Chemistry Honours 412

Description

This course is composed of readings in a selected area of current chemistry at an advanced level, a literature search and review on the selected area of project research, and an analysis and report of experimental methodology relevant to the project area.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Advanced knowledge relevant to the professional practice of chemistry at an advanced level

2. Developed an understanding of the application of chemistry to problems in industrial and research environments

3. Developed high-level skills in information searching, selection, retrieval and interpretation

4. Developed an understanding of the tasks of the research chemist in project development and problem solving

5. Experienced and developed independence in the pursuit of an advanced experimental project

6. Developed skills in procedures and instrumental methods relevant to pursuit of an advanced experimental project

7. Developed high-level skills in the scientific method of planning, developing, conducting, reviewing and reporting a major project

8. Developed a deeper understanding of the professional and safety responsibilities residing in experimental research and development projects

Content

This course consists of several task areas, each examined independently:

  1. Directed Reading
  • Directed reading in a selected area of current chemistry at an advanced level relevant to the area of the proposed research.
  1. Literature Review
  • A literature search and review on the selected area of project research, employing library and SciFinder chemical abstracts resources.
  1. Experimental Methodology
  • Development of advanced experimental techniques and analysis and report of the experimental methodology relevant to the research project area.
     

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Honours), or Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management (Honours) programs.

Assumed Knowledge

A major in chemistry in the basic undergraduate degree with an average in Level 300 chemistry subjects (or others assessed as equivalent by the Head of discipline) equivalent to a credit.

Assessment Items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Experimental Methodology

Contact Hours

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term