WORLD OF WORK - 2017/8
Module code: CHE2027
WARD NI Prof (Chemistry)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 5
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 116
Lecture Hours: 16
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||COMPUTER BASED EXAMINATION (2 HOURS)||30%|
Failure of the module due to the group unit of assessment (part of Shares Game) will require the completion of an essay on the financial shares market and the selected chemical companies.
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Enhancing personal, professional and mathematical skills with an aim to enhance professional employability.
Develop skills and/or competencies for a career
Develop a better understanding of the world of work
Improve your personal professional development and self-reflective practice
Quantitative analysis and advanced mathematical problem solving etc
|Understand the application and interview process in terms of seeking employment||PT|
|Understand how to use information technology in relation to research reports on a chemical company and scientific presentations (oral and poster)||P|
|Understand the nature of the financing of industry through shares and share-dealing||PT|
|Apply the qualities required for teamwork, leadership and communication through practical experience||PT|
|Demonstrate an understanding of quantitative analysis and necessary advanced mathematics.||CP|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes:
understand the application and interview process in terms of seeking employment;
understand how to use information technology in relation to research reports and scientific presentations (oral and poster);
prepare a scientific report/presentation based on a chemical company/chemical publication;
understand the nature of the financing of industry through shares and share-dealing; and
be aware of the qualities required for teamwork, leadership and communication through practical experience;
spreadsheets, setting up tables, plotting data and functions; macros and applications; graphing and statistical functionality for chemical problems.
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to build on skills gained in FHEQ 4 (CHE1031 and 1037):
develop the necessary skills for professional employment;
develop a professional approach to report writing;
increase communication within teams; and
enhance mathematical problem solving abilities.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Transferable skills (20 hours of lectures)
Quantitative Analysis/IT (14 hours of lectures)
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate sufficient skills of the above.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
oral presentations (individual) 15%
professional writing (precis) 15%
Shares Game: contributes 40% to the module mark which is split as follows: presentation (10), Excel spreadsheet (5), report on individual performance (20), report on group performance (5)
Practical Excel examination (2 hours) 30%.
interim Shares Game progress through feedback on progress, suppplemented with examples of good practice
class based Excel exercises
Throughout all classes and workshops
Individual and group coursework
Reading list for WORLD OF WORK : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/che2027
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.