A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time l Part-time
Location: On campus


Course name: Master of Science (Chemistry)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 2 years
SATAC code: 2CM157
CRICOS code:


The Master of Science (Chemistry) is designed for students with a chemistry-rich background. The course builds on a student’s existing knowledge with research and professional skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in the systematic development of solutions to complex problems.

This course provides graduates with not only the practical and theoretical aspects of chemistry, but also an understanding on professional and ethical responsibilities and an awareness of social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of chemistry in a global community.

Projects and coursework have been designed to address topical concerns in industry and society preparing graduates for further enrolment in a research higher degree or employment in chemistry-related fields.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an approved bachelor degree or equivalent with a major in Chemistry or a closely related discipline from an approved tertiary institution.

The Faculty Board may under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

The Master of Science is not available to students who hold an Honours degree in the same discipline.

International students: Entry and English language requirements


Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.



International students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates: Semester 1 - 30 November of the year preceding admission
Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.


Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Master of Science (Chemistry)

Place type: Full fee paying

2018: $30,744
2018: $33,000
2019: $34,800


  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.