Courses & Units

Chemistry 1A KRA113


This unit (along with Chemistry 1B in Semester 2) is the required prerequisite for students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to any second-year chemistry unit.
The unit builds on the introduction to chemistry given in year 12 and provides a foundation to four of the sub disciplines of chemistry: analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.
Emphasis is placed on:
• The development of an understanding of the underlying concepts in chemistry, so that generalisations regarding the physical and chemical properties of substances can be made.
• The development of problem solving ability.
• The expansion of the skills necessary to carry out experiments safely and efficiently in the laboratory.

The unit is delivered in blended mode with the equivalent of 36 hours of lecture content provided as recordings via MyLO across 12 weeks, complemented with 2 hours weekly face-to-face or online workshops / tutorials and 24 hours (or equivalent) laboratory experience, either undertaken as weekly 3 hour laboratory sessions or an intensive block of laboratory sessions over 2-3 days late in the semester.

Whilst the unit is formally offered in on-campus study mode, the blended delivery mode combined with the intensive block of laboratory sessions over 2-3 days late in the semester provides an option for “off-campus” study – students wishing to undertake the unit in the “off-campus” study mode should contact the Unit Coordinator for further details.


Unit name Chemistry 1A
Unit code KRA113
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Chemistry
Coordinator Doctor Nathan Kilah
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


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


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? 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. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemical principles and theories.
  • Apply chemical principles to explain the chemical and physical properties of substances, their structure and the interactions that take place between them.
  • Apply chemical concepts and theoretical principles to solve problems.
  • Test and investigate theoretical chemical principles by successfully using fundamental experimental techniques in the laboratory.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for self-directed learning, working responsibly and safely and recognise the critical role chemistry plays in society.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
010501 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,701.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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 What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.



CHM415115 Chemistry or (KRA161 or [KRA001 and (MTG315115 General Mathematics or MTM315117 Mathematics Methods - Foundation or MTM415117 Mathematics Methods or KMA002 or KMA003 or KMA100])

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

On-campus: 2 x 1-hr online problem-solving sessions (13 wks), online topic tests (3) online assignments (9) and 3-hr laboratory (6 wks).

Off-campus: on-line learning resources, online topic tests (3) online assignments (9) and intensive laboratory sessions to be held on Hobart campus (2 days).

AssessmentAssignments (x9) (20%)|Tests (x3) (20%)|Examination (60%)|Laboratory
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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