Undergraduate Course: Chemistry 3 Summer/Semester 1 Project (VS1) (CHEM09012)
|School||School of Chemistry
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Part-year visiting students only
|Summary||A level 9 research project for visiting students. The research project may be in any area of chemistry carried out in the laboratory of, and supervised by, a member of the academic staff. The student is required to review the background of the research and to carry out appropriate analytical or experimental work before subsequently writing a report and making an oral presentation of the research before a small audience. The aim is to acquire the necessary skills to perform chemical research in a professional environment.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Only available to visiting students from Universities with which the School of Chemistry has student exchange agreements.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Part-year visiting students only (VV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 4,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 150,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||This course is assessed entirely on the basis of coursework.
||Feedback will be provided through regular meetings with the project supervisor and day-to-day interactions with the members of the research group. Feedback on written work will also be provided at the project report writing stage through proof-reading of a draft report.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Execute a defined project of research within an approved area of chemistry, working effectively under guidance and in ways which show a clear awareness of own and others' responsibilities and demonstrate skills in assessment of personal safety, and the safety of others, in the research environment
- Critically evaluate and interpret research literature in areas related to the project
- Show competence in a range of the principal technical skills (experimental and other) related to the project, and deliver accurate output of data and/or critical analysis commensurate with the length and level of the project and demonstrate some originality and creativity in offering interpretations of, and solutions to, problems and issues arising in the research
- Deliver a formal oral presentation of the context, output and impact of the research in a manner comprehensible to a chemically literate but non-specialist audience
- Write a detailed research report suitable for use by peers, senior colleagues and other specialists that demonstrates an understanding of the role of the research undertaken, and critical analysis of the data acquired
|Details will be provided by the project supervisor once assigned.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Experience of planning, execution and reporting (both in writing and orally) on a research project. Time management and team working skills. Experience of searching, interpreting and applying literature resources.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Approximately 200 hours of student practical and oral and report preparation effort within times assigned between August and the end of Semester 1.
|Course organiser||Dr Peter Kirsop
Tel: (0131 6)50 4719
|Course secretary||Mrs Moira Wilson
Tel: (0131 6)50 4754