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CHEM3888: Chemistry Interdisciplinary Project

In this unit, you will adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to solve a real-world problem in one of three research areas: i) Functional Energy Materials, ii) Self-assembled Nanomaterials and iii) Molecular Innovations in Health. You will apply your discipline expertise in chemistry to understand the challenge, design potential solutions to the problem, and then work collaboratively with students in other disciplines (science, government, business, law, marketing, engineering) to consider solutions to the problem from a broader perspective and how these could positively impact the community. This unit will allow you to understand the challenge through stories of scientific endeavour that led to the discovery of chemistry-based solutions to societal challenges, then extend that knowledge through collecting and analysing data on new technologies as you move to design innovative approaches. You will learn to work in interdisciplinary teams and communicate your findings to a broad audience. You will build key skills in problem solving, team work and written/oral communication that will equip you for future research and professional pathways in science, technology, health, business and public policy.

Code CHEM3888
Academic unit Chemistry Academic Operations
Credit points 6
(CHEM2521 or CHEM2921 or CHEM2991 or CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915) and an additional (6cp of CHEM2XXX)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Apply disciplinary knowledge to solve problems in an interdisciplinary context.
  • LO2. Find, define and delimit authentic problems in order to address them.
  • LO3. Create an investigation strategy, explore solutions, discuss approaches and predict outcomes.
  • LO4. Analyse data using modern information technology and digital skills.
  • LO5. Demonstrate integrity, confidence, personal resilience and the capacity to manage challenges, both individually and in teams.
  • LO6. Collaborate with diverse groups and across cultural and disciplinary boundaries to develop solution(s) to the project problems.
  • LO7. Communicate project outcomes effectively to a broad audience.