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Undergraduate Course: Chemistry 3 Summer/Semester 1 Project (VS1) (CHEM09012)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Chemistry CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityPart-year visiting students only
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryA 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking MChem Introduction to Research Methods (CHEM10029) OR MChem Research Project (CHEM11028) OR MChemX Research Project (CHEM11029) OR BSc Chemistry Research Project (CHEM10028) OR Chemistry 4 Summer/Semester 1 Project (VS1) (CHEM10038)
Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesOnly available to visiting students from Universities with which the School of Chemistry has student exchange agreements.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Part-year visiting students only (VV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( 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 38 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) This course is assessed entirely on the basis of coursework.
Feedback 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. 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
  2. Critically evaluate and interpret research literature in areas related to the project
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
Reading List
Details will be provided by the project supervisor once assigned.
Additional Information
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 organiserDr Peter Kirsop
Tel: (0131 6)50 4719
Course secretaryMrs Moira Wilson
Tel: (0131 6)50 4754
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