Undergraduate | UNE-CHEM100 | 2024
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An introduction to fundamental chemical principles and concepts. You’ll cover chemical reactions, elements, lab techniques, and more. Learn to write up experiments. Build a foundation of chemistry skills to support you through further science study.
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- Study method
- 100% online
- Subject may require attendance
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
- 24 June 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 16 weeks
About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- understand chemistry plays an essential role in society;
- demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemical principles such as matter, elements, ions, molecules and compounds, atomic structure, measurements and chemical reactions;
- describe, interpret and explain basic chemical concepts including bonding, stoichiometry, solutions, acid-base and redox chemistry;
- describe and interpret types of hydrocarbons;
- solve simple mathematical and conceptual chemistry problems, and demonstrate a capability for self-directed learning; and
- communicate knowledge by interpreting the essential details of experimental procedures, key observations, results and conclusions; and applying theory.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
If you have never studied chemistry before, the background knowledge required for science-based degree programs can be intimidating. This is a foundation level subject, designed to help you to develop basic knowledge of key chemistry concepts for further university study. Studying with our supportive academic team, you will be introduced to the important role played by chemistry in society today. You will explore the core principles of the discipline, equipping you to understand fundamental concepts relating to matter, elements, ions, molecules and compounds, measurements, chemical reactions and bonding. With practical exercises that provide you with an experience in a range of lab techniques, our aim in this subject is to give you an appreciation of chemistry, and the confidence to become a flexible, independent scientific thinker.
Assessment 1: Online Quizzes. 4 online quizzes. Each individual quiz weighted at 5%. It is mandatory to achieve an overall pass in this component in order to pass the subject. Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6;
Assessment 2: Online Laboratory Skills Quiz. It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass the subject. Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6;
Assessment 3: Mid-Trimester Examination. It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass the subject. Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5;
Final Examination: Must obtain at least 45% in the Final Examination and obtain an overall passing grade. The exam will be offered online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit. Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
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- Assessment 1 (20%)
- Assessment 2 (15%)
- Assessment 3 (20%)
- Final Invigilated Examination (45%)
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- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete their subjects. UNE's minimum requirements for all students in relation to the hardware and software a student requires to support their learning are found at: http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
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