CVB210 Chemical Measurement Science

Unit synopsis

This unit introduces students to the underlying concepts of quality in testing and calibration for chemical instrumental or wet-chemical laboratory measurements. It introduces the student to the internationally-recognised quality framework of ISO/IEC 17025-2005 for testing and calibration in the context of a practical laboratory program which makes the connection between the theory and practice in a relevant manner. The understanding and skills in quality measurement are complemented by further related studies in introductory chemometrics, process analytical chemistry and laboratory automation, together with a practical/workshop program in these areas. The practicals and workshops give the student the opportunity to develop technical skills, analytical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills. For instance, practicals and workshops will demonstrate how near-infrared chemical measurements can be used to determine the octane number of fuels using chemometric-calibration techniques and, importantly, to define the quality of those measurements.

Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School/Discipline
Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Study area
Science and mathematics
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 2, 2019 22 July 2019 - 15 November 2019
  • Gardens Point

Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2019: $1,169
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2019: $4,464
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2019: $4,896
Study abroad program
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Unit outlines