Engineering Chemistry 1A

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Engineering Chemistry 1A

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Chemistry, Engineering Science and Math

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    CHEM1011 and CHEM1031 and CHEM1051 and CEIC1001 and MATS1101

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course builds on an introductory knowledge of chemistry (equivalent to two years of high school chemistry, such as Year 11 and 12 chemistry) to explore the engineering aspects of chemistry. The course builds from the quantum mechanical structure of atoms and leads to an understanding of the periodic trends in the properties of the elements. This knowledge is applied to understanding chemical bonding and intermolecular forces which together are responsible for determining the properties of materials. General principles of chemical equilibrium are developed and applied to chemical reactions involving acids and bases. The practical aspects of the flow of material and energy within a process are extended into applications of the laws of thermodynamics to chemical processes and ultimately linked to chemical equilibrium. The course concludes with an overview of chemical reactions involving electron transfer, including their applications in biology, corrosion and energy storage for portable electronic devices.
    Note: Assumed knowledge equivalent to year 12 chemistry or CHEM1001.


    Course typically offered during the Spring semester

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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