Honours Program - Chemistry

Major/Minor/Specialisation !BH-SCI-MAJ+1013 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Year and Campus: 2014


Associate Professor Craig Hutton
School of Chemistry


Miss Vicki Burley
School of Chemistry
Email: vickib@unimelb.edu.au
Telephone: 03 8344 6495

For course enquiries about the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) in Chemistry, please contact:

Melbourne Graduate School of Science
Level 2, David Caro Building

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Email: 13MELB@unimelb.edu.au


Honours in Chemistry is a one-year program designed to extend students' knowledge and skills through a supervised research project together with advanced coursework in chemistry.

Admission requirements

In addition to satisfying the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) entry requirements, students entering the Chemistry honours program need to have completed a major in chemistry with at least an H3 (65%). Applications from science graduates who do not formally have a chemistry major, BBiomedSc students, and applicants from other courses and institutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Honours coordinator.

Honours in Chemistry is available as start of year intake and mid year intake.

Learning Outcomes:

The Honours program in Chemistry is designed to:

  • increase the student's knowledge and understanding of chemical science;
  • develop the process and practice of chemical research;
  • encourage the development of individual investigative skills, critical thought and the ability to evaluate information and to analyse experimental data;
  • promote the acquisition of experimental or theoretical skills in areas currently relevant to one of the research groups in the School of Chemistry;
  • improve oral and written communication skills; and
  • ensure that students receive essential training in laboratory safety procedures.
Structure & Available Subjects:

Students must complete 62.5 points of research.

Students must complete 37.5 points of coursework.

Subject Options:

Research component

Students enrol in a total of 62.5 points of research project across the duration of the Honours program. This is achieved by enrolling in a combination of the following subjects in appropriate semesters to achieve a total 62.5 credit points.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2

Coursework component

Students enrol in the following 3 x 12.5 point coursework subjects:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Links to further information: http://www.chemistry.unimelb.edu.au/students/postgrad.html
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours)

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