The Focus in Practical Chemical Analysis provides students with the opportunity to emphasize chemical detection, identification and measurement in a laboratory setting as part of any chemistry specialist or major program they are enrolled in. Having experience with and an understanding of methods for chemical analysis is of considerable value for both potential employers and students pursuing postgraduate research. Such skills are also fundamental to sustainable development goals related to our climate, water, and well-being. Chemical analysis has wide application in fields as diverse as: alternate energy and storage solutions; clinical medicine and research; drinking water quality and regulatory compliance; environmental monitoring and remediation; food quality and safety; pharmaceutical development, testing, and quality assurance; and product manufacturing and quality control. This focus will be attractive to students who wish to combine courses with a significant laboratory component that cover principles of chemical analysis such as: atomic spectroscopy; electrochemistry; molecular absorption, fluorescence, and infrared spectroscopy; mass and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry; and gas and liquid chromatography.
Enrolment in one of the following programs is required:
• Chemistry Specialist - ASSPE1376 (Focus Code: ASFOC1376D)
• Biological Chemistry Specialist - ASSPE1995 (Focus Code: ASFOC1995B)
• Pharmaceutical Chemistry Specialist - ASSPE1211 (Focus Code: ASFOC1211B)
• Materials Science Specialist - ASSPE2424 (Focus Code: ASFOC2424B)
• Synthetic & Catalytic Chemistry Specialist - ASSPE1377 (Focus Code: ASFOC1377B)
• Environmental Chemistry Specialist - ASSPE2543 (Focus Code: ASFOC2543D)
• Chemical Physics Specialist - ASSPE0600 (Focus Code: ASFOC0600B)
• Chemistry Major - ASMAJ1376 (Focus Code: ASFOC1376C)
• Environmental Chemistry Major - ASMAJ2543 (Focus Code: ASFOC2543C)
Completion of the Focus in Practical Chemical Analysis requires the following 2.5 credits:
- CHM317H1 (students in ASSPE1211 may use PHC340Y1)
- Additional courses to a total of 2.5 credits from: CHM338H1, CHM343H1, CHM379H1, CHM410H1, and CHM441H1. CHM395Y1 or CHM499Y1 may be used to fulfil this requirement with the permission of the department.