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EV3802: ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Dec 2021 16:20


Course Overview

·         The mixture of applied science and theoretical work places you in an 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 paper giving you an opportunity to perfect this style of writing

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
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?

  • EV3804 Applied Environmental Analysis (Passed)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course covers a broad range of environmental analytical problems related to the soil/plant/water system. Sample preparation procedures and sampling methods are covered, as are key soil chemical processes and how they are quantified. Instrumental methods of analysis that are considered in the course include spectrophotometry and colorimetry, fluorimetry, flame atomic absorption spectrometry, high pressure liquid and ion chromatography, total organic carbon analysis, plasma atomic emission spectrometry and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. The application of these techniques is discussed using a number of case studies.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

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
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 32 - 35
  • 2 Seminars during University week39

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Summative Assessments

Lab Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Informal verbal formative feedback will be provided during the practical session and data workshops; individual written feedback will be provided through MyAberdeen on the final submitted report

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Project Submission

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 75
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed element

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

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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