INDUSTRIAL OR ACADEMIC RESEARCH TRAINING - 2020/1
Module code: CHE3057
Enhancing personal, professional and research skills with an aim to enhance professional employability. This module will enable students to evidence and evaluate their placement experiences and transfer that learning to other situations through written and presentation skills.
CREAN Carol (Chemistry)
Number of Credits: 60
ECTS Credits: 30
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 600
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
Developing and enhancing career development skills, transferable skills, course specific or technical skills through experiential learning.
Projects will normally be laboratory–based (including a computer laboratory). The student will be expected to ensure understanding of the aims and objectives of the project and the wider context of the research. The student will be expected to achieve or at least work towards the objectives of the project. In general the work proposed for the project may involve elements of derivative work, and/or also elements that are new. A student is required to prepare and submit a dissertation covering, typically, the background/context of the project, the specific aims and objectives, the reporting of the results, analysis of results, interpretation of results and their implication within the wider context of the research.
Poster and oral presentation as specified by the Department to staff and industrialists at start of final year.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Oral exam or presentation||VIVA VOCE||30|
|Oral exam or presentation||PRESENTATION||5|
|Oral exam or presentation||POSTER PRESENTATION||5|
|Coursework||THREE SITE VISITS||15|
Re-assessment will be in the same format as the original assessment.
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:
• Written dissertation, submitted mid-September 45% [LOs assessed 1-6]
• Viva Voce examination 30% [LOs assessed 1, 4-7]
• Oral Presentation 5% [LOs assessed 8] • Poster Presentation 5% [LOs assessed 9]
• Three Site visits 15% [LOs assessed 10]
• Feedback will be provided on the students performance and progress in the form of meetings with their visiting tutor.
- • to gain an understanding and widen the knowledge base through obtaining `real workplace´ experience in an industrial or other suitable organisation;
- • to enhance the level of personal and professional development, with specific relevance to transferable skills and competencies;
- • to provide the opportunity to undertake an industrial research project(s).
|001||Have carried out of a piece of laboratory work and acquired materials or data that can be critically analysed and discussed in a dissertation and at viva;||KCP|
|002||Prepare a coherent research report that is clear, well structured, written in good English and reports scientific findings to a standard expected by standard journals in the field||KCPT|
|003||Compose a succinct review of the important relevant background literature||KCP|
|004||Show evidence of some critical analysis of the background literature||C|
|005||Report all relevant results obtained in a style that is clear and succinct||CPT|
|006||Interpret and critically analysed specific results sensibly||CPT|
|007||Defend the work at viva||KC|
|008||Carry out an oral presentation in a clear, coherent and concise manner||PT|
|009||Design and present a poster||PT|
|010||Organise and participate in 3 day long site visits (or a Skype interview if requested) from an academic tutor||KPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
• Develop the research skills of the students to allow them to become independent researchers in an industrial or different academic environment.
• Networking in an academic or industrial setting.
The learning and teaching methods include:
• Workplace-based learning, involving day to day practical work and one or more work programmes for which student has a greater degree of personal responsibility.
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.
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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 2020/1 academic year.