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CM4036: MCHEM GROUP PRACTICAL (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

The aim of this first half-session course is to provide a combination of research experience and group work via research-focused group activities involving experiment planning, teamwork and the collection, sharing and interpretation of data. The group, in consultation with the supervisors, will develop a project plan where the overall aim and the objectives of the individual students are established. The development of a variety of transferrable skills is an important feature of this module, including working in a team, project planning, the presentation of results, time management, report writing and verbal communication.



Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr William Harrison

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

  • One of Master of Chemistry (Studied) or Master of Chemistry (Chemistry with Modern Languages) (Studied) or Master of Chemistry for the Offshore Industry (Studied) or Master of Chemistry in Oil and Gas (Studied) or Master of Chemistry (Environmental Chemistry) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

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

Learning outcomes: students to work to strict deadlines; students to lead their projects and propose experiments/syntheses/tests/analyses etc.; students to collect, share, analyse and interpret data; students to measure progress against agreed initial objectives; students to provide concise initial and mid-project progress reports; students to give group presentation to their supervisor team; students to prepare individual final reports on their project.  Content: Research-focused small-group projects led by supervisor teams.



Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master of Chemistry
  • Master of Chemistry (Chemistry with Modern Languages)
  • Master of Chemistry (Environmental Chemistry)
  • Master of Chemistry in Oil and Gas

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 100% Continuous Assessment: Group planning report (1000 words, 15%), group progress report (up to 2000 words, 15%), group oral presentation (30 minutes, 20%), individual final report (up to 5000 words, 50%)

Formative Assessment

On-going interaction, support and feedback with/from supervisor teams.

Feedback

Formative assessment as above. Summative assessment: marked initial and progress reports returned to students. Verbal feedback on oral presentation. Marked final report returned to students. The final mark will be reported to Registry (and student portals) after approval at the January examiners' meeting.

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