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Need to brush up on your skills before you start your Uni degree? We've got you covered with bridging courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Check out the information below or use the links to navigate to:

Applications for 2017 Bridging Courses are open!

 

Biology Bridging Course

This course is highly recommended if you have not studied biology before and are planning to undertake a degree at University that includes Biological Sciences. The aim of this course is to provide you with the necessary background to undertake biology at University rather than cover all topics in HSC biology. The course covers material dealt with in Autumn Session - evolution, biodiversity and ecology (BIOL104), functional biology of plants and animals (BIOL105) and in Spring Session - biochemistry, cell structure and function, genetics, and energy metabolism (BIOL103). The course includes a combination of lectures, tutorials and practicals.

Cost

$100 - to be paid at time of application

Payment secures your place in the course. Once you have paid, your attendance at the course is approved.

Please select your course carefully as there will be no refunds unless in exceptional circumstances

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Application Closing Date

9 February 2017

Course Dates

13 to 17 February 2017

1.30 to 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Where

Lecture 1.30 to 2.30pm, Location 35.G02

Practical 2.30 to 5.00pm, Location 43.101

Textbook

Campbell Biology 9th ed, Jane B Reece et al, Australian Version

Contact

StudentHub 41 on (02) 4221 3492 or smah-students@uow.edu.au

Chemistry Bridging Course

This course is highly recommended for high school leavers without HSC Chemistry and others thinking of taking Chemistry at University who do not have a background equivalent to HSC Chemistry. This subject will cover fundamental aspects of chemistry normally dealt with in high school chemistry and will provide the necessary foundation for 1st year Chemistry studies.

  • TOPIC 1: Matter, Calculations.
  • TOPIC 2: Atomic Theory and Bonding
  • TOPIC 3: Nomenclature - Naming Chemical Compounds
  • TOPIC 4: Chemical Equations
  • TOPIC 5: Stoichiometry: quantities in chemistry. Atomic weights and molecular weights; the mole; percentage composition by mass; empirical formulae; molecular formulae; relationship of moles to mass in chemical equations; reaction yield.
  • TOPIC 6: Solution Stoichiometry 
  • 3 hr lab class: EXPERIMENT 1: Solubility, EXPERIMENT 2: Synthesis of a Compound
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    Cost

    $200 - to be paid at time of application

    Payment secures your place in the course. Once you have paid, your attendance at the course is approved.

    Please select your course carefully as there will be no refunds unless in exceptional circumstances

    Pay Now

    Application Closing Date

    2 February 2017

    Course Dates

    6 to 17 February 2017 

    9.30am to 12.30pm Monday to Friday - classes begin with a 1 hour interactive lecture followed by 2 hours of small group tutorials

    Where

    Hope Theatre, Building 40, Room 40.153

    Contact

    StudentHub 41 on (02) 4221 5357 or smah-students@uow.edu.au

An Appreciation of Physics

This course is recommended for students enrolling in any first year physics course, who have a limited background in physics. The course has been designed to provide you with an introduction to those concepts in physics that appear to defy common sense and are consequently most often misunderstood. These concepts include the nature of forces and their role in motion, work and energy. Difficulties with these concepts generally hamper progress in other areas of physics. The topics discussed will include: motion, vectors, co-ordinate systems, Newton's Laws, gravitation, conservation laws, measurements and uncertainties. The course will include lectures, tutorials and practical work in our undergraduate physics laboratories, with the emphasis on problem solving and learning by example.

Cost

$200 - to be paid at time of application

Payment secures your place in the course. Once you have paid, your attendance at the course is approved.

Please select your course carefully as there will be no refunds unless in exceptional circumstances

Pay Now

Application Closing Date

2 February 2017

Course Dates

6 to 17 February 2017, 1.30 to 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Where

TBC

Contact

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences (EIS) on (02) 42213491 or eis@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 9 December, 2016