Chemistry Papers at Tauranga (2020)

Chemistry is concerned with the properties of substances and materials from an atomic and molecular perspective. Most Chemistry papers involve approximately equal time spent in lectures and in laboratory work so that the theoretical and experimental aspects of the topics may be explored together.

Chemistry is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Science (Technology) (BSc(Tech)). Chemistry may also be taken as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Chemistry as a single major for the BSc and BSc(Tech), students must gain 135 points including CHEMY101, CHEMY102, CHEMY201, CHEMY202, CHEMY203, CHEMY204, and at least 45 points from CHEMY301, CHEMY302, CHEMY303 and CHEMY304.

To complete Chemistry as part of a double major for the BSc, BSc(Tech) or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points including CHEMY101, CHEMY102, CHEMY201, CHEMY202, CHEMY203, CHEMY204, and at least 30 points from CHEMY301, CHEMY302, CHEMY303 and CHEMY304.

To complete a minor in Chemistry, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Chemistry major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.

Note: Students who commenced a major in Chemistry in 2017 or prior should contact the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science for programme advice.



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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    CHEMY100Chemistry in Context20A (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    This is an introductory paper for students with a limited background in chemistry. There is a strong emphasis on teaching chemical concepts through real-world examples relevant to different science and engineering disciplines.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENVSC202Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga)
    This paper is a broad introduction into environmental chemistry and geochemistry including the formation of the elements, chemical evolution of Earth, modern Earth surface processes, fossil fuels and biomarkers, global biogeochemical cycling, atmospheric chemistry and global climate change.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    SCIEN589Directed Study20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    No description available.
    SCIEN592Dissertation20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    SCIEN593Thesis20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    SCIEN594Thesis20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 26 May 2020 8:32am

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