CHEMICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH PROJECT - 2017/8
Module code: ENGM276
Chemical and Process Engineering
WU C Prof (Chm Proc Eng)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Lecture Hours: 4
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||PORTFOLIO OF EVIDENCE||25%|
|Oral exam or presentation||PRESENTATION AND ORAL EXAM||25%|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Completion of the progression requirements to FHEQ Level 7 of the degree courses in Chemical Engineering. Prior completion of ENGM275.
The module is intended to provide a bridge between the research activities of CPE academics and the contents of the MEng programme in Chemical Engineering by providing students with an opportunity for independent research-based learning through individual projects. Advanced training is also provided on academic conferencing and publication skills, such as networking, research abstract / paper writing and presentation skills.
Develop comprehensive independent learning skills through a research project.
Prepare students for further professional research training through, e.g., doctoral programmes.
|Demonstrate familiarity with the major stages of planning, executing and reporting a research project.||CPT|
|Effectively search, interpret and critique technical literature.||KCPT|
|Design a practical, numerical or other evidence-based tests of a theory.||KCPT|
|Evaluate experimental or simulation results in the context of known theory and / or scientific conjecture||KC|
|Write a journal article of an appropriate (early-career researcher) standard.||CPT|
|Present and defend research work to an academic audience.||CPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes:
General Research Work:
Experimental, simulation or data-analysis work
Results / data preparation and interpretation
Research paper preparation
Oral presentation preparation and delivery
Journal selection: Impact Factor, Eigenfactor
Research paper writing: paper design; tense, voice and person; common errors / good practice; writing process and tips; conference and journal paper abstracts
Academic conferencing: conference process; preparation and motivation; paper title and abstract considerations; presentation design and delivery; networking; stress management.
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Facilitate independent and curiosity learning through the careful supervision of research work that is further supported by generic skills-based workshops.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Supervisor meetings 14 hours distributed over 15 weeks (students are to keep a formal record of discussion and action points for each meeting)
Workshops 3 two-hour workshops
Independent learning ~33 hours per week for 13 weeks (average), including the regular update of a research portfolio, paper drafting and writing and preparation of an oral presentation
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the full range of learning outcomes though a range of deliverables relevant to real (professional) research work.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
· Coursework 1 (Research Paper) – 50% (LO1 – LO5)
· Coursework 2 (Portfolio of Evidence) – 25%, e.g. raw data, extended literature information, laboratory notes, computer code, supervisor meeting notes, research plan and adjustments (LO2 – LO4)
· Coursework 3 (Presentation and Oral Exam) – 25% (LO6, LO2 – LO4)
Weekly verbal feedback during supervisor meetings (LO1 – LO6)
Written feedback on Coursework 1-3 (LO1 – LO6)
Reading list for CHEMICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH PROJECT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/engm276
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.