CHEM340-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


Environmental chemistry and toxicology covers the study of chemistry in the biosphere and the impact of humankind on them. The course will cover: the properties of atmospheric, terrestrial and aquatic systems; environmental pollutants, and the analytical methods used to monitor them; mechanisms of toxicity of environmental pollutants and their impact on the environment; assessment of environmental risks.


15 points from CHEM281, BCHM281 or CHEM247, plus 15 points from ENVR201, CHEM211, CHEM212, BCHM212, CHEM255 or CHEM251



Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 441
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 121
19 Feb - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Brett Robinson


Sally Gaw and Ian Shaw


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 1: Ian Shaw 25%
Assignment 2: Sally Gaw 25%
Exam 50%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $978.00

International fee $4,988.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences .

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