Chemistry is concerned with the properties of substances and materials from an atomic and molecular perspective. Most Chemistry papers involve approximately equal time spent in lectures and in laboratory work so that the theoretical and experimental aspects of the topics may be explored together.

Chemistry is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Climate Change (BCC), Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Science (Technology) (BSc(Tech)). Chemistry may also be taken as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Chemistry as a single major for the BCC, BSc and BSc(Tech), students must gain 135 points including CHEMY101, CHEMY102, CHEMY201, CHEMY202, CHEMY203, CHEMY204, and at least 45 points from CHEMY301, CHEMY302, CHEMY303 and CHEMY304.

To complete Chemistry as part of a double major for the BCC, BSc, BSc(Tech) or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points including CHEMY101, CHEMY102, CHEMY201, CHEMY202, CHEMY203, CHEMY204, and at least 30 points from CHEMY301, CHEMY302, CHEMY303 and CHEMY304.

To complete a minor in Chemistry, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Chemistry major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.

Note:

Students who commenced a major in Chemistry in 2017 or prior should contact the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science for programme advice.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Chemistry papers

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Code and paper title Points
CHEMY100 Chemistry in Context - Matū o te Ao right arrow

This paper covers a broad range of chemical concepts that are fundamental to the sciences and engineering. A strong emphasis is made to teach...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
CHEMY101 Structure and Spectroscopy - Tūramaramatia i ngā Hanganga right arrow

A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of analytical and inorganic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major.
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15 24A (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
CHEMY102 Chemical Reactivity - Tauhohehohe Matū right arrow

A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of physical and organic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major.
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15 24B (Hamilton)
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CHEMY201 Organic Chemistry right arrow

This paper covers aspects of organic chemistry including reaction mechanisms with carbanion and radical intermediates; mechanisms of reactions of...

15 24B (Hamilton)
CHEMY202 Physical Chemistry right arrow

This course covers aspects of physical chemistry including thermodynamics and phase equilibria; chemical kinetics; conductance and electrochemistry.

15 24B (Hamilton)
CHEMY203 Inorganic Chemistry right arrow

This paper covers aspects of inorganic chemistry including structure and reactivity of the main-group elements; point-group symmetry; molecular...

15 24A (Hamilton)
CHEMY204 Analytical Chemistry right arrow

This paper covers aspects of analytical chemistry including characterisation using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)

15 24A (Hamilton)
ENVSC202 Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry right arrow

This paper is a broad introduction into environmental chemistry and geochemistry including the formation of the elements, chemical evolution of...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
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CHEMY301 Advanced Organic Chemistry right arrow

This paper covers advanced aspects of organic chemistry including pericyclic reactions, natural product chemistry, medicinal chemistry and organic...

15 24A (Hamilton)
CHEMY302 Advanced Physical Chemistry right arrow

This course covers advanced aspects of physical chemistry including quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, statistical thermodynamics, and their...

15 24A (Hamilton)
CHEMY303 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry right arrow

This paper covers advanced aspects of inorganic chemistry including heavy transition elements; f-elements; organometallic chemistry of main group and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
CHEMY304 Advanced Analytical Chemistry right arrow

This paper covers advanced aspects of analytical chemistry including mass spectrometry, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS...

15 24B (Hamilton)
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BIOMO501 Biomolecular Structure and Cellular Pathways right arrow

This paper is an in-depth examination of biomolecular structure, function, and molecular metabolism using selected examples from the biochemistry...

15 24B (Hamilton)
CHEMY501 Green Chemistry right arrow

This paper covers concepts and practical applications in the important field of green chemistry.

15 24B (Hamilton)
CHEMY502 Materials Chemistry right arrow

This 15 point seminar style paper covers advanced topics in the area of inorganic materials chemistry, namely 1 and 2 dimensional solids and...

15 24A (Hamilton)
CHEMY503 Analytical Methodology right arrow

An advanced study of analytical methodology and instrumental techniques, this will investigate sample extraction techniques, and instrument choice...

15 24A (Hamilton)
CHEMY511 Organic Characterisation Techniques right arrow

Using a combination of lectures viewed online and instrumental work, students master the skills required to acquire NMR and mass spectra and...

15 24A (Hamilton)
CHEMY512 Chemical X-Ray Crystallography right arrow

Single crystal X-ray crystallography and electrospray mass spectrometry.

15 24B (Hamilton)
CHEMY592 Dissertation right arrow

A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.

60 24X (Hamilton)
CHEMY593 Chemistry Thesis right arrow

An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

90 24X (Hamilton)
CHEMY594 Chemistry Thesis right arrow

An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

120 24X (Hamilton)
SCIEN512 Data Analysis and Experimental Design right arrow

This paper covers aspects of research design for experiments, and methods for analysis of scientific data using modern statistical techniques.

15 24A (Hamilton)
SCIEN589 Directed Study right arrow

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24C (Hamilton) & 24C (Tauranga)
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CHEMY800 Chemistry MPhil Thesis right arrow

120 24X (Hamilton)
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CHEMY900 Chemistry PhD Thesis right arrow

120 24I (Hamilton) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 25 May 2024 01:00am