AU$38,400 (2024 annual)
Chemistry is known as the central science that connects all other science areas.
Whether looking at climate change, harnessing renewable energy sources, investigating next-gen nanotechnology or discovering medical breakthroughs, chemistry is vital in understanding and developing technologies of the future. This major explores chemical structures, the composition of organic compounds and the biomedical applications of chemistry.
Students will study across materials science, organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry. Build strong research and laboratory skills, preparing for careers that require skills and knowledge related to analysis of substances at the molecular level and exploring chemical structures.
The Chemistry major strengthens hard skills in the laboratory science field, building on specific chemical and materials analysis training which include chemical analysis, laboratory science, data analysis and materials science. Key soft skills include teamwork, research, critical thinking and organisation.
With the Bachelor of Science at RMIT you will enjoy a cross-disciplinary, flexible and personalised degree that allows you to pursue a range of diverse interest areas across business. You will gain practical real-world experience throughout your degree.
Undertake in-depth study in chemistry, complemented with a choice of majors and minors.
Apply your learnings to a wide range of areas, to solve emerging global challenges.
Build strong research and laboratory skills, as well as critical thinking and teamwork.
RMIT’s Bachelor of Science will equip you with the expertise, experience and professional skills to have a successful career as a scientist.
With the practical, research and soft skills developed and gained through your study in this degree, you can go on to work or undertake further study in a range of areas.
Potential careers for graduates of the Bachelor of Science who choose to major in chemistry include:
If you choose to major in chemistry with the Bachelor of Science, the following guide will help you to understand what your subject plan will look like.
You will undertake eight courses focusing on:
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This combination of knowledge and skills will prepare you for the complexities of the modern science landscape and equip you to make a meaningful impact in your chosen career path.
The following majors (8 subjects per major) allow for a double major with chemistry to be undertaken:
This is just one of the 8 majors that you can choose from. Visit the Bachelor of Science course page to find full course information, explore your study options, and get details on entry requirements, pathways, fees, plan structure and more.
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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.