Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Understanding the sources, stores and activity of natural and anthropogenic chemicals is central to understanding our environment, including long term sustainability. Taking a molecular perspective, you will study concepts associated with energy and climate, chemicals in waters and sediments, and important analytical techniques such as separation science and atomic spectroscopy. In this subject you will gain experience conducting and interpreting laboratory experiments related to environmental chemistry.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorConor Hogan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must have completed CHE2FCA and CHE2FCB or Students must be admitted in the following course: SMCHS


Incompatible subjectsCHE3ADA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Quantitative chemical analysis

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorHarris, DC





Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate knowledge of scientific principles and chemical techniques related to the concepts of energy and fuels, chemicals in the environment, separation science and instrumental analysis for chemical species of environmental concern.
02. Analyse laboratory findings with well supported interpretations using correctly referenced professional prose for experiments related to chemical analysis and analytical measurements of chemical species of environmental concern.
03. Integrate knowledge of the key concepts of stoichiometry, chemical reactions, structure and properties of chemicals, instrumental and analytical methods for chemical species of environmental concern..
04. Utilise professional laboratory skills associated with the use of chemicals and instrument methods for the measurement for chemical species of environmental concern.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConor Hogan

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 5.00 hours laboratory class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
The laboratory program consists of 4 classes (5 hours each) over the semester. A schedule of the experiments will be made available to students on the LMS at the start of semester

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
Three 1.00 hour lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
Two 5.00 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Safety introduction and oral presentation workshop will be held in the first week of semester. Oral presentations will be held in the last week of semester.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 hr Examination (equivalent to 1500 essay words)
Exam has 1.5hr content but scheduled for 2 hr due to central scheduling requirements.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO3

Test (equivalent to 600 essay words)
One in-class test during semester.

N/AOther written examIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO3

Assignments (equivalent to 900 essay words)
Two tasks to be completed during semester which are designed to help students master concepts and solve chemistry problems.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Laboratory reports (equivalent to 1500 essay words)
Develops and assess competency in practical skills, and in data handling and reporting. Hurdle for accreditation with RACI. Students must complete a minimum 75% of lab assessment, and must obtain a score of at least 50% for the laboratory component of the subject.

N/AReportIndividualYes30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4