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This course introduces the key aesthetic and functional requirements and the principles underlying the creation of formulated products across a wide range of applications. Practical laboratories will focus on making and analysing a range of formulated products. Examples include pharmaceuticals, adhesives, paints, industrial coatings, fuels, cosmetics and personal care products, food and nutritional products, detergents and cleaning products, and agricultural products such as fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. Lectures will cover principles of interfacial science affecting the creation and stability of emulsions, suspensions and solid formulations such as tablets and powders. Interactions of formulated products with physical systems will be described, including the mechanisms involved in their adsorption, absorption, metabolism, excretion and distribution within biological, non-biological and environmental systems.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Any 15 points of CHEM
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Ali Reza Nazmi
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.
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School of Product Design