WORLD OF WORK - 2018/9

Module code: CHE2027

Module Overview

Enhancing personal, professional and mathematical skills with an aim to enhance professional employability.

Module provider

Chemistry

Module Leader

WARD NI Prof (Chemistry)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: F190

Module cap (Maximum number of students): 72

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None.

Module content

Indicative content includes:



understand the application and interview process in terms of seeking employment;


understand how to use information technology in relation to research reports and scientific presentations (oral and poster);


prepare a scientific report/presentation based on a chemical company/chemical publication;


understand the nature of the financing of industry through shares and share-dealing; and


be aware of the qualities required for teamwork, leadership and communication through practical experience;


spreadsheets, setting up tables, plotting data and functions; macros and applications; graphing and statistical functionality for chemical problems.



 

 

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK 70
Examination COMPUTER BASED EXAMINATION (2 HOURS) 30

Alternative Assessment

Failure of the module due to the group unit of assessment (part of Shares Game) will require the completion of an essay on the financial shares market and the selected chemical companies. 

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate sufficient skills of the above.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


oral presentations (individual) 15%
professional writing (precis) 15%
Shares Game: contributes 40% to the module mark which is split as follows: presentation (10), Excel spreadsheet (5), report on individual performance (20), report on group performance (5)
Practical Excel examination (2 hours) 30%.


 

Formative assessment


interim Shares Game progress through feedback on progress, suppplemented with examples of good practice
class based Excel exercises


 

Feedback

Throughout all classes and workshops

Individual and group coursework

Module aims

  • Develop skills and/or competencies for a career
  • Develop a better understanding of the world of work
  • Improve your personal professional development and self-reflective practice
  • enhance quantitative analysis using Excel etc

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Understand the application and interview process in terms of seeking employment PT
002 Understand how to use information technology in relation to research reports on a chemical company and scientific presentations (oral and poster) P
003 Understand the nature of the financing of industry through shares and share-dealing PT
004 Apply the qualities required for teamwork, leadership and communication through practical experience PT
005 Demonstrate an understanding of quantitative analysis and use of spreedsheets CP

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 120

Lecture Hours: 30

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to build on skills gained in FHEQ 4 (CHE1031 and 1037):



develop the necessary skills for professional employment;


develop a professional approach to report writing;


increase communication within teams; and


enhance mathematical problem solving abilities.



 

The learning and teaching methods include:


individual and group presentations;
report writing
poster and personal portfolio (electronic); and
practical use of advanced Excel in workshops

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for WORLD OF WORK : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/che2027

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Chemistry MChem 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Chemistry with Forensic Investigation MChem 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Medicinal Chemistry MChem 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Chemistry BSc (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Chemistry with Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Medicinal Chemistry BSc (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.