Course Title: Chemistry Laboratory 2B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chemistry Laboratory 2B

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


135H Applied Sciences


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2016


City Campus


171H School of Science


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Dr Jeff Hughes

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3370

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 3.2.16

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have a background in basic University-level theoretical and practical chemistry and have completed at least 24 credit points of year 1 level study. Recommended courses are CHEM1030 chemistry of Materials 1 and CHEM1031 Chemistry of Materials 2, or an equivalent course or provide evidence of equivalent capabilities.

Course Description

This course extends the range of laboratory skills and knowledge of chemistry the student has gained in first year with more advanced skills, advanced topics and new concepts. Students variously work individually and in small teams, and hence this course develops students’ skills in responsibility, teamwork and leadership, negotiation, allocation of time and resources, and communication. Finally, students present the results as written reports, further developing their skills in written communication.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:(PLOs)

PLO-2 Scientific knowledge
PLO-2.1 You will have exhibited depth and breadth of chemistry knowledge by demonstrating a knowledge of, and applying the principles and concepts of chemistry

PLO-3 Inquiry, Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
PLO-3.1 You will be able to investigate and solve qualitative and quantitative problems in the chemical sciences, both individually and in teams, by synthesising and evaluating information from a range of sources, including traditional and emerging information technologies and methods
PLO-3.2 You will be able to formulate hypotheses, proposals and predictions and design and undertake experiments and projects in a safe and responsible manner

PLO-4 Communication
PLO-4.1 You will be able to communicate chemical knowledge by presenting information, effectively communicating scientific results, information or arguments, in a variety of modes, to diverse audiences, and for a range of purposes

PLO-5 Personal and professional responsibility
PLO-5.4 You will have will develop an ability to work collaboratively.

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to: 

  1. Access and use a variety of learning materials and resources;
  2. Demonstrate a systematic approach when solving problems relating to scientific applications in a laboratory environment;
  3. Work individually, or in a small team;
  4. Present your laboratory results in a clear, concise and scientific manner;
  5. Apply the concepts, terminology, conventions and calculations important in chemistry.


Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:

• completion of laboratory and practical exercises designed to give further practice in the application of theory and procedures, and to give feedback on student progress and understanding;
• problem solving, writing concise informative reports and data manipulation .

Total Study Hours

Teacher guided hours (laboratory classes): 60 hrs /semester

Learner directed hours: 60hrs/ semester (data manipulation, writing laboratory reports)


Overview of Learning Resources

You will be provided with lists of relevant texts, library resources,  including appropriate journals and  access to relevant Internet internet sites. You will also receive a comprehensive laboratory manual.

Overview of Assessment

Note that: This course has no hurdle requirements.

This is a practical based course and the assessment is based on:

Laboratory reports (11) submitted after the completion of each experiment (50%)

This assessment supports CLOs 2,4,5

Performance in the Laboratory assessed by the demonstrators (50%)

This assessment supports CLOs 1,2,3