i) Grade 12 with minimum B grades in chemistry, physics or biology and major mathematics and minimum C grade in English;
ii) Mature students who have performed with average B grades in adult matriculation courses;
iii) Higher Technicians Certificate from Lae Technical College with Credit grades in subjects or its equivalent;
iv) A diploma from Goroka Teacher's College with passes in mathematics and science teaching methods or its equivalent.
Chemistry is taught to Natural Resources students from Agriculture, Forestry and Applied Physics; and engineering students from four departments: civil, electrical, mechanical and mining. Chemistry was also offered in the summer session as a component of the University's Adult Matriculation program.
During the summer vacation, students spend 10 weeks on industrial training. However, the subject will be registered during year 4 semester 1 and assessed during that semester. Satisfactory industrial training is a prerequisite for entry into the second semester of the fourth year of the degree course.