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Module Title LC Labs and Data Analysis 1
SchoolChemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Module Code 04 34037
Module Lead Dr Kit Windows-Yule
Level Certificate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-6 hours
Seminar-6 hours
Tutorial-6 hours
Supervised time in studio/workshop-8 hours
Guided independent study-74 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description Laboratory skills form a core aspect of Chemical Engineering. To be able to collect and correctly analyse data is also an essential skill. The module also provides a synoptic aspect in showing how knowledge and understanding gained in other 1st year modules can be assimilated to help analyse chemical and physical problems. To this end the module is closely associated with the personal academic tutorials that are run, so that staff can help to guide their small tutorial groups in developing the necessary competencies required. Overall a number of experiments and simulations will be performed to gain these lab and data analysis skills in;
  • Chemistry;
  • Material science;
  • Transport Processes (fluid flow, heat transfer and mass transfer);
  • Thermodynamics (chemical).
Students will be introduced to design of experiments protocols and the necessary computing and statistics required to analyse ‘large’ data sets collected via the whole year group (rather than only analyse the student group collected data). Students will be guided through writing of laboratory reports and use of the literature in discussing and critiquing the results.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Write engineering laboratory reports, demonstrating suitable knowledge and use of the literature and relevant data analysis techniques;
  • Use knowledge and understanding from a range of sources in the solution of analysis problems;
  • Carry out laboratory techniques to a suitable standard, showing an understanding of relevant health and safety information and data collection methods.
Assessment 34037-01 : Online Exam : Exam (School Arranged) - Computer-based (25%)
34037-02 : Lab Report : Coursework (50%)
34037-03 : Class Test Stats and Error Analysis : Class Test (25%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
Summative Lab report (2500 words);
Computer based exercise (1 hrs) – this could be done as a class test, but would ideally be centrally arranged as a computer based exam.

Computer based exam (2 hours)
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