APPLIED CHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY - 2017/8

Module code: ENGM055

Module provider

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Module Leader

JONES CJ Mrs (Civl Env Eng)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

C700

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 111

Lecture Hours: 27

Laboratory Hours: 9

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Examination EXAMINATION 70%
Coursework COURSEWORK 30%

Alternative Assessment

None.

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Normal entry requirements for a MSc degree programme and a basic knowledge of the principles of chemistry and biology.

Module overview

This is a compulsory module for MSc Water and Environmental Engieering sudents to provide students with essential knowledge of water chemistry, microbiology and chemical processes associated with water and wastewater treatment.  On successful completion of the module, the students will be able to apply the above knowledge in the practice of water and wastewater treatment and other environmental engineering applications.

Module aims

An introduction to the principles of chemistry and microbiology

A knowledge of the techniques employed to evaluate the performance of treatment processes utilised in water and wastewater treatment

A systematic understanding and critical awareness of the water chemistry, microbiology and chemical processes associated with water and wastewater treatment

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Apply physical and chemical scientific principles and governing equations to water and wastewater treatment KC
Apply the principles of microbiology to water and wastewater treatment KC
Critically assess the principles of chemical processes in the treatment of water and wastewater KCP
Critically assess microbiological processes applicable to water and wastewater treatment KCP
Critically assess the principles of chemical processes in the treatment of water and wastewater KCP
Evaluate procedures employed in the assessment of the efficiency of chemical treatment of water and wastewater KCPT
Appraise the techniques used for the detection and enumeration of bacteria in water and wastewater KCPT
Distinguish between different groups of microorganisms KCP
Recognise importance of the presence of chemical contaminants in drinking water KC
Recognise importance of the presence of pathogenic microorganisms in drinking water KC
Oral and written communication T
Synthesis of data T
Graphical presentation of data T
Use of word processer, spreadsheet, drawing/presentation T
  Technical report writing T
Information retrieval skills T
Reviewing, assessing, and critical thinking skills T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Introduction to Chemical Principles
Chlorine demand
Turbidity, coagulation and flocculation
Hardness and softening
Chemical kinetics
Water quality indicators
Chemistry lab class
Introduction to Microbiology
Bacterial Cells
Bacterial Respiration
Microbial Growth, Isolation and Culture
Bacterial Growth kinetics
Bacterial Inactivation
Microbes in treatment processes
Microbiology lab classes

Methods of Teaching / Learning


This module is a compulsory module for MSc Water and Environmental Engineering students and provides basic knowledge of chemistry and microbiology for the multi-disciplinary group of students on the Water and Environmental Engineering MSc programme.   It provides a basic knowledge of chemistry and microbiology, and accordingly enables a greater understanding of the topics covered in ENGM034, ENGM035 and ENGM036.

The module is delivered principally by lectures but also includes laboratory work in chemical water treatment techniques and basic microbiological testing.

The learning and teaching methods include:

·         Microbiology Lectures (9 hours)

·         Chemistry Lectures and tutorials (15 hours)

·         Flocculation and Chlorination laboratory class (3 hours)

·         Microbiological techniques laboratory classes (6 hours)

·         Directed and guided reading (including revision and preparation for lab classes) (85 hours)

·         Assignments (30 hours)

·         Examination (2 hours)

 

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:

Knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of chemistry and microbiology, (LO’s 1, 2, 5, 6, 7) through a 2 hour unseen examination.


The appreciation of practical water treatment procedures is assessed through coursework (LO’s 3, 5, 8).
Knowledge and understanding together with the necessary skills to describe and interpret microbiological testing procedures is assessed through coursework (LO’s 4, 6).



Ability to interpret chemical data (LO 2, 3, 4) is assessed through unseen examination.


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

·         Examination [Learning outcomes assessed 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8] (2 hours) {70%}

·         Assignment 1, chemistry coursework [Learning outcomes assessed 1, 5, 8 a, b, c, f, g] (10 hours) {10%}

·         Assignment 2, microbiology coursework [Learning outcomes assessed 2, 6, ] (20 hours) {20%}

Formative assessment and feedback

Formative assessment will be through a range of self assessment excersises provided on SurreyLearn. These excersises will provide automatic feedback where necessary.

Students will receive written feedback on the coursework

Reading list

Reading list for APPLIED CHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/engm055

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.