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Introduction to Chemistry

Chemistry examines our world on its most fundamental level—molecules, ions, compounds and elements. These are the building blocks of everything around us, from art and technology to our bodies.

Through Open Universities Australia, you can compare a broad range of online chemistry courses delivered by leading universities. Break into the world of chemistry or move your chemistry career forward with these options.

Our friendly team can guide you on the best study choice for your circumstances. Whether you need advice on how to fit in study around your existing commitments, course entry requirements or fees, we’re here to help.

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University of South Australia


Introduction to Engineering Chemistry

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 16 Sep 2024

University of Tasmania


Introduction to Chemistry

Online & on-campus

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 22 Jul 2024

University of New England


Introductory Chemistry

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 24 Jun 2024

University of South Australia


Engineering Materials

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 24 Jun 2024

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University of Southern Queensland

Online & on-campus

1 year full time or part time equivalent

University of Tasmania


Diploma of Applied Science

Unlock specialised skills for a career in science

Explore biology and chemistry as you delve into science. In online workshops you’ll build practical skills for the workplace. Includes optional focus areas like fermentation. Get to know sustainability and quality management to gain an industry-ready edge.

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Macquarie University


Bachelor of Science

Learn from international leaders in science

Benefit from the guidance of teachers whose research findings are known on a global scale. Use this research to conduct case studies. Take a hands-on approach with a lab component. Specialise in biology, including genetics, genes and life processes.

Online & on-campus

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • Core Zone: Major in Biology
University of New England


Diploma in Science

Discover the basic methods, techniques, and tools of science

Engage your curiosity about the natural world with this online science course. Build a solid and broad foundation of scientific knowledge, starting with core subjects including physics and chemistry. Focus on a specialisation such as maths or biology.

Online & on-campus

1 year full time or part time equivalent

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