|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 3|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject provides a series of specialised modules in the areas of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry.
Students choose three modules from the following selection of topics. Each module consists of 12 lectures.
- Physical Organic Chemistry,
- Methods in Organic Synthesis,
- Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry,
- Computational Chemistry,
- Supramolecular and Structural Inorganic Chemistry
- Metal Ions in Biology and Medicine
Intended learning outcomes
Students should develop an advanced perspective on theory and applications across the disciplines of Chemistry. They should obtain problem-solving skills and training in chemistry sufficient to allow them to pursue careers in applied chemistry and chemicals-based research. In the latter case, students should obtain the chemical knowledge needed to be able to complete successfully the honours/masters coursework.
This subject will provide opportunities to enhance the following generic skills:
- the ability to comprehend complex concepts and to communicate this understanding;
- the ability to analyse and solve abstract and technical problems;
- an awareness of advanced technologies in the discipline of chemistry;
- the ability to think and reason logically;
- the ability to think critically and independently.
Eligibility and requirements
Satisfactory completion of
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|CHEM30016||Reactivity and Mechanism||
Exchange students must contact the subject coordinator prior to enrolment.
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
Each of the three modules selected by the student will contribute one third of the marks to the final grade. The assessment for each module will take one of the following two forms:
i) One 60 minute exam at the end of the semester (80%) and one or two assignments during the semester which will run concurrently with each of the modules (20%).
ii) Several assignments (written and/or oral) conducted during the semester. The assignments will run concurrently with the module.
In the first lecture of each module the lecturer will indicate which assessment option will be adopted.
Dates & times
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Trevor Smith Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours Three modules comprising twelve one hour lectures each throughout the semester; up to two one-hour tutorials per module. Only two modules run simultaneously in 4 week blocks, resulting in a maximum of 8 contact hours in any given week. Total 42 hours. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
Estimated total time commitment of 170 hours
- Subject notes
It is recommended that students who plan to major in Chemistry to also have completed the following:
- Mathematics and Statistics - two semesters of first year mathematics, for example MAST10005 Calculus 1, MAST10006 Calculus 2 and/or MAST10007 Linear Algebra.
- Physics - VCE Units 3/4 12 Physics or equivalent, for example PHYC10005 Physics 1: Fundamentals
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Informal specialisation Chemical Biotechnology specialisation Informal specialisation Selective subjects for B-BMED Informal specialisation Chemistry Major Chemistry Informal specialisation Chemistry Informal specialisation Chemistry specialisation Informal specialisation Chemical Physics specialisation Informal specialisation Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.