CHM3980 - Chemistry study abroad - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Chemistry

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Philip Wai Hong Chan


Assoc Professor Ekaterina Pas

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


Students must have achieved a 65 average over three level-two or level-three chemistry units or; special permission from the unit coordinator.


If not already taken, students are required to complete 18 points of level three chemistry units. These units can be completed prior to or within the calendar year of the CHM3980 enrolment (or across two years if applicable).


This unit provides students with the opportunity to carry out a research project overseas as part of their final year of study in chemistry. The project may be carried out within a university or industry research laboratory by arrangement and approval of the Head of School. Allied with the practical work will be online tutorial materials and support 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;
  2. Practice an in depth understanding of one or several aspects of modern practical chemistry;
  3. Demonstrate safe laboratory practices and apply OHSE principles;
  4. Use chemical databases to aid in the design of a project strategy;
  5. Analyse data associated with a project and relate this to overall project goals;
  6. Present their data and conclusions to the broader chemistry community in both oral and written formats;
  7. Analyse how their project links to the social and environmental responsibility of chemists in the global community.
  8. Reflect on professional and technical skills development.


Laboratory work: 20%

Reflective assessment: 10%

Project report: 60%

Oral presentation: 10%

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study