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Undergraduate | RMI-SCC110 | 2023

Analytical Science

Examine a dynamic career. Expose the human benefits of testing and monitoring food, medicine and waste. Determine and measure substances. Observe and gage natural and artificial substances using new and old methods. Get experience in real settings.

Study method
100% online
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 29 May 2023

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About this subject

  • The objectives of this course are to develop your knowledge and capabilities in areas of chemistry that are particularly relevant to the analysis of a range of sample types. Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

    1. State the key principles of different analytical techniques and apply this knowledge to perform chemical calculations and analyse data
    2. Apply analytical chemistry techniques including and discuss experimental results using tables, plots, and interpret them using knowledge acquired through lectures, tutorials and private study
    3. Adhere to protocols and procedures, take appropriate precautions to ensure laboratory processes are followed with regard to environmental, occupational health and safety, and ethical standards and regulations
    4. Work independently and in teams in the laboratory and in tutorial-based exercises through practical classes and observations

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:

  • RMI-SCC100-Chemistry of Materials 1 (no longer available)


There are no enforced pre-requisites or co-requisites for this course. It is assumed however, that you will have acquired the knowledge and capabilities normally developed in year-12 VCE (or equivalent level) chemistry or that you will be able to provide evidence of equivalent capabilities.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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