This program recognises the importance of chemistry in our environment and provides a framework for intellectual inquiry and a means of improving people’s lives. The Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) course has been designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and understanding to take part in scientific investigation and be able to solve current chemical problems.
Mid-Year Information Day
The Mid-Year Information Day is a great opportunity to speak one-on-one with our academics and advisors about the huge range of courses on offer, receive admissions assistance, and even apply on the day with help close by if you need it. You will be able to tour the campus and facilities with current students, experience campus life and speak with a range of student services.
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Chemistry at Western
The chemistry program provides a strong background in the key topic areas of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Graduates will develop skills applicable in contemporary chemical research and industry as well as related fields in the environment, health and medical sciences and pharmaceutical industry.
The course has a strong emphasis on practical laboratory skills as well as the theoretical aspects of modern chemistry.
This program recognises the importance of chemistry in industry and our environment and provides a framework for intellectual inquiry and a means of helping improve people's lives. The Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) at Western Sydney University also provides a strong background in the key topic areas of contemporary chemistry, including aspects of chemistry theory, practical laboratory skills and applications in contemporary research, industry and the environment.
A research project is available to students in the final year of the degree.
This degree is accredited by The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).
Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
This major will equip students with knowledge and skills in fundamental biology and chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology to allow students to enter industrial or research-based employment in this area (biotech companies, pathology, quality assurance, university and hospital labs and scientific sales, government policy analysis). As this area has expanding knowledge and technologies, outcomes also include the ability to read, critique and evaluate emerging research with the view to becoming a life-long learner in the field. The outcomes of this major would support honours or masters level research in this area.
The major in General Biology gives students a broad training in biology, with the opportunity to select a program that ranges across the scale from macro- to micro- to molecular level processes. Completion of the major meets the requirements for secondary school biology teaching (post-graduate study is required to qualify as a teacher).
Microorganisms impact on all aspects of our lives. A major in microbiology will equip students with the skills and knowledge of microbiology and molecular microbiology relevant to employment in research laboratories and industries including biotechnology companies, medical and environmental laboratories, food, wine and pharmaceutical companies, quality assurance and scientific sales. The major, which includes the study of bacteria, fungi, protists and viruses and their roles in medicine, industry and the environment, will also provide a foundation for research at Honours and postgraduate levels.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $29,040*
Delivery: On campus
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Our program allows you to determine your career pathway, with the ability to work in areas such as:
- Scientific sales
- Pharmaceuticals and cosmetics
- Chemical and plastics
- Quality control laboratories
The advances and discoveries made by biochemists have improved human health and saved lives. DNA testing, insulin treatments, prenatal diagnosis of genetic conditions and improvements in agriculture are all the result of work by biochemists.
Research Scientists plan and carry out experiments, analyse results and data, present your findings in scientific journals, carry out fieldwork, develop new products or apply new discoveries, test materials and teach and lecture.
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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.