Course handbook


Aims to increase knowledge and awareness of the significant role that chemistry plays in everyday life. It strikes a balance between theory and real life examples. Students will be introduced to diverse ways of representing the physical world. Topics include analytical chemistry; the gas laws; chemical equilibria; thermodynamics; oxidation and reduction; electrochemistry; and organic chemistry. The course equips students with problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills and prepares them for undergraduate study at the University level. Resource materials are presented in ways which introduce students to different learning styles.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Express chemical ideas in a logical, coherent fashion.

2. Work individually and in groups in both practical and theoretical contexts and in the verbal communication of scientific ideas.

3. Research existing chemical theory and applying scientific method in practical contexts.

4. Critical analysis and their application in the interpretation of chemical data.

5. Solve simple problems in both practical and theoretical contexts.


The course covers:

  1. atomic structure and chemical bonding
  2. solutions
  3. analytical chemistry.
  4. the gas laws.
  5. chemical equilibria and oxidation and reduction.
  6. thermodynamics.
  7. organic chemistry.


To enrol in this course, students must have successfully completed EPCHEM137 and be active in the Open Foundation or Yapug Program. If you have successfully completed or are enrolled in EPHLTH270, EPHLTH370 or EPCHEM314 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

In Term Test: Mid-semester Test

Quiz: Online Quizzes

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Lab Reports

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks