Unit set code: NMICHE | Study level: Undergraduate | Unit set type: Discipline Minor
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This minor in Chemistry will introduce you to the principles and practices of modern chemistry. Building upon the fundamental principles of chemistry which are introduced in the first year units, Analytical Methods 1 and Organic Synthesis introduce students to instrumental analytical chemistry and the theoretical and practical aspects of synthetic organic chemistry. These units provide basic training in the preparation, purification and characterisation of organic compounds and their complimentary modern spectroscopic, chromatographic and spectrometric methods of analysis.

For students interested in teaching chemistry, taking the four (4) units in this minor adequately prepares students to deliver units 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the VCE chemistry curriculum.

Unit set structure

For a minor study, students must complete 48 credit points of study, comprising of:

  • 48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units) of specialist studies.
What is a unit?

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Most courses have compulsory 'core' units, as well as optional units.


'Credit points' are the value that each unit contributes towards your course.
Most units at VU are worth 12 credit points. You will need to complete the required course credit points to graduate.

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