CHEM 7500 - M. Philosophy Chemistry (3 units)

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014

This course covers a range of advanced topics in chemistry, the methods of presentation and assessment of which vary according to module. Students enrolled in this course select three of the following modules: Advanced Organo-metallic Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Contemporary Chemistry. A Link with the Past, NMR Spectroscopy, Reactive Intermediates in Organic Synthesis, Statistical Mechanics of Liquids and Special Topic in Chemistry. Modules should be selected in consultation with the Postgraduate Coordinator and the Principal Supervisor. In addition, the course will cover fundamental occupational, health and safety requirements specific to chemistry and provide training in chemical and hazard management.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CHEM 7500
    Course M. Philosophy Chemistry (3 units)
    Coordinating Unit School of Chemistry & Physics
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 7 hours per week
    Restrictions Only available to M. Philosophy program in Chemical Science
    Course Description This course covers a range of advanced topics in chemistry, the methods of presentation and assessment of which vary according to module.
    Students enrolled in this course select three of the following modules: Advanced Organo-metallic Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Contemporary Chemistry. A Link with the Past, NMR Spectroscopy, Reactive Intermediates in Organic Synthesis, Statistical Mechanics of Liquids and Special Topic in Chemistry.
    Modules should be selected in consultation with the Postgraduate Coordinator and the Principal Supervisor.
    In addition, the course will cover fundamental occupational, health and safety requirements specific to chemistry and provide training in chemical and hazard management.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Stephen Lincoln

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. demonstrate an advanced understanding of the methods and processes of chemistry as a creative endeavour;
    2. demonstrate an understanding of the close relationship between scientific research and the development of new knowledge in a global context;
    3. demonstrate that current scientific knowledge is both contestable and testable by further enquiry;
    4. apply the concepts and theories of a range of advanced topics in chemistry;
    5. analyse, interpret and critically evaluate research findings;
    6. present information, articulate arguments and conclusions, in a variety of modes, to audiences in their field of research;
    7. comply with regulatory frameworks (including OH&S) and practising professional ethics relevant to the chemistry field;
    8. undertake independent research in a chemistry field.
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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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  • Assessment

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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