Introduction to Chemistry (8775.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Science||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts in chemistry, and how to apply this knowledge in novel settings;
2. Apply skills in chemical investigations and the analysis of chemical data;
3. Apply skills in working independently and/or in a group; and
4. Apply skills in communicating ideas in chemistry.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
A key outcome of this unit is is for students to develop a capacity to organize and manage their time in the context of being a successful university student. This includes a commitment to engage in the unit and to complete set tasks on time.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 1||22 February 2021||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 1||21 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
The Mid-semester test will be completed and submitted in class. The Laboratory Journal will be prpeared prior to and during the Laboratory classes and submitted twice duing the semester. The Assessable practical, online homework and final assessment will be submitted electronically through Canvas.
Special assessment requirements
It is compulsory for students to attend all tutorials, workshops and all laboratory sessions. If a student is unable to attend due to illness or other extenuating circumstances, a medical certificate or other appropriate supporting documentation must be supplied to the unit convener prior to, or within three days after the missed session. Failure to attend at least 80% of the tutorials (10 out of 12), workshops (9 out of 11) and laboratory sessions (9 out of 11) without a medical certificate or similar documentation can result in failure in the unit. Students must attempt and submit all assessment items to pass this unit Including:
Mid-Semester Test (20%) + Laboratory Journal (15%) + Assessable Practical (15%) + On-Line Homwork (10%) + Final Assessment (40%) = 100%
1. Obtain a minimum of 40% on the final assessment; and
2. Obtain a mark of 50% or better overall.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The 150 hours include time spent in classes. The unit occupies a total of 15 weeks including the examination period. Therefore it is expected that you should spend about 10 hours per week for this unit. This might be broken up as follows:
|Journal Preparation||1 hours|
|Private study including required reading||2 hours|
Students should attend all classes.
Participation in laboratory classes is a compulsory condition of this unit, and attendance will be recorded. You must participate in at least 80% of Workshops, laboratory and tutorial classes to pass this unit (e.g. at least 10 out of 12 classes). In the event that you cannot attend your assigned laboratory class due to illness or unavoidable commitments, contact the Unit Convener as soon as possible to negotiate an alternate lab class later in the week (if available).
Required IT skills
You should know how to navigate on-line websites and be able to use standard software packages such as Word and Excel.
Students will require to purchase a lab coat and safety glasses. A scientific calculator is required during tutorial, labs and exams.
This is a HECS supported unit. However, Student Services and Amenities (SSAF) fees must be paid prior to the census date.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- UC College Trimester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (200208)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (193036)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (192225)
- Semester 2, 2018, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (182340)
- Semester 1, 2018, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (182339)