HONOURS CHEMISTRY

CHE4HNB

2018

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

An honours year in chemistry comprises CHE4HNA and CHE4HNB, which are taken in successive semesters. The CHE4HNA and CHE4HNB units comprises advanced coursework lectures and training in research through a research project. Each student completes a research project under the direct supervision of an academic researcher. Coursework incorporates a variety of lecture topics across a breadth of subjects such as; mass spectrometry, chemical sensors, electrochemistry, NMR, mechanistic organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry and organometallic synthesis.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Wilson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CHE4HNA and must be enrolled in SHS or SHMC.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject represents one semester of a year-long program. Students can commence their Honours program either in February for first semester or July for second semester.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply professional integrity and safe laboratory practices when designing and performing experiments, collecting data and reporting results, in order to satisfy the professional accreditation requirements of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

Activities:
Supervised research project

02. Apply relevant mathematical, graphical and computational methods to acquire, manipulate, interpret and evaluate chemical data and summarise results using appropriate significant figures and units.

Activities:
Supervised research project

03. Analyse and report experimental results with well supported interpretations using correctly referenced professional prose.

Activities:
Supervised research project

04. Orally present chemistry matters, supported by legitimate evidence and appropriately defended to peers or professionals

Activities:
Supervised research project

05. Demonstrate thorough understanding of "Key Principles of Chemistry" as defined by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and employ experimental methods of investigation of the defined principles.

Activities:
During lectures students will answer short questions individually or as part of small groups, reinforcing lecture material. In tutorials and in their own time students will apply these concepts to solve a variety of problems, some of which are assessed via quizzes or assignments and others which are provided as optional problem sets for exam preparation.

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Melbourne, 2018, Week 05-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Wilson

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 05 - 25
One 5.0 days supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students commence their research project early in February or in July."

Lecture Week: 05 - 25
Four 6.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
"4 lecture topics per semester of 6 hrs each. (but not in 6 hr blocks)"

Seminar Week: 06 - 06
Four 4.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 06 and delivered via face-to-face.
"LIMS induction course covers 2 days (week 6). Normally carried out in the LIMS Auditorium "

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students attend weekly department research seminar"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Coursework: Lecture units are assessed by a combination of exams, assignments or take-home projects.30 02, 05
Thesis: written thesis and oral defence (15,000 word equiv)Prepare a 40-page research thesis. In the Honours program assessments are continued over the entire year. 50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Final Seminar (1500 word equiv)Students will present a 20-minute final seminar describing the outcomes of their research year. In CHE4HNA students present an ungraded introductory seminar (10-15 mins). In the Honours program assessments are continued over the entire year. 5 04
Laboratory performance (supervisors mark) (5000 word equiv)A supervisor mark is given at the end of the research work and is based on the students# performance in the lab. In the Honours program assessments are continued over the entire year. 10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Literature Review (2500 word equiv)Students will write a literature review describing the existing literature in their field of research. In the Honours program assessments are continued over the entire year. 5 03, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Week 27-44, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Wilson

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 27 - 44
One 5.0 days supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students commence their research project early in February or in July."

Lecture Week: 27 - 44
Four 6.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
"4 lecture topics per semester of 6 hrs each. (but not in 6 hr blocks)"

Seminar Week: 28 - 28
Four 4.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.
"LIMS induction course covers 2 days (week 28). Normally carried out in the LIMS Auditorium "

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students attend weekly department research seminar"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Coursework: Lecture units are assessed by a combination of exams, assignments or take-home projects.30 02, 05
Thesis: written thesis and oral defence (15,000 word equiv)Prepare a 40-page research thesis. In the Honours program assessments are continued over the entire year. 50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Final Seminar (1500 word equiv)Students will present a 20-minute final seminar describing the outcomes of their research year. In CHE4HNA students present an ungraded introductory seminar (10-15 mins). In the Honours program assessments are continued over the entire year. 5 04
Laboratory performance (supervisors mark) (5000 word equiv)A supervisor mark is given at the end of the research work and is based on the students# performance in the lab. In the Honours program assessments are continued over the entire year. 10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Literature Review (2500 word equiv)Students will write a literature review describing the existing literature in their field of research. In the Honours program assessments are continued over the entire year. 5 03, 05