CHEMISTRY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Credit points: 15
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.
Subject Co-ordinatorIan Potter
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Students must have completed CHE2FCA and CHE2FCB or Students must be admitted in the following course: SMCHS
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Quantitative chemical analysis
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
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Potter
Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 5.00 h 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 h 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 h 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.
2 hr Examination (equivalent to 1500 essay words)Exam has 1.5hr content but scheduled for 2 hr due to central scheduling requirements.
Test (equivalent to 600 essay words)One in-class test during semester.
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.
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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.
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