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XX50192: Research project 1

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 24
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 80%, OR 20%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • ORAL (OR 20%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Reassessment not allowed
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To plan, conduct and complete an experimental, literature-based or theoretical/ computational project using academic research facilities in the Departments of Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit students should be able to:
* Acquire and critically review technical information on a chemical engineering subject.
* Produce a working programme for the project and carry out their research according to this programme.
* Critically discuss the results generated during the project, evaluate these results in the context of the literature data available.
* Summarise the main project results and suggest directions for further work on the subject. Produce a professional report and poster on their project.

Acquisition and critical review of technical information on a subject; laboratory practice and data analysis, advanced experimental and/or computational skills; skills in tackling unresolved scientific and/or engineering problems, report writing; presentation skills. Facilitated/taught and assessed.

After allocation of the projects students must meet their supervisor/s to discuss the project objectives.
* During the initial project stage in semester 1, students must undertake the necessary background reading, prepare necessary materials, carry out appropriate safety assessments and devise a work programme. At the end of this stage (two weeks) a short preliminary report summarising this work must be submitted to the project supervisor.
* During the second stage of the project, students will carry out research according to their work programme in consultation with their supervisor/s. To complete the work on the project, students will need to produce and submit a detailed report.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

XX50192 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.