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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

In this course, you will learn about the importance of cement and polymer materials in the oil and gas industry.  The chemistry of cements, including oil well cements and the role they play in decommissioning are discussed.   The chemistry underlying the durability of polymers in the service environment is discussed in terms of composition-property relationships. The course is supported by practical classes, in which you will investigate properties of polymers and cements. The associated planning and report writing provides you with a set of valuable transferrable skills.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Alan McCue

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Chemistry (CM) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Cement Chemistry Polymer Chemistry

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Science Laboratories during University week9
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 7 - 12
  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 7 - 8

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1 two hour examination (60%); continuous assessment (40%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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