CH4SK-Chemistry in Industry and Professional Skills

Module Provider: Chemistry
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Pre-requisites: CH2PH1 Further Physical Chemistry CH2OR1 Further Organic Chemistry and CH2IN1 Further Inorganic Chemistry
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr John McKendrick

Email: j.e.mckendrick@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
To provide students with an appreciation of some of the ways chemistry is applied in an industrial environment and to introduce students to the development and application of modern health and safety legislation.

Aims:
To provide students with an appreciation of some of the ways chemistry is applied in an industrial environment and to introduce students to the development and application of modern health and safety legislation.

Assessable learning outcomes:
Students should be able to appreciate how chemistry can contribute to the understanding, development and improvement of selected industrial processes. Students should also gain an understanding of modern health and safety legislation together with an awareness of their responsibilities as employees and as supervisors; hence helping them to prepare for future careers.

Additional outcomes:
Students will improve their IT skills and communication skills through written assignments, discussions and presentations.

Outline content:
Health and Safety (5)
These lectures will cover aspects such as risk assessment in laboratories, fire prevention and use of extinguishers, laboratory safety and radiation safety.

Lecturers on the industrial applications of Chemistry (30)
These lectures will present aspects of the application of Chemistry in modern industry. It will be taught by industrial visitors and will cover various types of chemistry. Topics will include pharmaceutical chemistry, detergents, computer modelling, industrial catalysis and the prevention of pollution.


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Five lectures in the autumn term on health and safety issues and twenty four hours of lectures and tutorials in the spring term on Industrial Chemistry.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 20 15
Guided independent study 10 55
       
Total hours by term 30.00 70.00
       
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Set exercise 100

Other information on summative assessment:
Risk assessment for project work: 20%
Tutorial questions on industrial lecturers: 80%

Submission Dates:
Tutorial questions will be distributed during the autumn and spring term as the lecturing schedule permits. Submission is typically two weeks after the date of issue.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:

Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy.

The following penalties will be applied to coursework which is submitted after the deadline for submission:

• where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark;
• where the piece of work is submitted more than one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.
(Please refer to the Undergraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guideUG.aspx)

The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.
  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:
    n/a

    Requirements for a pass:
    An overall mark of 50%.

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Reassessment will be by re-submission of the risk assessment worth 20% and an extended written assignment on Industrial Chemistry worth 80% in August.

    Final year students are not eligible to resit this module unless they have failed their degree programme overall.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
    1) Required text books:
    2) Specialist equipment or materials:
    3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
    4) Printing and binding: Printing Of Notes Using University Printers Will Cost 5 Pence Per B
    5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

    Last updated: 21 December 2016

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