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Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Chemical Sciences)

Explore the science central to all other sciences.

Gain a broad-based foundation in chemistry and enables you to acquire extensive knowledge in the area. You will learn to understand and apply chemical principles to solve problems, master lab techniques and equipment, undertake chemistry research, communicate your findings, and develop an understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of chemistry and its role in society.

Quick Facts

Duration: 4 years full-time
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $36,500
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
Prerequisites: None
Assumed knowledge: None
IELTS total:
Pearson overall score: 50
CRICOS code: 089670D
Delivery mode: On campus: Bedford Park

Why study Chemical Sciences at Flinders

  • Understand and apply chemical principles to solve problems
  • Master the various laboratory techniques and instrumentation used in diverse chemical fields
  • Present information about chemistry in a scientific manner, including communicating effectively with a variety of audiences
  • Apply chemistry research and knowledge to solve problems or form hypotheses
  • Appreciate the multidisciplinary aspect of the discipline of chemistry and engage positively with people and ideas beyond the discipline

Practical experience

The degree provides you with practical experience that prepares you for the workplace through a professional placement in your final year.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


Your degree is the first step towards a range of employment opportunities.

Potential occupations include:

  • analytical chemist
  • assistant formulation chemist
  • graduate chemist
  • graduate quality control chemist
  • laboratory metallurgical technician.

Potential employers include:

  • wine and food companies
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • mining industry
  • petrochemical and petroleum industries
  • automotive industry
  • research and analytical laboratories.

Professional accreditation/recognition

The degree is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Incorporated.