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What is Chemistry?

Chemistry looks at the world around us, to assess the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of materials.

Chemists develop cutting edge technologies to deliver solutions to societal challenges such as energy generation and storage, to service a growing population and demand; develop new drugs to aid society, and engage in many other beneficial research and development projects.
A career in chemistry can lead to a range of different paths including forensics, food chemistry, and the development of pharmaceuticals.

Chemistry as part of your Diploma

UNSW Diploma students learn the fundamentals required for their future studies in discipline-specific diploma courses that are equivalent to First Year undergraduate courses at UNSW Sydney.

The added support that diploma students receive will equip them with academic and English skills and ensure they are well prepared for their journey into Second Year at UNSW Sydney.

Chemistry Diploma Courses

View an example of the courses you will be studying in your First Year at UNSW Global below.

  • Mathematics 1A
  • Mathematics 1B
  • Higher Physics 1A or Physics 1A
  • Higher Physics 1B or Physics 1B
  • Chemistry A: Atoms, Molecules & Energy
  • Chemistry B: Elements, Compounds & Life
  • Design & Application of Materials in Science & Engineering
  • Communication & Academic Literacy

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