SLE338 - Electrochemistry for a Sustainable Future

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Angel Torriero


One unit in SLE210, SLE214 or SLE235



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour scheduled online seminar per fortnight, 1 x 1 hour face-to-face seminar in alternate fortnights, 4 x 4 hours on-campus laboratory practical sessions.


Electrochemistry is found in a large number of natural and industrial applications. In this unit, students will learn the fundamentals of electrochemistry, and the applications of electrochemical methods to develop sustainable solutions using chemical processes. They will study the potential and thermodynamics of cells; kinetics of electrode reactions; mass transport processes into electrochemical systems; potentiostatic and galvanostatic electrochemical techniques which forms the basis for work as an electrochemist who work in diverse industries including research, medicine, manufacturing and energy sectors specialising in sensing, chemicals, matter and energy.


Practical reports 20%, practical assessment 30%, learning portfolio 50%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve at least 50% in the practical assessments.

Prescribed texts

Bard & Faulkner, 2000, Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications, 2nd edition, John Wiley & Sons

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