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EV5800: ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS (2023-2024)

Last modified: 05 Oct 2023 08:46


Course Overview

The mixture of applied science and theoretical work on this course places you in a valuable position for understanding the procedures and applications in modern environmental science.

A number of laboratory classes allows you to familiarise yourself with the current analytical instrumentation in environmental science.

The course uses examples of environmental issues allowing you to understand the problem, how the analysis was conducted and the implications of the results. The main assessment in this course is a practical write up that is written in the style of a scientific report giving you an opportunity to perfect this style of writing.

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 G Norton

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EV3801 Environmental Analysis (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The aim of this course is to provide sound insight into sampling the environment including the basis of sample collection, preparation, chemical analysis and data interpretation. This course covers broad range of environmental analytical problems related to the soil/plant/water system.
Teaching includes lectures, workshops, and laboratory classes.
By the end of the course students should have

  • Experience in the analysis of environmental samples using a range of techniques including atomic absorption spectrometry, atomic emission spectrometry and flow injection systems as well as utilising biosensors.
  • Understanding of the theoretical background to the techniques applied in the laboratory classes.
  • Knowledge of how to formulate a problem, become familiar with a range of analytical laboratory techniques, and be capable of handling routine analytical calculations.
  • Developed transferable skills related to the use of communicating complex ideas in a concise written form.

Taught topics covered include:
(note that these may vary slightly between years)
Environmental policy
Developing a sampling plan
Atomic spectroscopy
Plasma techniques for environmental science
Chromatography
Kinetic techniques for environmental science
Biosensors
Solid analysis
Water analysis
Air Analysis

 

Associated Costs

DescriptionValue
Lab coat and a lab notebook GBP 20.00

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University week39
  • 1 Science Laboratory during University week32
  • 2 Science Laboratories during University weeks 33 - 35
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 32, 39
  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 33 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Lab Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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Learning Outcomes
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Project Submission

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 75
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed element

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Students will repeat whichever elements of the assessment were failed or not completed at first sitting; the marks for elements already passed will be carried forwards.

Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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