Courses & Units

Environmental Chemistry KRA211

Hobart, Launceston



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.


Unit name Environmental Chemistry
Unit code KRA211
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Chemistry

Andrew Seen

Teaching staff

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


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

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050900 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,783.00

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KRA113 and KRA114; or KRA101 and KRA102; or KRA170


Teaching Pattern

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


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

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