SENSORS AND MATERIALS CHEMISTRY

CHE3SEN

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will study contemporary theoretical and technological aspects of chemical sensors and biosensors, as well as the chemical materials required for real world implementation. This multifaceted subject includes topics on sensors and electrochemistry (electrochemical principles, general concepts of chemical sensing, amperometric sensors, lab-on-a-chip, miniaturization), surface chemistry (the role of second order interactions and the chemical potential in chemical processes, solubility, miscibility, solvent extraction, interactions on and between surfaces and interfaces with implications in catalysis and sensing) and polymer chemistry (concepts, nomenclature, synthesis and characterisation of polymers and their real world applications). You will gain experience conducting and interpreting laboratory experiments related to sensors and materials 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

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsCHE5SEA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Understanding Voltammetry

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorRichard Compton

Year2007

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PublisherWorld Scientific

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Introduction to polymers

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorYoung RJ and Lovell PA

Year2011

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PublisherCRC Press

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Intermolecular and surface forces

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorIsraelachvili J

Year2010

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PublisherAcademic Press

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Quantitative chemical analysis.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHarris DC

Year2015

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PublisherFreeman

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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 and apply knowledge of key concepts of contemporary sensing theory and practice and the device technologies and chemical materials.
02. Exhibit professional integrity and safe laboratory practices when designing and performing experiments, collecting data and reporting results.
03. Write coherent descriptions of chemical principles and report experimental findings with well supported interpretations using correctly referenced professional prose.
04. Solve abstract, routine and real-world problems of chemical relevance by sourcing, collating and summarising legitimate scientific information.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConor Hogan

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 32 - 43
Three 5.00 h laboratory class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The laboratory program consists of 3 classes (5 hours each) over the semester. A schedule of experiments will be made available to students on the LMS at the start of semester."

Lecture/Workshop Week: 30 - 42
Four 1.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 31 - 31
One 5.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Laboratory safety introduction will be held in the first week of semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Examination (equivalent to 1500 essay words)A 1,5hr paper scheduled for 2 hours in the central examination period.

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

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

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Three Assignments (equivalent to 900 essaywords)Three short assignments focused on problem solving.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Laboratory work, written 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/AN/AN/AYes30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4