CHEMISTRY - 2021/2
Module code: ENG0017
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We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
The module will cover physical and organic chemistry principles relevant to degree-level study in disciplines requiring a strong background in these subjects, e.g. the BEng / MEng Chemical Engineering programmes at the University of Surrey. The subject content will be at a level equivalent to the UK A-level qualification. Learning will be through a series of industrial process examples and case studies.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
TAYLOR Alison (FEPS)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 3
JACs code: F100
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 54
Seminar Hours: 6
Tutorial Hours: 12
Guided Learning: 48
Captured Content: 30
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
• Amount of substance
• Atomic structure
• Bonds and molecules; bonds and physical structure
• Energetics and chemical thermodynamics
• Chemical equilibria
• Rate equations
• Oxidation, reduction and redox reactions
• Acids and bases; pH
• IUPAC nomenclature of organic compounds
• Alkanes, alkenes and alcohols
• Aldehydes and ketones
• Carboxylic acids and derivatives
• Aromatic compounds
Analytic Techniques (overview):
• Mass spectrometry
• Infra-red spectroscopy
• Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
• Gas chromatography and HPLC
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Online Scheduled Summative Class Test||TIMED ONLINE (OPEN BOOK) TEST WITHIN 24HR WINDOW (1 HOUR)||30|
|Examination Online||ONLINE (OPEN BOOK) EXAM WITHIN 24HR WINDOW||70|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of chemistry concepts, and to show their skills in solving a variety of problems, in different contexts, using appropriately selected techniques.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
• Final written examination [all LOs assessed] 70%
• In-class test [LOs 1-5] 30%
Formative assessment and feedback will be through regular tests and assignments.
Formative feedback is provided orally on a one-to-one basis and to the whole group in tutorial/problems classes and recorded by the students. Fully worked solutions to tutorial problems will be provided via SurreyLearn following the class.
- Develop knowledge and skills in physical and organic chemistry as appropriate to this level
- Develop an understanding of scientific and experimental methods relevant to chemical and physical transformations
- Contextualise chemistry knowledge through representative industrial examples
|001||Undertake fundamental calculations on the amount of substance using information on molecular weight, the Avogadro constant and chemical formula.||CK|
|002||Describe the nature of ionic, covalent and metallic bonds; construct molecular formula for such bonding.||CK|
|003||Define enthalpy changes associated with chemical formation; calculate heats of reaction through the use of Hess’s law.||CK|
|004||Use information on reaction rate kinetics and the equilibrium constant to quantify the extent of reaction.||CK|
|005||Define and determine the pH of acidic solutions.||CK|
|006||Describe the basis of fractional distillation of crude oil and the modification of alkanes by cracking, combustion and chlorination.||K|
|007||Outline reaction mechanisms and the formation of major products associated with reactions involving alkenes, halogenoalkanes, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and aromatic compounds.||CK|
|008||Explain the basic premise of analytic techniques such as gas chromatography, HPLC, NMR, mass spectrometry and IR spectroscopy.||K|
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
• Use a combination of lectures, tutorials (e.g. group activities, student-led discussions, problem-classes) and demonstration classes
• Give emphasis to knowledge and skills transfer to common industrial processes
• Encourage independent learning through the use of captured content resources, guided reading and formative assessment
The learning and teaching methods include:
• Lectures/seminars 3 hrs/week
• Tutorials and demonstrations 1 hr/week
• Independent learning 6 hr/week
Learning consolidation will be achieved through related practical (laboratory) work as part of the ENG0014 module (Engineering Physical Science Laboratory and Project).
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.
Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: ENG0017
Programmes this module appears in
|Civil Engineering With Foundation Year BEng (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Mathematics with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Mathematics with Statistics with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Financial Mathematics with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Chemical Engineering With Foundation Year BEng (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Chemical and Petroleum Engineering With Foundation Year BEng (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% 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 2021/2 academic year.