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Area/Catalogue
CHEM 3020

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
105353

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

To extend the concepts and skills acquired in second year courses containing strong principles of physical, inorganic, and/or organic chemistry as their basis; To introduce the concepts of molecular-level, building-block logic supporting the concepts of “Bottom-up” and Supramolecular chemistry leading to a stronger understanding of the development of materials and their properties from a nanometer-scale perspective; To blend recent and current research activities from selected peer-reviewed literature articles exemplifying Nanochemistry and/or Nanomaterials Science with a focus on analysing their fundamental principles.

Course content

The physical chemistry of interfaces and its role in Nanochemistry; Molecular assembly as a tool-kit for materials design at the nanometer scale; and/or the principles of Supramolecular chemistry as a principle supporting the “Bottom-up” approach to Nano-scale systems. Application of these principles to recent and current topics associated with Nanochemistry, Nanomaterials science, and/or Bionanotechnology.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

At least two Level 2 courses within the Chemistry Major.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Workshop 3 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Topic presentation and discussion N/A 15% 45 minutes
Project - essay 1500 - 2000 words 30% N/A
Examination N/A 55% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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