CHEM3002 Chemical Explorations

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Physical and Analytical specialisation in the Chemistry major sequence
  • Level 3 core unit in the Synthetic specialisation in the Chemistry major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
This unit is compulsory for all students taking a major in Chemistry. It provides an introduction to the application of chemical skills to problems in the real world through a number of structured enquiry-based learning approaches. These include literature searching to locate background information and data relevant to the problems, a range of experiments conducted by small teams of students, oral/visual presentations of results and extensive interaction via the LMS (Learning Management System) discussion board. Emphasis is also placed on more advanced aspects of core chemical principles and experimental techniques common to physical, analytical, inorganic and organic chemistry.
Students are able to (1) identify key aspects of real-world chemical problems; (2) further their skills development in scientific writing, problem solving, critical analysis, teamwork; and (3) acquire skills in the conduct of research to solve chemical problems.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) seminar on journal article; (2) research proposal; and (3) laboratory reports. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Killugudi Swaminatha Iyer
Unit rules
CHEM3001 Essential Chemical Skills
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.