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CHM3990 - Chemistry project

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Science

Leader: Dr Stuart Batten


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


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 have: developed an understanding of modern laboratory practice and procedures, including OHSE, developed an in depth understanding of one or several aspects of modern practical chemistry, gained experience with data base searching, data handling and presentation and enhanced their professional skills in problem solving, written and oral presentations.


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

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 3 chemistry, selected from CHM3911, CHM3922, CHM3941, CHM3952