HONOURS CHEMISTRY

CHE4HNA

2021

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. Full details of individual topics will be made available on the Learning Management System (LMS) at the start of each semester.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorPallavi Sharma

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: SHS, SHMC

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis 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.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

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. 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.
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.
03. Analyse and report experimental results with well supported interpretations using correctly referenced professional prose.
04. Orally present chemistry matters, supported by legitimate evidence and appropriately defended to peers or professionals
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.

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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 05-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPallavi Sharma

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 11 - 16
Four 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
Lectures for 6 weeks. Total of 4 hrs per week for 6 weeks (24 hours)

SeminarWeek: 6 - 6
Four 4.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 6 and delivered via face-to-face.
LIMS induction course covers 2 days (week 6).Normally carried out in the LIMS Auditorium

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h 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

Supervised ResearchWeek: 5 - 25
One 5.00 d supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 5 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students commence their research project early in February or in July

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Coursework: Lecture units are assessed by a combination of exams, assignments or take-home projects.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO5

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO4

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO3, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 27-44, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPallavi Sharma

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 32 - 37
Four 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 37 and delivered via face-to-face.
Lectures for 6 weeks. Total of 4 hrs per week for 6 weeks (24 hours).

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h 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

SeminarWeek: 28 - 28
Four 4.00 h 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

Supervised ResearchWeek: 27 - 44
One 5.00 d 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

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Coursework: Lecture units are assessed by a combination of exams, assignments or take-home projects.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO5

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO4

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO3, SILO5