Undergraduate Course: Chemistry/Chemical Physics Year in Industry Level 11 (CHEM11030)
|School||School of Chemistry
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course, together with Chemistry/Chemical Physics Year in Industry Level 11 (alongside which it must always be taken), constitutes a full-year of full-time placement work within an approved chemical company or research institute. Students spend 12 months working on a project related to chemistry or chemical physics while employed by an approved company or research institute.
The two courses constitute the standard Year 4 curriculum for students on the following degree programmes: Chemistry with Industrial Experience, Medicinal and Biological Chemistry with Industrial Experience, Chemistry with Environmental Chemistry and Industrial Experience, and Chemical Physics with Industrial Experience. Students are recruited by companies on a competitive basis and are required to submit applications according to their interests and preferred geographical location, which may include overseas locations. Assessment consists of marks awarded for a written report of the project, a literature review and aspects of the performance on the placement.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a deep understanding of the chosen research area acquired through literature study and interaction with colleagues
- Show competence in a range of routine and advanced skills (technical, IT etc) by effectively applying academic knowledge in the research lab.
- Demonstrate advanced skills in critical analysis and interpretation of data, offering professional-level insight and showing creativity in problem solving.
- Communicate research findings at a professional standard through written and oral presentations and participate fully in group discussions.
- Adapt to an industrial work environment and to function effectively alongside qualified practitioners and gain the confidence to make independent decisions about the progress of the research project.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
Laboratory technical skills
Written and verbal communication skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Full-year on placement.
|Course organiser||Dr Simon Daff
Tel: (0131 6)50 7386
|Course secretary||Ms Anne Brown
Tel: (0131 6)51 7258