Module code: ENG0023

Module Overview

This module provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and comprehension in familiar and unfamiliar chemistry and chemistry-related contexts. It follows on from ¿Foundational Chemistry¿ in semester 1, further reinforcing the skills learnt in the module, whilst going further into the chemistry content. Here the basic content from semester 1 is further built upon, introducing more in-depth topics of organic, physical, inorganic, and analytical chemistry. This module is supported by ¿Applied Chemistry and Biology¿, whereby laboratory sessions will take place, that relate to the content in this module.
This module will use a combination of teaching strategies that encompass cross discipline learning, reflection on outcomes, and traditional lecture teaching.

Module provider

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Module Leader

WRIGHT James (Chst Chm Eng)

Number of Credits: 30

ECTS Credits: 15

Framework: FHEQ Level 3

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 120

Lecture Hours: 70

Tutorial Hours: 22

Guided Learning: 22

Captured Content: 66

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

The content for this module will build knowledge and understanding around the following areas in an integrated way:
¿ Rate of reactions, rate equations
¿ Energetics and equilibria
¿ Redox processes
¿ Acids and bases
¿ Organic chemistry, reactivity and mechanisms of key functional groups
¿ Polymer chemistry
¿ Introduction to spectroscopic techniques

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Online Scheduled Summative Class Test Online Test (90 minutes) 30
Examination 2 Hour Closed Book Examination 70

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to allow students to demonstrate that they have successfully met the learning outcomes of the module (see above). Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

•              Online Test (90 Minutes) LO 1, 2, 3

•              2 Hour Closed Book Examination LO 1, 2, 3


  Formative assessment

Formative feedback is provided for all types of summative assessment mentioned above, through practice exams and tutorial sessions, where seen and unseen questions are discussed in preparation for the final examination (LO 1, 2, 3).



Continuous feedback strategies are built into the module to capture the students’ experiences and development of their:

•              Peer and tutor facilitated

•              Reflect and discuss learning

•              Develop their interpersonal skills

•              Encourage engagement and communication skills

Module aims

  • Further develop a range of chemistry and core scientific skills to prepare students with appropriate knowledge for access into a chemistry degree programme.
  • Further develop key and transferable skills that will help in the assimilation of knowledge and develop autonomy in learning, whilst applying past skills.
  • Improve your cognitive skills that allow for critical thinking, problem solving, and analysis of information.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Apply your knowledge of the fundamental principles of inorganic, organic, physical, and analytical chemistry, to more advanced theories K
002 Demonstrate appropriate analytical and cognitive skills in solving problems CKP
003 Develop and demonstrate attitudes and behaviours that support lifelong learning and begin a journey to becoming an independent learner T

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:
¿ Enhance the students learning experience
¿ Encourage active student engagement
¿ Adopt innovative approaches to learning and teaching
¿ Offer high quality educational delivery
¿ Create the ability to study independently with support

During the course, a number of learning and teaching methods will be used, including:
¿ Lectures and tutorials
¿ Problem solving classes
¿ Independent study
¿ Online activities
¿ Revision tutorials
¿ Self-directed learning
¿ Problem based learning
¿ Guided group work

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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Other information

The School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is committed to developing graduates with strengths in Employability, Digital Capabilities, Global and Cultural Capabilities, Sustainability, and Resourcefulness and Resilience. This module is designed to allow students to develop knowledge, skills, and capabilities in the following areas: ¿ This module continues from the pre-requisite ¿Foundational Chemistry¿, building on the basic chemistry concepts, and starting to specialise into the traditional chemistry topics: organic, inorganic, physical, and analytical. Several topics are discussed in significant depth, to allow you to demonstrate a deep understanding of aspects of chemistry. ¿ Further elements of sustainability are taught throughout the course, with respect to polymer chemistry and the environment. As in ¿Foundational Chemistry¿, the module involves student-led critique of content, its assumptions, and underlying principles, as well as their connection to the wider industrial, environmental, and social context. This module leads onto the 1st year undergraduate chemistry degree courses and modules (CHE1041-1045).

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Chemistry with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Medicinal Chemistry with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Chemistry with Forensic Investigation with Foundation Year BSc (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 2025/6 academic year.