Faculty of Science

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Science
Organisational UnitSchool of Chemistry
Monash Passport categoryResearch Challenge (Investigate Program)
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Kellie Tuck


This course allows students to devote themselves to a substantial laboratory project as part of their final year of study in Chemistry. The project may be carried out within the School of Chemistry teaching and research laboratories or in an industrial laboratory by arrangement and approval of the Head of School. Allied with the practical work will be tutorial materials and discussion on formal matters relating to OH&S, database searching, data analysis and presentation and report presentation.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of modern laboratory practices and procedures;

  1. Practice an in depth understanding of one or several aspects of modern practical chemistry;

  1. Demonstrate safe laboratory practices and apply OHSE principles;

  1. Use chemical databases to aid in the design of a project strategy;

  1. Analyse data associated with a project and relate this to overall project goals;

  1. Present their data and conclusions to the broader chemistry community in both oral and written formats;

  1. Analyse how their project links to the social and environmental responsibility of chemists in the global community.


Laboratory work: 30%
Project report: 60%
Oral presentation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

72 hours laboratory work per semester or equivalent


Students must pass 24 points at second level with a distinction average, including 12 points minimum in the discipline directly related to the project.


18 additional points of level three chemistry selected from CHM3911, CHM3922, CHM3941, CHM3952