Bachelor of Science (Chemical Sciences)

Flinders University

Entry Requirements

Flinders University recognises international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs.

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing;
  • TOEFL iBT: 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 21 Writing;
  • Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing;
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced: 169 Overall with 169 Writing, 169 Speaking;
  • Occupational English Test (OET): 300 Speaking, 300 Writing; Duolingo (Up to and including Semester 2, 2024): Overall 95-100

Course Details

Gain a broad-based foundation in chemistry and acquire extensive knowledge in the area. You will learn to understand and apply chemical principles to solve problems, master lab techniques and equipment, undertake chemistry research, communicate your findings, and develop an understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of chemistry and its role in society.

What you will study

First year

A typical first year may include:

  • core topics in chemical structure and bonding, and modern chemistry
  • topics in earth and environmental sciences, and marine sciences, or the evolution of biological diversity, and the molecular basis of life
  • a mathematics topic.

Second year

A typical second year may include:

  • core topics in chemical reactivity, organic reactions, spectroscopy and data analysis, and separation science.

Third year

A typical third year may include:

  • core topics in applied spectroscopy and electrochemistry, inorganic and organometallic chemistry, organic synthesis and mechanism, and an introduction to polymer science.

Honours year

A typical honours year may include:

  • a major chemical sciences research thesis allowing high-performing students to progress to a higher degree by research
  • further development of professional skills, particularly those relevant to research and development.

Your career

Your degree is the first step towards a range of employment opportunities.

Potential occupations include:

  • analytical chemist
  • assistant formulation chemist
  • graduate chemist
  • graduate quality control chemist
  • laboratory metallurgical technician.

Potential employers include:

  • wine and food companies
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • mining industry
  • petrochemical and petroleum industries
  • automotive industry
  • research and analytical laboratories

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Level of Study: Bachelor Degree

Duration: 3 years

CRICOS Course Code: 089663C

English Requirements: IELTS Score UG 6

Annual Tuition: AUD$40,200.00

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