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Preliminary Chemistry Course

One-day Preliminary Course in Chemistry

Unfortunately the Preliminary Course will not be running in 2019.



Previous Preliminary Course given on Friday 31st August 2018 from 9.00am to 4.30pm
Venue: Joly Lecture Theatre, Hamilton Building

Each year the School of Chemistry offers a Preliminary Course in Chemistry. This course is designed to help to help students who have no background in Chemistry. Any student taking first year chemistry modules who has not studied chemistry before should make a serious effort to attend

The course is available to all students who accept an offer of a place in Trinity College and are intending to study chemistry in the First Year i.e.:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences (TR060),
  • Chemical Sciences (TR061),
  • Geography and Geoscience (TR062),
  • Physical Sciences (TR063),
  • Engineering (TR032),
  • Engineering with Management (TR038),
  • Radiation Therapy (TR055),
  • Human Health and Disease (TR056),
  • Physiotherapy (TR053),
  • Dental Science (TR052),

The fee for the course is €50 (excluding vat and charges) and Registration is through the following:
Eventbrite link:




09.00 – 11.00

Introduction, SI Units & Maths, Mole and Stoichiometry

11.00 – 12.30

Atomic Structure and Bonding

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch Break

13.30 – 15.00

pH, Acid-Base

15.00 – 16.30

Carbon Based Chemistry










Please note:

  • Attendance at the course does not represent a commitment to taking Chemistry as a first year option
  • Students are not obliged to attend all the sessions but the fee is standard
  • We cannot accept cash or credit card payments. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause
  • Enquiries can be made to the School of Chemistry – telephone: 01 8961972 (Dr. Noelle Scully) or 8961726 (AnneMarie Farrell).