Undergraduate Course: Chemistry/Chemical Physics Year Abroad with Industrial Experience Level 11 (CHEM11038)
|School||School of Chemistry
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
|Course type||Year Abroad
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course, together with Chemistry/Chemical Physics Year Abroad with Industrial Experience Level 10 (alongside which it must always be taken), constitutes one semester of full-time research at an approved university outside the UK followed by a 6 month full time industrial placement outside the UK.
The two courses are optional Year 4 curricula for students on the MChem degree programmes Chemistry with Industrial Experience, Chemistry with Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry and Industrial Experience, Chemistry with Materials Chemistry and Industrial Experience, Medicinal and Biological Chemistry with Industrial Experience and Chemical Physics with Industrial Experience. During the period at the university students undertake an extended research project on a topic agreed with their host supervisor. Taught courses may also be attended and may be chosen from those available at the university at an appropriate level and relevance to students' interests and degree programme. The second 6 months of the year is spent working in a chemical or related company or institute outside the UK during which time the student undertakes a full time research project and other duties related to the placement. Coursework for completion during the year is provided by the University of Edinburgh. Assessment consists of marks for coursework, the project reports, an oral presentation and aspects of the performance in the project.
Course Delivery Information
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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/overseas work environment gaining an understanding of the culture in the host country. Function effectively alongside qualified practitioners and gain the confidence to make independent decisions about the progress of the research projects.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
Laboratory technical skills
Written and verbal communication skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Full-time study away from Edinburgh. Must be taken alongside Chemistry/Chemical Physics Year Abroad with Industrial Experience Level 10
|Course organiser||Dr Simon Daff
Tel: (0131 6)50 7386
|Course secretary||Ms Anne Brown
Tel: (0131 6)51 7258