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Chemistry Bridging Course

This course delivers the necessary foundations of chemistry to those with little to no previous experience or chemistry studies. It aims to prepare students for first-year tertiary chemistry subjects by introducing and reinforcing key concepts.

About this course

The Chemistry Bridging Course provides attendees with foundational chemistry knowledge required for first-year tertiary chemistry subjects. The lectures are delivered by UTS chemistry academics and introduce new chemistry concepts in a digestible format.

The lectures are supported by interactive tutorials with UTS chemistry tutors. It is in these tutorials where the key concepts will be reinforced through tutorial questions and subsequent discussion and explanations.

The program is structured such that topics build upon previous topics as the course progresses over the two weeks.  The first week of the course begins with underlying concepts behind the Periodic Table, including atoms, elements and ions, before moving on to chemical reactions and molecules. The second week of the course applies many of the concepts learnt in the first week to introduce moles, chemical equations and chemical equilibrium.

Key benefits of this course

This course has been designed to:

  • Equip you with a foundational knowledge of chemistry
  • Prepare you for university chemistry studies
  • Allow you to engage with UTS chemistry lecturers and tutors.

Price

Full price: $380 (GST-free)*

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.

Enrolment conditions

COVID-19 response 

Additional course details

Course outline

The Chemistry Bridging Course is structured so that lectures are immediately followed by a tutorial on the same topic. There are two lectures and two tutorials each day of the Bridging Course (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday).

The following topics will be covered during the course:

Week 1

  • Elements, atoms, ions, and the periodic table
  • Reactions of ions and ionic compounds
  • Properties of metals
  • Electron arrangements in atoms, ions, and molecules
  • Shapes of molecules and carbon chemistry.

 Week 2

  • Intermolecular forces
  • Reactions with solutions
  • Relating moles to formulae and balanced chemical equation
  • Chemical equilibrium
  • Acids, bases, and pH

Course learning objectives

  • Attendees will feel more confident commencing tertiary first-year chemistry subjects and will leave with an overview of HSC Chemistry concepts.
  • Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with UTS chemistry academics and tutors.
  • Attendees will receive a UTS Chemistry Bridging Course booklet; a useful chemistry resource.

Requirements

High School Year 10 Science or Chemistry, or equivalent.

Contact us

For questions about course content please contact morgan.alonzo@uts.edu.au

Who is this course for?

The Chemistry Bridging Course is targeted towards anyone undertaking or considering taking first-year tertiary chemistry subjects. This includes:

  • High school students who need a refresher (would like to be more confident) or haven't completed HSC chemistry
  • Returning or mature-age students following an extended period of absence
  • Students who have no chemistry background but are taking subjects with an assumed HSC level of chemistry
  • Students intending to commence study in science, engineering, and nursing
  • Students who are undertaking the subject 65111 Chemistry 1 at UTS.
$380.00

START DATE

23 January

MODE

On-campus

DURATION

8 days

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Lead Academic

Dr Morgan Alonzo

Dr Morgan Alonzo
Scholarly Teaching Fellow

Morgan completed a Bachelor of Forensic Science in Applied Chemistry (Honours) degree at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in 2012. She then completed her PhD at UTS in 2018 on the development of new methods for the identification of new psychoactive substances in seized illicit materials.

Her research in this field of forensic chemistry and forensic toxicology has led to ongoing international industry collaboration and commercialisation of a presumptive test for the drug class, the synthetic cathinones.

In her role as a Scholarly Teaching Fellow, Morgan coordinates, develops, and lectures into a number of chemistry subjects at UTS.

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Book a session

Mon 23 Jan 2023 -
Fri 03 Feb 2023
Expert: Dr Morgan Alonzo
  • UTS City campus
  • On-campus
  • 8 sessions, 36 hours total

Please bring pens/pencils/highlighters, scientific calculator and notebook.

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Acknowledgement of Country

UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people, upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.

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