Chemistry Honours 4120

Course code CHEM4120Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

The Honours program in Chemistry operates as a suite of four courses, which together are employed to produce a single final grade.

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.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will have:

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
ContentThis course consists of several task areas, each examined independently:
1)Directed Reading
a)Directed reading in a selected area of current chemistry at an advanced level relevant to the area of the proposed research.
2)Literature Review
a)A literature search and review on the selected area of project research, employing library and SciFinder chemical abstracts resources.
3)Experimental Methodology
a)Development of advanced experimental techniques and analysis and report of the experimental methodology relevant to the research project area.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeA 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.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Lecture
Self Directed Learning
Seminar
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Independent reading list topic
Experimental methodology
Literature review and essay on chosen research topic
Project work
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management (Honours) programs.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for CHEM4120