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Course Details in 2022/23 Session

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Module Title LF Science and Engineering Skills
SchoolChemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Module Code 04 23619
Module Lead Dr Christopher Windows-Yule
Level Foundation Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions As a compulsory module: All Home/EU Foundation Year students in EPS
Contact Hours Lecture-12 hours
Seminar-3 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-15 hours
Guided independent study-88 hours
Total: 118 hours
Description This module is core for all HOME- EU Foundation Year students in EPS and is designed to develop a range of communication and transferable skills in context. Communication orally, in writing, individually and in teams, will be explored. There will be opportunities for students to:
- familiarise themselves with University systems and their use – e-mail, iVLE etc;
-develop skills in scientific communication (writing and presenting), literature search and referencing;
-complete a significant piece of research aimed at enhancing their knowledge of science and engineering careers in general and their own chosen discipline in particular.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Prepare and deliver an oral presentation, exploring and improving their team work skills;
  • Research, plan and deliver an outline for an essay on a technical subject;
  • Analyse and critically assess some generic data
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the significance and practices of proper referencing in the field of science and engineering and in the academic setting;
Assessment 23619-03 : Module mark : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 100% continuous assessment to include:
- Short group presentation and associated script (40%)
- 4 page Essay (40%)
- Data assignment,(20%)

Reassessment: 2 Hr written unseen examination in the supplementary period – students will be asked to complete 1 question from each of two sections: section 1 – a choice of essay topics related to issues affecting modern science, engineering and society; section 2 – a choice of questions related to the use of presentation techniques and tools used to research and deliver an effective scientific talk.
Other None
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