Chemistry, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T026

Previous Code:  MT3027.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs: Yes, however the following restrictions apply. 

This testamur major is available as an elective major for Bachelor of Medical Science students only.

Chemistry knowledge underpins all aspects of our modern society. Chemists can use an understanding of chemical structures and processes to adapt, control and manipulate systems involved in energy production, food safety, forensics, biomedical technology, and ecosystem. Indeed, there is not an area of our society that has not been impacted by chemical knowledge. At WSU we teach the theoretical and practical aspects of chemical sciences covering the sub-disciplines of physical, analytical, inorganic and organic chemistries. We have a particular focus on contemporary spectroscopy and separation methods that are required to solve big-picture problems in all areas of scientific discovery. Our graduates have opportunities to be closely mentored by experienced academics. We aim to produce scientists who are confident and self-directed, having gained independence in scientific discovery through an integrated theoretical and practical teaching programme that seeks to solve problems relating to societal needs.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal Dr Narsimha Reddy
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Dr Narsimha Reddy

Recommended Sequence

Select the link for your program below to see details of the major

Bachelor of Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Science with a major in Chemistry requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
NATS 1019 Scientific Literacy 10
BIOS 1001 Biodiversity 10
CHEM 1008 Introductory Chemistry 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CHEM 1005 Essential Chemistry 2 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics 1A  
Quantitative Thinking  
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
CHEM 2001 Analytical Chemistry 10
CHEM 2008 Organic Chemistry 10
CHEM 2006 Inorganic Chemistry 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CHEM 2010 Physical Chemistry 10
CHEM 3003 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 10
Select one of the following: 10
Work Internship for Science Professionals  
Complex Case Studies in Science  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
CHEM 3005 Advanced Physical Chemistry 10
CHEM 3004 Advanced Organic Chemistry 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 3027 Laboratory Quality Management 10
CHEM 3001 Advanced Analytical Chemistry 10
NATS 3039 Science Research Project 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)

Qualification for the Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary) with a major in Chemistry requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
NATS 1019 Scientific Literacy 10
BIOS 1001 Biodiversity 10
CHEM 1008 Introductory Chemistry 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CHEM 1005 Essential Chemistry 2 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics 1A  
Quantitative Thinking  
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
CHEM 2001 Analytical Chemistry 10
CHEM 2008 Organic Chemistry 10
CHEM 2006 Inorganic Chemistry 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CHEM 2010 Physical Chemistry 10
CHEM 3003 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 10
Select one of the following: 10
Work Internship for Science Professionals  
Complex Case Studies in Science  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
CHEM 3005 Advanced Physical Chemistry 10
CHEM 3004 Advanced Organic Chemistry 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 3027 Laboratory Quality Management 10
CHEM 3001 Advanced Analytical Chemistry 10
NATS 3039 Science Research Project 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

In addition, all students must complete the mandatory 40 credit point minor in Education Studies.

Education Studies, Minor

Students must meet this requirement by choosing the subjects from the minor in Education Studies as electives within their Bachelor of Science program.

Bachelor of Advanced Science

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
NATS 1019 Scientific Literacy 10
BIOS 1001 Biodiversity 10
CHEM 1008 Introductory Chemistry 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CHEM 1005 Essential Chemistry 2 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics 1A  
Quantitative Thinking  
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
CHEM 2001 Analytical Chemistry 10
CHEM 2008 Organic Chemistry 10
CHEM 2006 Inorganic Chemistry 10
NATS 2001 Advanced Science Project A 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CHEM 2010 Physical Chemistry 10
CHEM 3003 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 10
NATS 2002 Advanced Science Project B 10
Select one of the following: 10
Work Internship for Science Professionals  
Complex Case Studies in Science  
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
CHEM 3005 Advanced Physical Chemistry 10
CHEM 3004 Advanced Organic Chemistry 10
NATS 3043 Advanced Science Research Project C 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 3027 Laboratory Quality Management 10
CHEM 3001 Advanced Analytical Chemistry 10
NATS 3039 Science Research Project 10
NATS 3043 Advanced Science Research Project C 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Advanced Science with a major in Chemistry requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 250 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
Year 1: College Subjects  
Standard 3-term year  
Preparatory subject  
CHEM 0001 Chemistry (WSTC Prep) 10
Eight universit-level subjects comprising the following six subjects:  
BIOS 1003 Biodiversity (WSTC) 10
BIOS 1014 Cell Biology (WSTC) 10
CHEM 1006 Essential Chemistry 2 (WSTC) 10
CHEM 1009 Introductory Chemistry (WSTC) 10
MATH 1027 Quantitative Thinking (WSTC) 10
NATS 1020 Scientific Literacy (WSTC) 10
And two subjects from the following (depending on the testamur major chosen)  
NATS 1002 Concepts in Human Anatomy (WSTC) 10
NATS 1021 Concepts in Human Physiology (WSTC) 10
ENVL 1003 Environmental Issues and Solutions (WSTC) 10
PROC 1003 Food Science 1 (WSTC) 10
BIOS 1023 Introduction to Human Biology (WSTC) 10
BIOS 1034 Management of Aquatic Environments (WSTC) 10
AGEN 1002 Water Quality Assessment and Management (WSTC) 10
 Credit Points140
Year 2
Autumn session
CHEM 2001 Analytical Chemistry 10
CHEM 2008 Organic Chemistry 10
CHEM 2006 Inorganic Chemistry 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CHEM 2010 Physical Chemistry 10
CHEM 3003 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 10
Select one of the following: 10
Work Internship for Science Professionals  
Complex Case Studies in Science  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
CHEM 3005 Advanced Physical Chemistry 10
CHEM 3004 Advanced Organic Chemistry 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 3027 Laboratory Quality Management 10
CHEM 3001 Advanced Analytical Chemistry 10
NATS 3039 Science Research Project 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points300