Overview

Registrations for Semester 2 close on 14 July 2020

Bridging programs in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics are offered to students and the general community to help you meet the requirements to undertake tertiary-level studies.

Successfully completing the chemistry bridging program will give you the assumed knowledge in chemistry for QUT courses and meet the science prerequisite for courses in education. This program may also meet assumed knowledge or prerequisites for other institutions.

For the assumed knowledge or prerequisite subjects for QUT courses, check our guide for assumed knowledge and recommended study.

Who should participate

This program is for students who:

  • want to obtain a sound assumed knowledge in senior chemistry for their university studies
  • need to update their chemistry knowledge.

Delivery

Where:

QUT Kelvin Grove
Victoria Park Rd
Kelvin Grove
Qld 4059

Room details will be confirmed closer to the program start date.

When:

Attendance at all sessions is required.

Semester Start date Program end and exam date Class days and times Registration closing date
Semester 1, 20203 February 202020 May 2020Monday and Wednesday 5.30pm-7.30pm
Break: 13/4 to 17/4        
 27 January 2020
Semester 2, 202021 July 202015 October 2020Tuesday and Thursday, 5.30pm-7.30pm14 July 2020
Summer Semester, 2020TBC

Details:


This program is only delivered on campus

Cost

Fee: $790 per person (GST-free).

You must pay the full fee online by credit/debit card when you register.

FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP are not available for bridging programs.

Contact

For registration or payment queries, contact the bridging programs team.


Registrations for Semester 2 close on 14 July 2020

Bridging Chemistry is a preparatory program aimed at helping you gain the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to enter tertiary study with a substantial science component. The content is based on current senior secondary schooling Chemistry curriculum which focusses on the study of materials and their properties and structure.

Bridging Chemistry aims to provide you with an understanding of a variety of fundamental chemical concepts, as well as providing you with the opportunity to think critically and scientifically. The course is concerned with evaluating claims, investigating ideas, solving problems, reasoning, drawing valid conclusions and developing evidence-based arguments. Through the program content you will also develop an appreciation for the nature and the development of science, and its use and influence on society.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Measure, calculate and present scientific data related to chemistry concepts.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of chemical principles and theories.
  3. Apply chemical principles and theories to predict and explain the chemical and physical properties of substances, their structure and the interactions that take place between them.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the central role of chemistry in other branches of natural science and to recognise the central role that chemistry has in understanding the natural world.
  5. Demonstrate problem solving skills from experimental and theoretical approaches.

Content

The topics covered include:

  • Atomic structure
  • Electron configuration
  • Bonding
  • Chemical reactions
  • Stoichiometry
  • Aqueous solutions
  • Kinetic and equilibrium
  • Thermodynamics
  • Acids and bases
  • Redox reactions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Organic chemistry nomenclature
  • Isomerism
  • Organic functional groups and reactions
  • Introductory biochemistry

Approaches to teaching and learning

This program uses a science inquiry approach which involves identifying and posing questions and working to answer them. You will be exposed to science inquiry skills including processing, analysing and interpreting evidence; evaluating conclusions, processes and claims; and reflecting on learning.

As the program is designed to develop science inquiry skills you will engage in scaffolded and open-ended science inquiry tasks to develop these skills. These include processing, analysing and interpreting evidence; evaluating conclusions, processes and claims and communicating findings.

This program includes individualised support with an experience science teacher. A range of support strategies will be available including face to face, email and online options.

Assessment

General assessment information

Assessment for this program is largely exam-based and will assess your understanding of the concepts discussed.  The online module participation and mid-semester examination are formative assessment pieces which will provide you with an accurate idea of your progress through the unit.  Formative assessment will also be weaved throughout lessons to ensure that you are constantly aware of your understanding.

Feedback to students

In this unit you will receive feedback on your learning and assessment. Regular in-class opportunities are provided for you to participate in problem solving tasks which will assist you to identify gaps in your knowledge and skills. Automatic feedback for online modules will be provided upon completion, and the mid-semester examination feedback will be discussed as a class.

Workload and time commitment

Bridging programs provide a supportive learning environment in which content is covered in an intensive mode. As concepts build on each other, attendance at all sessions is essential. In addition to class time, you will need to consolidate your understanding and complete assessment tasks in your own time. It is expected that you will spend at least the equivalent in class time to private study.

Resources

All resources are provided online via Blackboard (QUT’s learning management system) which you will have access to for the duration of the course.

QTAC applications

If you're applying to QTAC for entry to a degree course in the semester after your bridging program, you'll need to submit your electronic result certificate to QTAC after you receive it.

Registration info

Registrations for Semester 2 close on 14 July 2020

Future programs

Register your interest for Summer 2020. Email the bridging programs team at bridging@qut.edu.au for more information.

Payment

You must pay the full fee online by credit/debit card when you register.

FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP are not available for bridging programs.

Cancellation

To cancel your registration, you must apply in writing to the bridging programs team. The refund you receive will depend on when you withdraw:

Semester 1 or 2
  • If you withdraw before the start date of a program, your tuition fee will be refunded, minus $100 administrative fee.
  • If you withdraw before the end of week four of the program, 50% of your tuition fees will be refunded.
  • If you withdraw after week four of the program, you will not be eligible for a refund.
Summer Semester
  • If you withdraw before the start date of a program, your tuition fee will be refunded, minus  $100 administrative fee;
  • If you withdraw before the end of week two of the program, 50% of your tuition fees will be refunded;
  • If you withdraw after week two of the program, you will not be eligible for a refund.

We reserve the right to cancel the program under certain circumstances, such as low registration numbers. If this happens, we will advise you as soon as possible, and give you a full refund. We are not responsible for any expenses you may have incurred if the program is cancelled.