SLE316 - Analytical Chemistry and the Environment


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: SBC316
EFTSL value: 0.125




Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

3 x 1 hour lectures per week, 4 x 2 hour practical experience (workshops) per trimester, 5 x 4 hour practical experience (laboratory) per trimester.


This unit builds upon prior chemical knowledge, in relation to spectroscopy and separation science, and introduces the fundamental principles and applications of certain analytical techniques. There is a significant emphasis on solving real problems in chemical measurement in clinical, environmental and industrial applications. Areas of study will include: sample handling, gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, molecular spectroscopy, electrochemical detection and automation/miniaturisation of chemical analysis.

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