¿Qué aprenderé?

A Bachelor of Science (BSc) is about understanding and improving the natural world through observation, experimentation, modelling, and calculation. The Bachelor of Science requires a minimum total of 360 points:

  • a compulsory 15-point Science course
  • a minimum of 255 points of Science courses
  • the remaining 90 points can be from either Science courses or courses from other degrees.

At least 225 points must be from courses above 100-level, with at least 90 points at 300-level.

Double degrees

Many students combine the study of a BSc with another degree.

Conjoint degrees

Students can study the Conjoint Bachelor of Product Design and Science or the Conjoint Bachelor of Commerce and Science, which requires 60 points less than a double degree and will be completed in four years in an intensive format.

Chemistry Major

Chemistry is the central science. It deals with the composition, structure and behaviour of the atoms and molecules that make up all forms of matter. Understanding the world at an atomic level is essential to all areas of science. Chemistry interlinks and contributes to medicine, geology, materials science, molecular physics, biology and astronomy.

Its central role in science is emphasised by the fact that Chemistry merges with Biological Sciences (the field of biochemistry) at one extreme and with Physics (physical chemistry and chemical physics) at the other.

Chemistry propels advances in modern society and has an important role to play in solving major global challenges such as energy sustainability, food supply, health and the environment. Every day we utilise products developed by experimental chemists such as plastics, fabrics, petrol and pharmaceuticals.

Further Study

If you have achieved top grades during your Bachelor of Science, you may be permitted to enter the BSc(Hons), which is an accelerated 12-month postgraduate degree.

Career opportunities

New Zealand's unique mix of primary and secondary industries provides a wide choice of careers in chemistry. Expanding industries in New Zealand, for example those related to new sources of energy and to the development of forestry and dairy resources, are further increasing the demand for qualified chemists.

New Zealand needs chemists in teaching, industry, health and research.

  • Chemists are key members of developmental teams in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Industry uses chemists in such areas as research and development of new products, monitoring product composition and quality, and environmental monitoring and regulation.
  • Hospitals and other health services employ chemists in areas such as biochemical research, medical analysis and toxicology.
  • A degree in Chemistry is a good start to a teaching career with its emphasis on laboratory work and its relevance to other sciences.
  • The majority of chemical research in New Zealand is done in universities, Crown Research Institutes and private laboratories. These institutions provide chemical challenges equal to any in the world.

Chemists are well trained in problem-solving and skilled at handling information, which leads naturally into a wide diversity of job opportunities including, for example, sales and management.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

College of Science

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (3 )

Costos de estudio
NZ$35.250,00 (US$ 22.289) por año
First 120 points

*El precio que se muestra es una referencia, por favor verificar con la institución

Fecha de inicio

13 Julio 2020

Lugar

University of Canterbury

Warehouse, 20 Kirkwood Ave,

Ilam,

CHRISTCHURCH,

Upper Riccarton,

8041, New Zealand

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

International Baccalaureate Diploma: Students who have taken English as the language in any of: Language A - Literature (SL or HL), Language A - Language and Literature (SL or HL) or Language B (HL) are exempt from providing further proofs of their competence in English. English language requirements: IELTS academic 6.0 overall (no section < 5.5); TOEFL (iBT) total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening; TOEFL PBT 80 overall with 19 in RD, WR, LS; English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at CCEL - EAP 2 grade C+; Pearsons (Academic) - Overall score of 57 (no section < 50).

Para estudiantes internacionales

Applicants must have completed New Zealand University Entrance through NCEA; or Cambridge International Examinations (CIE); or International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) or any other equivalent overseas qualification.

Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.0, with no band score lower than 5.5.
  • TOEFL (IBT): Minimum overall score of 80, with a minimum score of 19 in Reading, Listening and Writing.
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): Overall score of 50, and no communicative skills score below 42.

Recommended preparation

Year 13 chemistry is recommended preparation for first-year students, but for those who have had minimal preparation in chemistry, we offer CHEM 114 Foundations of Chemistry, an introductory Chemistry course.

Students enrolling in CHEM 111 Chemical Principles and Processes and CHEM 112 Structure and Reactivity in Chemistry and Biochemistry must have at least 14 credits in NCEA Level 3 chemistry, or an equivalent background in other courses of study (eg, IB, Cambridge or overseas qualifications). Students with less than this standard should first enrol in CHEM 114 Foundations of Chemistry.

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Opciones de Pathways

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Egresados de University of Canterbury incluyen personalidades populares como Karl Popper, uno de los más grandes Filósofos de la Ciencia del siglo XX.

  • Clasificada entre las mejores 250 del mundo.
  • Entre el top 1% de las universidades del mundo.
  • QS de 5 Estrellas por métodos de investigación y enseñanza.
  • Ubicada en Christchurch, Nueva Zelanda.