INDUSTRIAL OR ACADEMIC RESEARCH TRAINING - 2023/4
Module code: CHE3068
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.
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
CREAN Carol (Chst Chm Eng)
Number of Credits: 75
ECTS Credits: 37.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: X210
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 745
Captured Content: 5
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes: Developing and enhancing career development skills, in particular laboratory research skills, transferable skills including critical evaluation of results and advanced technical report writing, course specific or technical skills through experiential learning.
Projects will normally be laboratory–based (including a computer laboratory). Students will be expected to ensure understanding of the aims and objectives of the project and the wider context of the research. Students 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. Students are 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||25|
|Oral exam or presentation||PRESENTATION||7|
|Practical based assessment||SITE VISIT 1||7|
|Practical based assessment||SITE VISIT 2||7|
|Practical based assessment||SITE VISIT 3||7|
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:
- Viva Voce examination 25% [LOs assessed 1, 4]
- Oral Presentation 7% [LOs assessed 5]
- Poster Presentation 7% [LOs assessed 5]
- Site visit 1 7%
- Site visit 2 7%
- Site visit 3 7%
- Written dissertation, 40% [LOs assessed 1-3]
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 a piece of laboratory work and acquired materials or data that can be critically analysed and written up in a coherent, well-structured report, and discussed at viva||KCPT|
|002||Show evidence of some critical analysis of the background literature by composing a succinct review of the important relevant background literature||KCP|
|003||Report all relevant results obtained in a style that is clear and succinct; interpret and critically analyse specific results sensibly||CPT|
|004||Defend the work at viva||KC|
|005||Design and present a poster; Carry out an oral presentation in a clear, coherent and concise manner||PT|
|006||Organise and participate in 3 day-long site visits (or equivalent virtual meeting) 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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Students will be supported to develop a unique set of individual, interpersonal and professional skills, which are relevant to chemistry and their career ambitions. These skills will equip students with all the tools needed to progress, complete their studies and be employment ready.
Within the University’s broader education strategy, this module particularly develops students’ Digital Capabilities. Students will significantly enhance their use of word processing software for report and dissertation writing and the use of scientific databases for research and referencing.
The requirement of some significant amount of self-study also helps develop students’ Resourcefulness & Resilience.
Programmes this module appears in
|Chemistry MChem(YEAR LONG)||Year-long||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Chemistry with Forensic Investigation MChem(YEAR LONG)||Year-long||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Medicinal Chemistry MChem(YEAR LONG)||Year-long||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 2023/4 academic year.