University of Technology Sydney

65410 Skills for the Professional Chemist


1hpw (lecture, online recording), 2hpw (workshop, online), 4 x 3hpw (practical class)

Requisite(s): 65212 Chemistry 2 OR 65213 Chemistry 2 (Advanced)


This subject provides students with the critical graduate competencies and attributes required when working in the science industry. Communication and academic literary skills are a strong focus, and they are developed and refined throughout the subject, with many opportunities for feedback. Practical skills are explored, with a focus on those employed as part of standard laboratory proficiency testing. The legislative environment in which practising scientists operate is explored, inclusive of risk and hazard management assessments. Methods for seeking out information and resources, data handling, data analysis and workplace behaviours are also covered in this subject. Students are encouraged to be self-motivated, work in a timely fashion and understand the importance of professional behaviour.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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