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Undergraduate Course: Visiting Student Year 4 Semester 2 Project (CHEM10050)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Chemistry CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityPart-year visiting students only
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryA level 10 extended research project for visiting students. The research project may be in any area of chemistry, subject to the availability of appropriate supervision, 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 Students MUST have passed:
Prohibited Combinations 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 2023/24, Part-year visiting students only (VV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Lecture Hours 2, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 5, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 435, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 139 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The course is assessed entirely on the basis of coursework.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
Successful completion of this course requires students to:
- execute a defined project of research within an approved area of chemistry
- critically evaluate and interpret advanced 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
- work effectively under guidance and in ways which show a clear awareness of own and others' responsibilities
- acquire skills in assessment of personal safety, and the safety of others, in the research environment
- 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
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Full-time student practical effort, and oral and report preparation, extending throughout Semester 2.
Course organiserDr Peter Kirsop
Tel: (0131 6)50 4719
Course secretaryMiss Jenna Owen
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