Courses & Units

Advanced Analytical Techniques (CSL) XGR504



For Higher Degree Research Candidates - an elective in the Graduate Certificate in Research


XGR504 will provide the postgraduate researcher with a greater understanding of the diversity, capability and applicability of  the specialist analytical equipment housed within the Central Science Laboratory (CSL). The unit will include an introductory overview of CSL capabilities followed by two instrument focussed practical/workshop based electives. During the elective candidates will work in the laboratory and be introduced to the techniques, principles of operation, issues related to the methodology, sample preparation, instrument maintenance, and data interpretation. Where possible students will be encouraged to bring along their own samples for analysis. Key focus will also be given to safety aspects  with students expected to prepare appropriate risk assessments.


Unit name Advanced Analytical Techniques (CSL)
Unit code XGR504
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Research Division
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research)
Discipline Graduate Certificate in Research Income

Dr Thomas Rodemann

Teaching staff

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Full Year Period On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Full Year Period 24/2/2020 15/4/2020 22/6/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,354.00 019999

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


Teaching Pattern


The unit starts on July 27 with two compulsory teaching days on 27-28 July 2020

Practical electives will occur on 4 days between mid-August to mid-September, dates TBC

NOTE: You will not be able to self-enrol via eStudent after 27 March 2020, please contact to request manual enrolment.

NOTE: No enrollments allowed after COB 24 July 2020


Each practical elective has three associated assessment tasks linked to the specific analytical technique and/or the individuals research project.  Candidates are expected to receive a pass grade for each assessment task.

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