Chemistry Honours 4220

Course code CHEM4220Units 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 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.

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 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
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 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
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
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCompletion of CHEM4110 and CHEM4120
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Individual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Seminar
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Research thesis and oral presentation of research outcomes.
Contact HoursSeminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Individual Supervision: for 4 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.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CHEM4220