Environmental Chemistry (CU023)

Environmental Chemistry covers the important link between environmental studies and modern chemistry practices. This Graduate Certificate introduces students to essential concepts in environmental chemistry and provides essential knowledge and understanding of chemistry in the environment and the influence chemistry has on the environment- whether it be through natural occurrences or man made. Students will undertake laboratory-based detection of pollution (learning qualitative methods) such as extraction, precipitation and distillation which are standard for all environmental chemistry laboratory workplaces. They will also develop an understanding of the influence that chemistry practices have on the climate and how to detect these chemical changes. This course will provide students with skills and relevant knowledge for employment in government environmental agencies, analytical chemistry service companies, the fertiliser industry, the food and drink industry, mining, petrochemical and paper companies, organic fine chemical industry, the pharmaceuticals industry, polymers, petrochemical companies.

Course overview

Award abbreviation
GradCertEnvrChem
Course type
undergraduate certificate course
Status
not available in 2021
Intake periods
beginning of year and mid-year
Admission requirements
Minimum ATAR Threshold is . The ATAR Subject Prerequisites are
Administered by
Molecular Sciences

Course details

Structure
24 points comprising 4 six-point units. Students take four units in the semester.
Available to international students
No
Attendance type
Full- or part-time
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Fees
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Rules

Note: This course is not available in 2021.

Title

1. These rules are the Environmental Chemistry Course Rules.

Terms Used

2. The Glossary provides an explanation of the terms used in these rules.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

3.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials, Communication and Research Skills And Indigenous Studies Essentials module

4.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in an undergraduare degree course of the University for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module), Communication and Research Skills (the CARS module) and Indigenous Studies Essentials (the ISE module) in the teaching period in which they are first enrolled.

(2) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.

(3) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module or the ISE module is not required to repeat the relevant module.

Course structure

Satisfactory progress

Progress status

Deferrals

12. Applicants are not normally permitted to defer admission to this course and are expected to commence their course in the offered intake only. Applicants seeking admission to an alternative intake must submit a new application for that intake.