School of Chemical Sciences


Preparatory chemistry online

Preparatory chemistry online is designed to assist prospective first year chemistry students who have had some years away from formal study, or who do not have a strong background in chemistry.

This Course covers topics from high school chemistry which are necessary background for first year university papers, in particular CHEM 110.  Completing this course may assist you in deciding which of CHEM 110 and CHEM 150 is appropriate for you in semester one. If you choose CHEM 150, you will be able to take CHEM 110 and/or CHEM 120 in your second semester.

Preparatory chemistry is delivered on-line through BestChoice, a system which both provides the background information required and fosters learning of this information through a question-answer process with extensive use of instructive feedback.  More than 1000 screen pages of questions and information are available.  We estimate that 20 to 25 hours would be required to answer all of the questions and complete the course.   

No credit is given toward any degree.

Instructions for accessing and enrolling in the course are given below. 

The cost is $85.00.

If you have any further questions please contact:

Dr Sheila Woodgate
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 88287
Email: sd.woodgate@auckland.ac.nz