CHEM255-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Contemporary Chemistry: Technology, Environment, and Health

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


This course focuses on the interface between chemical technology, the environment and health. Case-studies examine contemporary challenges of optimising the benefits of chemical technology, including such topics as "green chemistry", technology spin-offs and environmental impact.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


30 points from CHEM111, CHEM112, BCHM112, CHEM211 and CHEM212. RP: CHEM281


Recommended Preparation

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 A9 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 E14 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 12 Aug
8 Oct - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 A6 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 12 Aug
8 Oct - 21 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 111 16 Jul - 12 Aug
8 Oct - 21 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 West 533 13 Aug - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 7 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Owen Curnow


Ian Shaw , Sally Gaw and Greg Russell

Guest Lecturer

Adjunct Prof Murray McEwan

Course links

Course handout and content (PDF 249KB)

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $865.00

International fee $3,788.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences on the department and colleges page.

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