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Postgraduate Course: Sustainable Chemistry and Materials PGT (CHEM11074)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Chemistry CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis lecture course covers a range of topics with the overarching aim of introducing students to ways in which chemistry can contribute to sustainability across different industrial sectors, including materials chemistry.
Course description This course will:
- Cover the principles of Green and Circular chemistry including the impact that the chemical industry has on the environment.
- Review how chemistry impacts in the recovery of metals from primary and secondary sources.
- Consider the development of sustainable materials across their full life-cycle.
- Examine the opportunities and challenges in using renewable biomass feedstocks and a biorefining approach.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 24, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 6, Formative Assessment Hours 40, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Revision Session Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 113 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written Exam 60%
Coursework 40%
Feedback Feedback is provided through the tutorials, a workshops and coursework associated with the individual course topics. Problem material will be made available for preparation in advance of the tutorial or workshop. Opportunity for additional discussion and feedback for individual lecture courses is also arranged in the examination period.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Sustainable Chemistry and Materials PGT3:00
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Sustainable Chemistry and Materials PGT3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Appreciate the underlying principles and applications of green and circular chemistry.
  2. Recognise the importance of Life Cycle Analysis.
  3. Discuss the factors involved in the production of sustainable materials from a range of feedstocks.
  4. Recognise the difficulties in defining the boundaries of systems and how these have led to the current focus in 'green chemistry' to minimise the impact of individual manufacturing.
  5. Describe the principles of integrated biorefineries and how different biomass feedstocks are processed to make important chemicals and materials.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Annamaria Lilienkampf
Tel: (0131 6)50 4812
Course secretaryMs Zoe Burger
Tel: (0131 6)50 7546
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