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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course further broadens your experience gained in CM5038. You will be exposed to advanced analytical applications, aiming to introduce the chemical concepts behind the techniques applied in industrial analytical chemistry laboratories supporting oil and gas exploration and production facilities. Hands-on experience is provided in the form of laboratory-based practicals on industrially-relevant materials and scenarios. You will learn how to optimise analytical performance, carry out an experiment, collate and interpret your own data and present your result.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second 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

Chemical analysis with relevance to the oil and gas industry. Atomic spectroscopy and microscopy are the central themes that will be covered.  

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

  • 2 Science Laboratories during University weeks 27, 29 - 30
  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 25 - 32
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25 - 32

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%)- to be provided as two laboratory reports and either essay, oral or poster presentation (individual or group).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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