Honours Program - Chemistry

Major/Minor/Specialisation !BH-SCI-MAJ+1013 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Year and Campus: 2016


Dr Alessandro Soncini



Ms Andrea Oliver

School of Chemistry

Email: a.oliver@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 are required to have completed stream specific prerequisite.

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/fourth-year-programs-in-chemistry
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours)

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