Courses & Units

Environmental Chemistry KRA211

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

This unit will develop an understanding of the chemical behaviour of important elements and compounds in the environment, with an emphasis on aquatic, marine, atmospheric and soil chemistry. Topics include aspects of inorganic (eg metals, chelating agents, particulates) and organic pollutants (eg insecticides, herbicides, industrial chemicals); pollutants in the aquatic environment; industrial, rural and urban water treatment; introductory soil chemistry; the Greenhouse Effect and urban air pollution.

The Unit not only meets the needs of chemists but has direct relevance to students with interests in earth sciences, life sciences and environmental science.

Summary

Unit name Environmental Chemistry
Unit code KRA211
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Physical Sciences
Discipline Chemistry
Coordinator

Dr Trevor Lewis

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

KRA113 and KRA114; or KRA101 and KRA102; or KRA170

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

4x1hr lectures/ tutorials weekly, excursion, assignments and reports.

Assessment

3 hr exam (65%), mid semester test (10%), assignments and reports (25%)

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Textbooks

Required

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