Bridging course

Enrolments for 2021 open 1st October 2020

The course will focus on the fundamental principles of chemistry. Topics covered will include:

  • atomic structure and periodicity
  • chemical bonding
  • nomenclature
  • acids and bases
  • oxidation and reduction
  • the mole and stoichiometry
  • equation writing
  • simple organic compounds.

Students will also have the opportunity to develop some basic but essential laboratory skills.

The course consists of eight days of lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions. It will be held in February in the Research School of Chemistry, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT. The course is not assessed by an examination, but successful completion of the course requires attendance at all lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions of the eight-day course. The 2020 Chemistry Bridging Course schedule will be uploaded onto this page closer to the start date.

For 2021 the start and finish dates are Wednesday 3rd -  Friday 12th February (excluding the weekend). An email with administrative details will be sent to all Chemistry Bridging Course participants during the week before the course starts.

Course cost: $440

Cancellations must be made in writing to the bridging course coordinator, Dr Mark Ellison, by Friday 29th January 2021. A refund of the course fee will be made. No refund will be made after this date.

Registration will close at 4pm on Sunday 31st January 2021. If you need to register after this date, please contact

Please register at the following link: