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CM5054: ADVANCED LAB AND RESEARCH SKILLS (2022-2023)

Last modified: 22 Aug 2022 13:25


Course Overview

A second more advanced laboratory module will take place in this term. Students will use the skills learnt in Lab Skills and develop them further by applying them to modern energy conversion devices. 

Course Details

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

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

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

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

A second more advanced laboratory module will take place in this term. Students will use the skills learnt in Lab Skills and develop them further by applying them to modern energy conversion devices. Students will have the opportunity to build and test a contemporary solid state photovoltaic device, a hydrogen powered fuel cell and conduct a hydrogen storage experiment. These practical experiments will be complemented by a structure-property modelling workshop where students will model crystal structure data (using the Rietveld method) and gain experience in the equivalent circuit modelling of AC impedance data using the electrical measurements of well-known proton and lithium electrolyte materials. 


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 10, 12
  • 2 Science Laboratories during University week s 14, 16
  • 1 Workshop during University week s 12 - 13, 15 - 16

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

Summative Assessments

Lab Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks 16 Feedback Weeks 18

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Feedback

Written/online feedback.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyFurther develop and build upon experimental techniques gained in CM55M1
ProceduralAnalyseGain practical experience in the performance testing of energy devices (efficiency, power output and how this is affected by design).
ProceduralApplyGain practical experience in the construction of conversion devices.

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 12 Feedback Weeks 14

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Data analysis from modelling workshops

Written/online feedback.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralEvaluateLearn to develop structure-property relationships through modelling.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resit of failed element(s)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Where a student fails the course overall, they will be afforded the opportunity to resit those parts of the course that they failed (pass marks will be carried forward).

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyGain practical experience in the construction of conversion devices.
ProceduralAnalyseGain practical experience in the performance testing of energy devices (efficiency, power output and how this is affected by design).
ConceptualApplyFurther develop and build upon experimental techniques gained in CM55M1
ProceduralEvaluateLearn to develop structure-property relationships through modelling.

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