JQU0017 - Applications in Organic Chemistry

    Unit code: JQU0017 | Study level: TAFE
    City Campus
    Footscray Park
    JQU0015 - Chemistry: It Matters
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit will explore how organic chemistry, the study of carbon containing compounds, has been used to address countless issues or problems within a range of industries including food, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, biotechnological and plastics. In doing so, the unit will cover the structure, naming, properties, composition, preparation and reactions of saturated, unsaturated and aromatic compounds. Students will identify and conduct an investigation within a localised context.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Describe the structure and properties of different classes of organic functional compounds;
    2. Explain abstract chemical concepts use the lexicon of science;
    3. Review a range of scientific and media journal articles and discuss the chemical processes, claims and conclusions used to problem solve contemporary problems; and
    4. Select appropriate techniques and resources for observing, testing and measuring organic chemical reactions.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 20%
    Analyse current journal articles relating to research in organic chemistry and discuss the applications of organic chemistry.
    Assessment type: Portfolio
    Grade: 40%
    Maintain an electronic record of scientific learning including laboratory work and reflection on what has been learned from the work.
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 40%
    Conduct an investigation into an application of organic chemistry and communicate findings in a presentation.

    As part of a course

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