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.

Please note: The next 1-week intensive Chemistry Bridging course will run from 14 to 18 February 2022.

The course runs twice a year and is scheduled to run for 1 week from: 14-18 February 2022 and 4-8 July 2022.  Students who applied and have been accepted into the 2022 Masters conservation program Semester 1 or Semester 2 intake should do the Chemistry Bridging Course in either February or July 2022, which depending on the COVID-19 situation will be delivered online and on campus.

Cost: $1,490.00 (inc. GST)

This 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.

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 master’s course.

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Download refunds policy

Anyone interested in taking the Chemistry Bridging Course should contact:

Dr Petronella Nel
Email: pnel@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 8344 6049

Enrolment

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 an ‘enrolment application’ form to Dr Petronella Nel, pnel@unimelb.edu.au (due 10 January 2022)

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Step 2 – You will be contacted at a later date regarding how to make an e-cart payment (due 17 January 2022).

The following 1-week intensive Chemistry Bridging course will run 4-8 July 2022: July 2022 Information Sheet; July 2022 Refunds Policy; July 2022 Enrolment Application Form.