Chemistry Honours 4210

Course code CHEM4210Units 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 directed research in a selected area of current chemistry at an advanced level, applying knowledge of the project area based on a relevant literature review and developed experimental methodology already completed.

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 component in the course outline provided by the school.

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. been provide with experience 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. to develop a deeper understanding of the professional and safety responsibilities residing in experimental research and development projects
ContentThis course consists of several task areas:
1) Experimental Research
a) The candidate will pursue a research project in a selected area of current chemistry at an advanced level, under the direction of a member of academic staff. Advanced experimental techniques relevant to the research project will be employed.
2) Experimental Planning and Recording
a) Project planning skills and effective recording of results will be developed, guided by the project academic supervisor.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCHEM4110 and CHEM4120
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Individual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Final outline of research thesis including initial conclusions. Oral report of thesis outline and initial conclusions.
Contact HoursSeminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction.
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 CHEM4210