Bachelor of Science (Ecochemistry) (BSc(EcoChem))

Program Code

BSC

Program Minimum Units

72

Standard Duration

3 Years

Program Faculty

Faculty of Sciences

AQF Level

07

Academic Year

2017

Special Notes

This program will not be offered in 2016.

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

This program trains students in how to address environmental issues such as the greenhouse effect, ozone layer depletion, the use of pesticides and air, water and soil pollution using core training in chemistry. Students are introduced to emerging areas including green (environmentally benign) chemistry and the environmental implications of traditional and modern chemical industries. First year involves core studies in chemistry, biology and earth sciences. Second year has a strong focus on chemistry, including specialist studies in environmental, biological and analytical chemistry, but students also supplement their studies with optional courses in related environmental or ecological areas. Field-based collection and measurement is a popular feature of second year. In third year, students focus on advanced topics that examine the relationship between chemistry and the environment. In particular, students develop expertise in chemical synthesis and gain an understanding of the physical and chemical properties of compounds of contemporary environmental significance. Students also undertake investigative and research activities into contemporary eco-chemical problems.
The Bachelor of Science (Ecochemistry) is an AQF Level 7 program with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Science (Ecochemistry)

There shall be a Bachelor of Science (Ecochemistry) .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Science (Ecochemistry), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:

  1. Courses to the value of 24 units at each of Level I, II and III
  2. Core courses to the value of at least 45 units, which will include a major in Ecochemistry
  3. Elective courses to the value of at least 24 units, but not including BIOLOGY 1201 Biology I: Human Perspectives
  4. A major from the Bachelor of Science may be presented
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 42 units.

Level I

Courses to the value of 9 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
BIOLOGY 1101 Biology I: Molecules, Genes and Cells 3
GEOLOGY 1100 Earth's Interior I 3
GEOLOGY 1103 Earth Systems I 3

and

Courses to the value of at least 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
BIOLOGY 1202 Biology I: Organisms 3
ENV BIOL 1002 Ecological Issues I 3

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Note: Course pre-requisites apply.
 

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CHEM 1100 Chemistry IA 3
CHEM 1200 Chemistry IB 3
CHEM 1101 Foundations of Chemistry IA 3
CHEM 1201 Foundations of Chemistry IB 3
CHEM 1311 Chemistry IB(S) 3
CHEM 1310 Chemistry IA(S) 3

Level II

Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CHEM 2512 Chemistry IIA (Ecochemistry) 3
CHEM 2530 Environmental & Analytical Chemistry II 3
CHEM 2522 Chemistry IIB (Ecochemistry) 3
CHEM 2540 Medicinal & Biological Chemistry II 3

Level III

Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CHEM 3111 Chemistry III 6
CHEM 3211 Synthesis of Materials III 3
CHEM 3212 Fundamentals of Materials III 3