Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||60 credits (30 ECTS credits)|
Course Aims: Specialist advanced course designed to give the students an understanding of key concepts of all sub-disciplines of chemistry; to give the students an understanding of the fundamental and applied chemistry underpinning aspects of the oil and gas industry; to give the students an appreciation of the role of chemistry in the oil and gas industry. Main Learning Outcomes: To be able to design total synthetic strategies; to be able to understand and apply computational modelling techniques; to be able to understand and apply electrochemical concepts with a particular emphasis on corrosion issues in the oil and gas industry; to be able to describe the role of materials chemistry in oil and gas applications; to understand the chemistry and application of cements with an emphasis on oil well cements; to gain practical experience in thermal analytical techniques; to gain experience in research proposal and scientific writing; to gain an appreciation of research ethics. Content: Lecture courses in advanced physical, theoretical and organic chemistry; lecture courses in materials chemistry and applications in oil and gas industry; workshops and experiment in thermal analytical methods and their application in the oil and gas industry; workshops on research proposal and scientific writing; workshops on research ethics.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 three hour written examination (30%) 1 three hour written open book examination (30%) Continuous assessment (40%) including essays, critical reports (26%), lab report (6%), presentations (8%)
Tutorials associated with each lecture course, workshops associated with advanced research techniques, group work associated with scientific writing and research ethics. The students sit a mock open book examination and receive detailed feedback on their performance.
Feedback will be provided by the return of annotated marked work and at meetings with the Course Coordinator.