Chemistry Honours 422

Description

This course is composed of completion of directed research in a selected area of current chemistry at an advanced level (commenced in CHEM421), and preparation of a major and detailed scientific report on the research project.

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. Been provided 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. 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:

  1. Experimental Research
  • 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.
  1. Experimental Planning and Recording
  • Project planning skills and effective recording of results will be developed, guided by the project academic supervisor.
     

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

Completion of CHEM4110 and CHEM4120

Assessment Items

Presentation: Oral Presentation

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Self-Directed Learning: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction.

Contact Hours

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

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