Courses & Units

Applied Chemistry ZAS115

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


In this unit, you will gain an insight into the world of chemistry via industry processes. You will work through collaborative and individual activities covering a range of topics such as the chemical basics of matter, introductory chemical analysis, states of matter, acid-base chemistry and organic chemistry. You will apply your fundamental chemistry knowledge while learning essential laboratory skills in a workshop setting. The theories and skills acquired throughout the term will enable you to design solutions in an industry context, and to reflect on your approach and reasoning.


Unit name Applied Chemistry
Unit code ZAS115
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Science

Susan Turland

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 4 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 4 On-Campus Off-Campus Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 4 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 4 12/10/2020 2/11/2020 17/11/2020 18/12/2020

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

1. Recall and explain introductory principles and theories of chemistry.

2. Identify and explain the properties and interactions of substances.

3. Solve technical and theoretical chemistry problems

4. Identify, evaluate and use relevant discipline tools and techniques

5. Identify and evaluate relevant behaviours, principles and perspectives in the workplace

6. Use reflective and deliberate thinking to generate plans for self-development

7. Apply practice and discipline-based skills and knowledge to communicate solutions to real world problems



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 010500

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Teaching Pattern
  • Lectures online
  • Tutorials 1-2 hours per week
  • Labs/workshops/field trips: up to 6 days per term

AT1: Weekly engagement activities involving theory, relationship to industry and reflection – 40%

AT2: Quiz during workshop for recall, explanation and application of chemical theories – 20%

AT3: Scenario: Project & Portfolio – 40%

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