Chemistry gives you a sound understanding of the chemical nature of matter and a grounding in laboratory-based chemical science. It is an extraordinarily multidisciplinary science and the interaction with other sciences has an enormous influence on our modern lifestyle and standard of living.
You will explore the impact of chemistry, from the chemistry of elements and their compounds and the relationship between molecular structure and reactivity, to the role of energy, concepts of bond formation and chemical equilibrium.
Issues such as green science and sustainability, energy and fuels, drug design and development and the creation of new materials will provide a robust foundation to your study, alongside bonding and reactivity, synthesis and reactivity, and the physico-chemical principles and techniques that underlie a wide range of modern analytical methods used in chemistry and the biomedical sciences.
You may then concentrate on advanced materials chemistry, biomolecular chemistry, environmental chemistry, inorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, structural and computational chemistry, or the synthesis of bioactive molecules amongst other research interests.
Part of AUT’s School of Science, the Department of Chemistry offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, from bachelor’s degree level to the PhD.
Our academic staff are known as expert in their fields, and their research ranges from bioinorganic and medicinal chemistry to environmental and food chemistry.
Undergraduate study in chemistry will give you a solid grounding in this area.
- Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
- Graduate Certificate in Science
- Graduate Diploma in Science
The Department of Chemistry offers a range of postgraduate degrees:
- Bachelor of Science (Honours)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Science
- Postgraduate Diploma in Science
- Master of Science
- Master of Science (Research)
- Master of Philosophy
- Doctor of Philosophy
Professor Allan Blackman
Head of Chemistry
Phone: +64 9 921 9642