Surrey University Stag

WORLD OF WORK - 2024/5

Module code: CHE2027

Module Overview

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

Module provider

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Module Leader

TURNER Scott (Chst Chm Eng)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: F190

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 10

Independent Learning Hours: 129

Lecture Hours: 4

Seminar Hours: 4

Captured Content: 3

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • understand how scientific discovery is translated into industrial action;

  • understand how to use information technology in relation to research reports and scientific presentations;

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

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

  • 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
Oral exam or presentation PRODUCT TASK PRESENTATION 15
Oral exam or presentation SHARES GAME GROUP PRESENTATION 10

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 with the aim of increasing employability.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • oral presentation (individual and group)

  • professional report writing

  • Communication through posters

  • Practical Excel coursework


Formative assessment

  • Interim sessions give feedback on progress in tasks, supplemented with examples and discussion of good practice

  • class based Excel workshops



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, and delivering science in the workplace PT
002 Understand how to use information technology in relation to research reports on a chemical company and scientific presentations 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 spreadsheets CP

Attributes Developed

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 build on skills gained in FHEQ 4:

  • develop the necessary skills for professional employment;

  • develop a professional approach to report writing;

  • practice communication within teams; and

  • enhance mathematical problem solving abilities.


The learning and teaching methods include:

  • individual and group presentations;

  • report writing

  • communication through posters

  • 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
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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 2024/5 academic year.