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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

  • 17% international / 83% domestic

Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours) (Chemistry)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Our chemistry degree is known and respected. Study analytical, physical, organic and inorganic chemistry with a focus on nanotechnology, analytical chemistry and spectroscopy.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Duration
4 years full-time
Course Code
ST20, 102820D
Intake Months
Feb

About this course

  • Designed for high-achieving students interested in a career in science research.
  • Bypass general science units to get straight into Chemistry.
  • Immerse yourself in real-world research from your first year - with authentic research environments and projects.
  • Study alongside other high-achieving students, with leading QUT researchers in the labs and facilities.
  • Specialised quantitative mathematics minor to build analytical skills needed to underpin your scientific research.

What you will learn

In this new, embedded honours specialised course, you can expect to study alongside a small cohort of high-achieving fellow science enthusiasts for four years. You'll be immersed in real-world research from your first year in authentic research environments, with leading QUT researchers and projects.

QUT's chemistry degree is known and respected. Many employers prefer QUT graduates, especially those with an analytical chemistry minor because of their advanced technical skills and training in modern instrumentation and scientific communication. You will undertake comprehensive laboratory work in this course.

Career pathways

Careers and outcomes

As a graduate of Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours), you will be an emerging research scientist, having played a significant role in designing, planning and executing an independent research project at the forefront of science and technology. Possessing advanced knowledge and skills in scientific research and analysis methods, you will have experience in applying these skills to design experiments and solve complex real-world problems. High-level communication skills will ensure you can present knowledge and ideas clearly and effectively, in both oral and written forms, to diverse audiences. You will be a critical thinker, able to apply judgement, to develop new understanding, to consolidate and synthesise new knowledge, and to adapt readily to different contexts.

These transferable skills will make you a highly valued as a STEM professional and are applicable across multiple industries. Those skills, together with your depth of knowledge in your specialist study area, will provide a myriad of employment opportunities, including:

  • Environmental chemist
  • Industrial chemist
  • Materials scientist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Researcher
  • Laboratory manager
Professional recognition

Graduates completing the chemistry major with the chemistry for industry second major are eligible for membership of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

Research pathways

This honours-level qualification has a strong focus on research pathways in STEM and provides you with a more specialised degree, for a particular science discipline. As a graduate, you will be ideally prepared to enter a PhD program.

Possible careers
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Biochemist
  • Chemical Technologist
  • Chemist
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Forensic Chemist
  • Industrial Chemist
  • Inventor
  • Laboratory Technician (Chemistry)
  • Research and Development Chemist