Bachelor's Programme Chemistry

Curriculum (2008W)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Duration/ ECTS-Credits
6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Admission Requirements 
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates

Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6

0531 Chemistry

Study Code
C 033 662

Information on the Curriculum (2008W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies, available at:
Section: Current Curriculum version.

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

(1) Within the scope of the Studies Induction and Orientation Period, which takes place in the first semester, the following course examinations must be passed:

  1. Experimental Lecture General Chemistry (CM 3a, 5 hrs., 6 ECTS-Credits),
  2. Analytical Chemistry I (CM 5a, 4 hrs., 4.5 ECTS-Credits),
  3. Chemical Calculations (CM 4b, 2 hrs., 3 ECTS-Credits).

(2) Successful passing of all exams of the Studies Induction and Orientation Period entitles to passing all further courses and examinations and to writing the Bachelor’s Thesis.

(3) Before successful completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Period courses amounting to 16.5 ECTS-Credits may be passed. The registration requirements listed in the curriculum must be met.

(1) The Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP), with a duration of one semester (30 ECTS-Credits), provides an overview of the study programme and its structure in order to give students an objective basis to assess their decision to pursue their chosen subjects.

(2) During the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, the following course examinations, which may be repeated twice, must be completed satisfactorily:

  1. Experimental Lecture General Chemistry (PM 3a, VO 5, 6 ECTS-Credits)
  2. Analytical Chemistry I (PM 5a, VO 3, 4,5 ECTS-Credits)
  3. Chemical Calculations (PM 4b, VO 2, 3 ECTS-Credits)

(3) A positive result (passing grade) on the examinations specified in Paragraph 2 permits students to attend all courses and take all examinations following the Introduction and Orientation Phase for Students (STEOP) and to write a bachelor's thesis as described in the curriculum. The registration requirements specified by the curriculum must be met.

General Information

Recommended Course Sequence 

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 6 semesters or 180 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Physics
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Mathematics A
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: General Chemistry A
  4.5 ECTS-Credits: General Chemistry B
  6.0 ECTS-Credits: Analytical Chemistry A

 3.0 ECTS-Credits: General Chemistry B
 1.5 ECTS-Credits: Analytical Chemistry A
 5.0 ECTS-Credits: Mathematics B
 5.0 ECTS-Credits: Inorganic Chemistry A
 5.0 ECTS-Credits: Organic Chemistry A
 7.5 ECTS-Credits: Inorganic Chemistry B
 2.5 ECTS-Credits: Analytical Chemistry B
 2.5 ECTS-Credits: Physical Chemistry A

  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Analytical Chemistry C
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Analytical Chemistry D
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Organic Chemistry B
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Physical Chemistry B
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Biochemistry A
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Inorganic Chemistry C
  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Theoretical Chemistry A

  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Biochemistry B
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Physical Chemistry C
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Physical Chemistry D
  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Theoretical Chemistry B
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Organic Chemistry C

  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Inorganic Chemistry D
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Biochemistry C
  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Macromolecular Chemistry
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Organic Chemistry D
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Physical Chemistry E
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Theoretical Chemistry C

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  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Physical Chemistry F
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Organic Chemistry E
  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Skills
15.0 ECTS-Credits: Bachelor’s Thesis

​ Supplementary Programme ​

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Supplementary Programme corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Supplementary Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information:

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

 Austrian grading  scheme Definition  %-age
 1 EXCELLENT:  Outstanding performance 21.6= 100%
 2  GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 27.8
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 26.8
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum criteria 23.8
 5 INSUFFICIENT:  Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Information about the Programme (in German only)

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