SLE235 - Chemical Systems


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
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EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Intensive: Students are required to attend an intensive mode short course (classes/workshops and laboratories) taught in first four weeks of Trimester 3 at Burwood (Melbourne) 4 x 3 hour classes/workshops per week (weeks 1 and 2), 2 x 3 hour classes/workshops per week (weeks 3), 1 x 4 hour laboratory class per week (weeks 1-4).


Chemical systems are governed by the interactions between molecules, their bonding and their reactivity. This unit will build on concepts introduced in level-1 chemistry. Topics will include the nature of chemistry, green chemistry, bonding, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, kinetics, equilibrium and control of chemical reactions. Examples will be drawn from biomedical science, food science and industrial applications.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve at least 50% in the laboratory component, in addition to the normal requirement of at least 50% overall for the unit.  The critique and case study are due throughout the seven weeks after the intensive face-to-face class sessions.

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