2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
CHEM8101 Industrial Placement for Integrated Masters Students
90 creditsClass Size: 30
Module manager: Dr Chris Pask
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Pre-requisite qualificationsLevel 2 in Chemistry, Chemistry with Analytical Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry or equivalent
|CHEM5300M||Distance Learning for Industrial Placement|
This module is mutually exclusive with
|CHEM8500||BSc Industrial Training Programme|
Module replacesCHEM8100 Industrial Placement
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students will have gained an insight into the relevance and application of chemistry in industry. They will have developed a wide range of new skills, and experienced the application of chemical knowledge in a work-based environment appropriate to the programme of study.
They will also have developed and practised personal transferable skills such as identifying objectives, negotiating the strategy and tactics to be used in achieving such objectives, written and oral communication, and working within a team in an industrial laboratory environment.
Precise knowledge outcomes will be dependent on the type of research project undertaken by the student at the company. Most commonly this will involve either organic synthesis or analytical chemistry, although placements in other types of chemistry are also available.
A synthesis placement will train the students in particular aspects of advanced organic chemistry, and the practical methods for preparing and analysing organic molecules. An analytical chemistry placement will afford advanced knowledge of one or more spectroscopic or analytical methods, for the analysis of laboratory or environmental samples, plus a more general training in the practise of chemical analysis.
To ensure appropriate knowledge outcomes, students on the Medicinal Chemistry (Industry) and Chemistry with Analytical Chemistry (Industrial) programs will have a restricted choice of placement project related to those degree specialisms.
The programme of work carried out during the placement will be agreed by arrangement with the student, academic supervisor and industrial supervisor within the overall objectives described above.
|Private study hours||900.00|
|Total Contact hours||0.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||900.00|
Private studyIndependent learning. Collection of relevant information on the academic, social and professional aspects of the experience in industry.
Other laboratory-based work. Research project undertaken during the placement.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackRegular progress meetings within the company to be arranged between the student and the industrial supervisor.
Students have an assigned mentor from the School. Two half-day meetings will take place between the student, mentor and industrial supervisor during the course of the placement, to check progress and (where appropriate) to undertake on-site assessment. Day-to-day progress cannot otherwise be monitored from Leeds during the placement, but the mentor and module leader will be available to give advice by e-mail when required.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Report||A written report on their research work (in conjunction with assessment reports from the industrial and academic supervisors) which must be submitted within one month of the start of the academic year following the placement||50.00|
|Report||A non-confidential report to be returned to the university for second marking and viewable by external examiners||10.00|
|Placement Assessment||Assessment by industrial supervisor||20.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Project report (50%) to be submitted for assessment at the end of the placement. The report may be marked on-site, rather than in Leeds, if required for confidentiality reasons. A non-confidential report (10%) must be submitted to the school which is second marked and can be viewed by the external examiners. An assessment proforma will also be completed by the company supervisor at the same time (20%). The presentation (20%) will be given on site. Written coursework to be undertaken during the placement is treated under a separate module, CHEM3301 and CHEM3430.
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
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