University of Technology Sydney

Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry

University of Technology Sydney
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From 3 yearsfull-time(part-time available)
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Why study this course

The Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry is a practice-oriented degree that involves cutting-edge instrumentation, equipping students with the necessary skills for a career as a medicinal chemist. This course equips graduates with skills to undertake the design, discovery and development of new drugs. The course is a research-inspired, transdisciplinary degree located at the intersection of chemistry, biology and pharmacology. Students develop a solid foundation in chemistry, mathematics and biology in their first year of study underpinning future studies. These topics are expanded further covering pharmacology and drug synthesis strategies in the latter years of study. Career options include positions in pharmaceutical industries, biotechnology start-ups, clinical trials management and government regulatory authorities. This course offers graduates a pathway into careers of drug discovery from concept to delivery. Students can choose to work in the range of industries where they have the opportunity to interact with multidisciplinary teams involving pharmacologists, toxicologists, analytical chemists, microbiologists, and biopharmacists.

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Graduates are eligible for membership of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).

Entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent; OR
  • Completion of a Diploma qualification or equivalent

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • City

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit University of Technology Sydney's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit University of Technology Sydney's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, University of Technology Sydney can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Visit University of Technology Sydney's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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What are students saying?

Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry
University of Technology Sydney
(1 reviews)

Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of Medicinal ChemistryUniversity of Technology Sydney
Graduation dateN/A
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Content is very interesting, made me motivated to study. Felt like most of the things learnt is relevant but in terms of jobs, dont see many prospects for it. Majority will need to study further to secure a job as a medicinal chemist or the likes.
The student would recommend this course to a friend, colleague or relative
It is too soon to tell if this course had a positive impact on the student’s career, or they did not study for career reasons
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Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry

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