Chemistry Research Project
|Course code CHEM3590||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences|
Students will be assigned to undertake and complete a research project under the supervision of a Discipline of Chemistry academic staff member. The project may involve external academic and/or industrial partners. Assessment is based on:
1. A project or laboratory notebook.
2. A project report.
3. An oral presenation.
In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Workplace Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory course component in the course outline provided by the school.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course, students will have and be able to demonstrate:|
1. Clear awareness of the workplace and safety requirements in place within a chemistry research laboratory.
2. Application of knowledge gained in previous courses to a research project in Chemistry and associated disciplines.
3. The ability to work independently and collaboratively.
4. Problem solving and critical analysis skills.
5. Their ability to effectively collect, analyse, organize and report on acquired scientific data.
6. Evidence of written and verbal communication skills that allow them to communicate a convincing and reasoned scientific argument at a level and style appropriate to the audience.
|Content||Students will work on a project developed in collaboration with assignef supervisors and/or co-supervisors and/or a research team. Course assessment will involve: |
1. Written evidence of research methodology
2. A formal written report
3. An oral presentation (seminar), reviewed by academic staff and student peers
Students will be required to attend two 2-hour lectures during the semester (Weeks 1 and 7). Week 1 letures will focus on Workplace Health and Safety, development research methodology, and contextual issues such as the chemical world, research in Chemistry, the chemical industry and the importance of the scientific method. Week 7 lectures will focus on more practical issues leading up to course completion, such as compiling data, writing the final report, and giving a presentation.
|Transition||This course is a compulsory course in the Chemistry major of the 2014 revised Bachelor of Science Program.|
|Assumed Knowledge||40 units of compulsory CHEM2000 level course in the Chemistry major.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
Experience Based Learning
|Contact Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 60 hour(s) per Term for Full Term|
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks
Individual Supervision: for 60 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for CHEM3590|