Study chemistry

The practical skills and hands-on experience you'll get studying chemistry at QUT will give you the edge you need to start work in the chemistry industry.

Why study chemistry at QUT?

  • Get hands-on skills in frequent laboratory sessions and practical classes throughout your course.
  • Experience our science, engineering, technology and maths research community with an undergraduate research project at the end of your course.
  • Go on field trips and site visits to network with professional chemists working in the real world.

Short courses and professional development

Hands-on learning

Our courses have a strong emphasis on practical learning, with extensive hands-on prac classes throughout your course. Take your learning from the classroom and apply it in the lab, working collaboratively with your classmates to develop practical and transferable skills in chemistry applications.

Graduate with the advanced technical skills, experience with modern instrumentation and training in scientific communication you'll need to succeed in industry.

Experience chemistry in the field

Go on field trips and site visits as part of your learning, and see the work of chemists in industry. Experience the practical applications of science on a real-world scale, from on-site laboratories to large-scale industrial operations.

Access specialist facilities

Study, work, learn and collaborate in our $230 million Science and Engineering Centre. Access our specialist equipment to support your study, including our unique facilities and tools in the Central Analytical Research Facility.

Industry links

We have strong links to the professional chemistry industry, including our direct involvement with the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, as well as fostering strong connections with our graduates and their employers.

Leading research

Our vibrant chemistry research community is completing unique and valuable research in the field. We're currently leading national research to develop portable tools for screening chemical and biological hazards.

Undergraduate students can experience research in chemistry with a one-semester research project in your final year of undergraduate study.

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