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CM5559: LAB SKILLS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

This module is entirely laboratory based and will aim to introduce students to fundamental experimental techniques and practises which are widespread across the energy sector. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Alan Mccue
  • Dr Eve Wildman

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme
  • Msc Advanced Energy Materials: Energy Generation & Storage Technology

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This module is entirely laboratory based and will aim to introduce students to fundamental experimental techniques and practises which are widespread across the energy sector. Various analytical, physical and inorganic experiments will be offered in a laboratory carousel which will rotate through practical experiments aiming to demonstrate the key chemical concepts behind a range of energy-based topics. These will include redox chemistry (vanadium redox flow batteries), infra-red and thermogravimetric studies (carbon capture), chelating chemistry (battery recycling), galvanic cell electrochemistry (basic fuel cell/battery).  The module will build towards a more advanced practical for gas separation which will involve materials synthesis, characterisation and testing. 


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Science Laboratory during University week s 28 - 29, 31, 33
  • 2 Science Laboratories during University week 35
  • 1 Tutorial during University week s 26, 28, 30

More Information about Week Numbers


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Poster preparation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks 31 Feedback Weeks 33

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyLearn to apply mathematical concepts of importance.
ProceduralAnalyseData analysis and interpretation of results.
ProceduralApplyDevelop experimental techniques and improve confidence in a laboratory setting.
ReflectionEvaluateTo deliver scientific results and communications in a variety of formats.

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks 27 Feedback Weeks 29

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Question worksheet

Written/online feedback.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyLearn to apply mathematical concepts of importance.
ProceduralAnalyseData analysis and interpretation of results.
ProceduralApplyDevelop experimental techniques and improve confidence in a laboratory setting.
ReflectionEvaluateTo deliver scientific results and communications in a variety of formats.

Lab Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks 33 Feedback Weeks 35

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyLearn to apply mathematical concepts of importance.
ProceduralAnalyseData analysis and interpretation of results.
ProceduralApplyDevelop experimental techniques and improve confidence in a laboratory setting.
ReflectionEvaluateTo deliver scientific results and communications in a variety of formats.

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks 29 Feedback Weeks 31

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Maths test

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyLearn to apply mathematical concepts of importance.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resit those parts of the course that students failed. Pass marks carried forward.

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Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseData analysis and interpretation of results.
ConceptualApplyLearn to apply mathematical concepts of importance.
ReflectionEvaluateTo deliver scientific results and communications in a variety of formats.
ProceduralApplyDevelop experimental techniques and improve confidence in a laboratory setting.

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