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CHE2165

Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)M Danquah/G Garnier/W Shen

Synopsis

Application of biology, colloid, polymer and surface science to biotechnology, nanotechnology, and sustainable engineering. Colloid stability/coagulation, polymer physics, polymers in colloidal systems and interfacial science. Elements of interfacial engineering and nanomaterials including micelle bilayers, liquid crystals, vesicles, bicontinuous structures. Cell biology and DNA including the introduction of the cell, the parts of the cell, cellular composition and the different types of cells used in biotechnology. The cell as a factory. DNA and the central theme of DNA processes and applications. Examples of bio-nano engineering in food science.

Objectives

Develop the ability to apply the basic concepts of biology, colloid, surface and polymer science to applications in biotechnology, nanotechnology and sustainable processes. Develop teamwork and communications skills. Develop the skills to undertake a literature search and prepare a literature review.

Assessment

Mid-semester test: 10%
Individual and team projects: 40%
Examination (2 hours): 50%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Paul Webley

Contact hours

2 hours lectures, 3 hours practice sessions/laboratory sessions and 7 hours of private study per week

Prerequisites

VCE Chemistry (or ENG1070 or CHM1011 or equivalent)