Chemistry 1 (SCCHM1001)

The contents of this course focus on introductory level general and physical chemistry principles which in turn complements the topics covered in the subsequent course, SCCHM1002 in semester 2. On completion of SCCHM1001, students will have gained an understanding of atomic structure, how atoms and molecules interact with each other and how this affects their bonding, reactivity, 3D structure and physical properties. Understanding stoichiometry as well as intermolecular forces will be a focus of this course. A number of important topics such as thermodynamics, kinetics and equilibria, will be covered which will help to prepare students for a deeper exploration of chemistry in further courses. The concepts developed within lectures, workshops and tutorials are complemented through a laboratory program where students will have the opportunity to develop laboratory techniques and design their own experiments to solve a range of chemical problems.

For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 196kB).

Credit point 15
EFTSL 0.125
Band 2

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government and students pay a contribution amount. Each course of study (subject) is classified into a student contribution band, depending on the study area of the course (this discipline may be different from the study area of your program).

2024 contribution amount* - $1,118
2024 contribution amount - continuing student who commenced before 1 Jan 2021* - $1,118

* for Clinical Psychology (Clin Psych) & Professional Pathways (Prof Path) bands the contribution amount is determined by accredited program. Students in Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work accredited programs should visit our CSP page for further information.

Note: The Job-ready Graduates Package introduced new funding clusters and contribution amounts from the 2021 academic year. If you are a continuing student who commenced before 1 January 2021 studying course in disciplines with increased contribution amounts, you will continue paying the same amount (indexed each year) as you would have. For further information visit the Australia Government's Study Assist website.

Domestic Full Fee-paying

These places are offered for postgraduate studies or to CSP ineligible students and tuition fees are not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic postgraduate tuition fees are program-based annual fees and the course (subject) fee you pay will vary according to the degree you are studying. To find out more about domestic tuition fees and view the relevant fee schedule visit our fees website.

International Full Fee-paying

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Semester census dates

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