Analytical Science

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
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About this unit

Analytical science is the science of detection and measurement – two topics of vital importance in our information society. Some applications of analytical science include checking the purity of medicines and food, as well as monitoring industrial waste and forensic analysis of evidence. Skills in analytical science are increasingly valued by employers as demand for accurate and detailed data grows.

This online Analytical Science unit, offered by RMIT University and Open Universities Australia, covers the issues dealt with by analytical scientists, explaining classical analytical methods as well as modern spectroscopic techniques.

On completing the unit you will have an understanding of analytical science's broad range of applications. You will know how to apply common sampling methods and techniques, use statistics to produce analytical summaries of data, and apply quantitative spectrochemical techniques.

The unit has three assignments covering sampling strategy, analytical methods and calibration techniques.

Eligibility

Applicants are recommended to have studied the following before enrolling in this program:

  • Chemistry of Materials 1

AND

  • VCE chemistry or year 12 equivalent

Areas of study

In this analytical science unit, the topics you will study include:

  • The analytical sequence and basics of analysis
  • Gravimetry
  • Titrimetry and acid-base equilibria
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electronic absorption spectrometry
  • Luminescence spectrometry
  • Calibration methods
  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Near-infrared spectrometry

Course pathways

This unit is an approved elective in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences), RMIT University

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses. Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

On completing this online unit you will have highly sought-after skills in analytical science that are relevant to many careers in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry as well as in other areas such as forensic science, agricultural fertiliser production, brewing and the food industry. By studying this unit you will become well equipped with the practical skills needed to pursue careers in environmental monitoring and food quality testing and research.

The unit helps develop your analytical and problem solving skills, giving you confidence with analysing data and drawing conclusions. These quantitative and critical thinking skills can be applied to a range of jobs and career paths.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Analytical Science from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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