Molecular Technology

Subject 610-333 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Lectures and tutorials optional

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 lectures (3 per week for 12 weeks) and tutorials (optional)
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours total time commitment.

At least two of

  • 610-210 or 610-211 (prior to 2009)
  • 610-220 or 610-221 (prior to 2009)
  • 610-240 or 610-241 (prior to 2009)
  • 610-260 (prior to 2009)
  • Environmental Chemistry
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Dr Uta Wille
Subject Overview:

Upon completion of this subject, students should have an understanding of the development and application of molecular technology. Developments in the modern chemistry industry will be examined together with the rise of 'new' technologies in the biological, materials and nanotechnology sectors. Additionally, the course continues the development and training of students in scientific method, analysis and observation. It teaches students skills in interpretation, professional presentation and quantitative analysis.

The program will be selected from the following topics:

  • petrochemicals: synthesis on the industrial scale; non-renewable and renewable carbon sources;

  • pharmaceuticals and Agricultural Derivatives: natural and synthetic agents for animal and human health and crop protection;

  • industrial processes involving photochemical, electrochemical, sonochemical and stereoselective key steps;

  • polymers: fundamental properties; smart polymers; biodegradable systems, conducting polymers;

  • advanced materials: introduction to materials chemistry, bonding, band structure, electronic and optical properties of materials; atomic force microscopy, scanning tunnelling microscopy; quantum size effects; advanced materials such as conducting glass, solar cells, LEDs.

Objectives: .

Three 30-minute take home tests held during the semester (10%); a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (90%).

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Notes: Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 BSc), BASc or a combined BSc course will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Biotechnology

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