Chemistry Bridging Course

This one-week intensive bridging course is recommended for students who lack a background in chemistry or who wish to revise its basic concepts and practice. The course has been specifically developed to teach the fundamentals of chemistry to those entering the Master of Arts in Cultural Material Conservation.

Date: 20 - 24 March 2017
Cost: $1,490.00 (inc. GST)

A level of competence in chemistry is essential to the professional practice of material conservation. An understanding of scientific concepts and a basic scientific vocabulary enables the conservator to understand conservation problems, treatments, material and techniques in a systematic and quantifiable way, which can be communicated not only to colleagues in the profession but also those from other disciplines whom the conservator is likely to encounter; chemists, botanists, geologists and engineers. The course includes an intensive program of lectures, tutorials, and practical classes.

The intensive format of this course, whilst demanding, helps students to remain focused and creates an immersion in chemistry theory and practice, which is very beneficial to someone about to commence the Master of Arts in Cultural Materials Conservation. Being part of a cohesive group of students with a shared goal provides the opportunity to form study groups and friendships prior to starting the Masters course.

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Anyone interested in taking the Chemistry Bridging Course should contact:

Dr Petronella Nel
Phone: +61 3 8344 6049


Enroll now - To ensure your place in the course, it is in your interest to complete the 2-step enrolment process as early as possible:

Step 1 - Submit the Enrolment application form to email Dr Petronella Nel by the due date 23 January 2017.

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Step 2 - You will be contacted at a later date regarding how to make an e-cart payment (due 30 January 2017).

Please note: The next 1-week intensive Chemistry Bridging course will run 11 - 15 December 2017.