Chemistry is the enabling science...
Chemistry is a discipline that is at the core of many fields of cutting edge scientific research. Modern chemistry is a 'cross disciplinary' field that includes such diverse areas as materials science, nanotechnology and much of biology.
CHEM3011 is an introduction to the concepts, theories and methods in modern physical chemistry and elements of computational molecular science. It includes molecular quantum mechanics, electronic structure, molecular dynamics, bio-molecular and materials simulations, spectroscopy and statistical thermodynamics. 
 
 
What do I do in this course?
This course comprises an introduction to the grounding principles, theories and methods that underlie key enabling areas of modern physical chemistry. In CHEM3011 the student will
  • gain an understanding of chemical energetics; entropy; work & reversibility; phase equilibria; solution properties from a statistical viewpoint
  • gain an understanding of the major elements of computational molecular science
  • be introduced to quantum mechanics, and gain an understanding of the interface of this with electronic structure and molecular dynamics, theory of reaction rates, bio-molecular and materials simulations
  • participate in laboratory experiments and workshops using modern computational software
Career relevance of this course:

Acquire essential skills in physical chemistry and computational molecular science.
 
Chemistry is central to many scientific industries including areas such as forensics, quality control, analytical chemistry, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Even if you choose not to specialise in chemistry, some background in chemistry is seen as essential in many scientific occupations.
Program planning advice:
CHEM3011 is offered for the first time in second semester 2010. The course coordinator recommends this course for inclusion in the Chemistry major and Materials & Nanotechnology & Chemistry & Chemical Biology streams of the Chemical Sciences dual major. It is also recommended for inclusion in the Bioinformatics dual major and the Biophysics dual major.

For an official description of this course, including prerequisites and contact hours, and for the official rules of programs, including majors requirements, see the UQ Programs & Courses website.