Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
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. Creative Intelligence and Innovation training utilises multiple perspectives from diverse fields, integrating a range of industry experiences, real-world projects and self-initiated proposals, equipping graduates to address the wicked problems, complex challenges and untapped opportunities in today's world. 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. The majority of jobs are with pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology start-ups, clinical trials management or government regulatory authorities.
Students must complete 240 credit points. The Medicinal Chemistry component consists of 144 credit points, made up of 120 credit points of core subjects and 24 credit points of electives. The Creative Intelligence and Innovation component comprises 96 credit points. The subjects are undertaken in accelerated form within July and Summer sessions during the first three years of study, and through one full year of study after completion of the professional degree. The Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program. Students can complete the course in four years of full-time study. Full-time attendance involves approximately 24 hours each week on campus. Students may also be able to complete the course part time, usually at the rate of two subjects a session (a 50 per cent load), taking eight years to complete. Part-time students are required to attend some daytime classes.
- Medicinal chemistry
- Creative intelligence and innovation
Standard entry requirements
- Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
- Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
- Or AE5: Pass
- Or PTE: 58-64
- Or CAE: 176-184.
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Within the final year of the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation, students can undertake between 6 and 12 credit points of internship (work experience) that relates to innovation within their research, career development, or core degree specialisations. For students undertaking 12 credit points of internship, international internships may be negotiated. Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.