SLE330 - Materials Chemistry

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Wren Greene


One unit in SLE210, SLE214 or SLE235



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 2 x 4 hour practicals per trimester.


The materials we use are so central to the advancement of human civilization that we use them to define our history (eg. stone age, iron age, silicon age).  This unit will provide a basic introduction to materials chemistry using general theory and real world examples to give students an understanding of structure/property relationships, materials synthesis, materials characterization, and materials selection.  The course will present concepts of basic materials science, macromolecular/polymer chemistry, surface and interfacial chemistry, nanotechnology, and biomaterials with a focus on how these materials are made, used, and selected to meet the material needs of modern technology.


Assignment 1- 10%, assignment 2 (group project) 20%, 2 x class test (25% each) 50%, 2 x laboratory exercises/reports (10% each) 20%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve at least 50% in the laboratory component

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