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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview


Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Professor Corrie Imrie

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Master of Chemistry for the Offshore Industry (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

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.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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

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%)

Formative Assessment

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.

Course Learning Outcomes


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