by using scientific knowledge to solve current problems.
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Science at Western
This industry-relevant science program provides a strong background in the key topic areas of contemporary chemistry, including aspects of chemical theory in analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, with a strong emphasis on practical laboratory skills, and applications in contemporary research, industry and the environment.
Students not only gain traditional chemistry knowledge and lab skills, but also industry-relevant skills including communication, presentation and leadership.
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As a science graduate in chemistry, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Analyst/scientist in environment, mining or manufacturing industries; and earth or forensic sciences
- Health or food industries, quality control and assurance
- Research and development
- Scientific and technical sales
- Consumer affairs
- Secondary teaching (with further study)
Research Scientists plan and carry out experiments, analyse results and data, carry out fieldwork, develop new products or apply new discoveries and teach at universities.
As a Forensic Scientist you'll provide impartial scientific evidence for use in courts of law to support the prosecution or defence in criminal and civil investigations.
With further study, you can become a Secondary School Teacher. You will teach one or more subjects and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.