CHEM342-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Aromatic, heterocyclic, and pharmaceutical chemistry

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


This course is about the structure and reactivity of aromatic and heterocyclic molecules, and how this reactivity is used in the synthesis of important and interesting compounds, particularly modern pharmaceuticals / drugs. The topics covered by this course are: aromatic chemistry, heterocyclic chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.



CHEM322, CHEM362

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 445
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 A9 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 446
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Examinations, Quizzes and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 19:00 - 20:30 Ernest Rutherford 141
25 Mar - 31 Mar

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Christopher Fitchett


Antony Fairbanks and Daniel Foley


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Exam 60%
Test 20%
Assignments/Tutorial work 20%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $978.00

International fee $4,988.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences .

All CHEM342 Occurrences

  • CHEM342-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024