Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2021. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.
Satisfactory completion of the laboratory component is an essential requirement for students to pass this unit.
Students may not concurrently enrol in KRA001 Foundation Chemistry and KRA161 Chemistry for Life Sciences.
To enrol in this unit, please compete the online form at: https://www.utas.edu.au/foundation-units
This unit aims to provide you with an introduction to chemical principles sufficient to be used as a pre-requisite for first Year chemistry units at the University of Tasmania. It is not designed to be a replacement for Year 12 Chemistry as it only covers topics of direct relevance as a background to the first year units. Topics include the nature of matter, the fundamentals of chemical structure and bonding and chemical reactions, the states of matter, an introduction to chemical analysis, acid base chemistry and organic chemistry.
|Unit name||Chemistry Foundation Unit|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Susan Turland|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Hobart||5 Week Session Jan A||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Launceston||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Launceston||5 Week Session Jan A||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|5 Week Session Jan A||3/1/2022||10/1/2022||20/1/2022||6/2/2022|
* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of introductory chemical principles and theories.
- Apply chemical principles and theories to predict and explain the chemical and physical properties of substances, their structure and the interactions that take place between them.
- Display competence in working in an individual and team environment both within a learning space and laboratory space.
- Demonstrate problem-solving skills from experimental and theoretical approaches, in addition to knowing when to accept evidence contrary to established beliefs.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
If you have any questions in relation to the fees, please contact UConnect or more information is available on StudyAssist.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Semester 3: 6 weeks self-directed full time study (120 hours) with access for help from the Unit Coordinator by email or phone and 2 compulsory laboratory workshop days (14 hours in total)requiring attendance at either the Hobart or Launceston campus.
Semesters 1&2: 2 hr tutorial workshop and either 2.5 hrs practical fortnightly (6 wks) or 2-3 workshop days during semester.
|Assessment||Quizzes (30%)|Test (10%)|Examination (50%)|Lab reports|Assignment (10%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
|Required||Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.||Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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