Overview

Who should participate

This course 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 Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane
Qld 4001

The exact location will be confirmed closer to the course start date.

When:

Semester Start date Course end and exam date Class days and timesStatus Registration closing date
Semester 1 8 February 2017 24 May 2017 Wednesday 6pm-9pm Registrations closed 25 January 2017
Semester 2 28 June 2017 11 October 2017 Wednesday 6pm-9pm Registrations closed 14 June 2017
Summer Semester 27 October 2017 1 December 2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2pm-5pm Registrations open 13 October 2017

Cost

2017 fee: $750 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 Continuing Professional Education courses.

Contact

For course content or assessment queries, contact Mr James Brady.

For registration or payment queries, contact Continuing Professional Education.


Topics covered

The topics covered include:

  • the nature of matter
  • atomic and molecular structure
  • chemical bonds
  • periodic classification of the elements
  • chemical equations
  • chemical reactions and chemical calculations
  • solution chemistry
  • electrolytes
  • chemical equilibrium
  • strong and weak acids and bases
  • pH
  • gases and gas laws
  • carbon chemistry (alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkanoic acids, esters, ethers, amines, amides, aromatic compounds and chirality)
  • simple reactions of organic compounds.

The classes are small and the teachers make every endeavour to help each student succeed.

Prerequisite

We recommend that you either complete Advanced Maths (Year 10) before you start this course, or take our Mathematics B bridging program at the same time as this bridging course.

Do you work full time?

Students who are working full time are not advised to take both Maths B and Chemistry bridging courses in the same semester. The workload may be too much.

QTAC applications

If you're applying to QTAC for entry to a degree course in the semester after your bridging course, you'll need to supply your results to QTAC.

I'm completing the bridging course in Summer Semester

If you complete the bridging course in Summer Semester, the School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering can submit your results to QTAC to make sure you meet QTAC cut-off dates. You must still submit your certificate and result letter to QTAC when you receive them.

You must:

  • supply your QTAC application number when you register for the bridging course. If you don't have a QTAC application number yet, you can provide it in class
  • note on your QTAC application that you're undertaking the Chemistry bridging course with QUT, and completing it in Summer Semester
  • submit your result letter and certificate to QTAC after you receive them in the mail.

I'm completing the bridging course in Semester 1 or Semester 2

If you complete the bridging course in Semester 1 or Semester 2, you should receive your results in time to submit them to QTAC before the cut-off date. The School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering won't submit your results to QTAC.

You must:

  • submit your result letter and certificate to QTAC after you receive them in the mail.

Registration info

Payment

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

FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP are not available for Continuing Professional Education courses.

Cancellation

To cancel your registration, you must apply in writing to the course manager at Continuing Professional Education.

If you withdraw before the start date of a course, your tuition fees will be refunded, minus a $100 administrative fee.

Semester 1 or 2 cancellation

If you withdraw by the end of the fourth week of the course, we'll refund 50% of your tuition fees.

If you withdraw after the fourth week of the course, no refund is applicable.

Summer Semester cancellation

If you withdraw by the end of the second week of the course, we'll refund 50% of your tuition fees.

If you withdraw after the second week of the course, no refund is applicable.

We reserve the right to cancel the course 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 course is cancelled.