CHEM306 Materials Chemistry

Updated: 08 January 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
28 April 2019 01 May 2019 Mandatory The intensive school is mandatory for online students only. Students must attend the Mandatory Intensive School which is held in Armidale.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites (CHEM120 and CHEM210) or CHEM204 or CHEM220 or CHEM250 or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions CHEM306A or CHEM406 or CHEM506
Notes None
Combined Units CHEM506 - Materials Chemistry
Coordinator(s) Zhongfan Jia (zjia2@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit is an introduction to the preparation, behaviour, and analysis of materials from a molecular perspective. Materials covered in the unit include macromolecules, colloids, zeolites, nanotubes and surfactants. Analytical techniques including electron microscopy, thermal analysis, atomic force microscopy, and light scattering will be discussed.

Important Information

Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.

Further information

Referenced Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Reference material is held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Interfacial Science: An Introduction

ISBN: 9780199571185
Barnes, G. and Gentle, I., Oxford University Press 2nd ed. 2011

Note: Available from the Dixson Library, UNE.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Polymer Science and Technology

ISBN: 9780137039555
Fried, J., Prentice Hall 3rd ed. 2014

Note: Available from the Dixson Library, UNE.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 6%
Assessment Notes

Qualitative and quantitative questions.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2

Compulsory Assessment 2 6%
Assessment Notes

Qualitative and quantitative questions.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2

Compulsory Assessment 3 5%
Assessment Notes

Oral component of a research project. Online students must complete this during the Intensive School.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3

Compulsory Assessment 4 8%
Assessment Notes

Qualitative and quantitative questions.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2

Compulsory Assessment 5 15% approx 2000
Assessment Notes

Written component of research project.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3

Compulsory Assessment 6 30%
Assessment Notes

Laboratory/practical work plus associated reports. Students must submit all practical reports and gain an overall pass in the practical component in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 4

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 30%
Assessment Notes

It is mandatory to pass the final examination in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate, with in-depth knowledge of materials, an understanding of the physical basis for the properties, synthesis, and analysis of polymers, colloids, surfactants, and other molecular structures of importance in materials chemistry (on a level suitable as a basis for further study in the physical sciences at honours or postgraduate level for 300-level students);
  2. apply this understanding to analyse and generate solutions to solve numerical problems in quantitative aspects of materials chemistry;
  3. use knowledge, skills and well-developed judgement to seek out and critically assess the literature to report qualitatively on fundamental and applied materials chemistry and the social and environmental implications of materials chemistry; and
  4. carry out and interpret, with applied technical knowledge, experiments in materials chemistry.