Chemistry Honours 4220
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1, Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
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.
On 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
This 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.
Completion of CHEM4110 and CHEM4120
Modes of Delivery
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Seminar: 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