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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Project
Module Code CS454
School School of Chemical Sciences
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Aoife Morrin
Semester 2: Aoife Morrin
Autumn: Aoife Morrin
Module TeachersAoife Morrin
Apryll Stalcup
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 20
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
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During this module, students get a practical training as researchers in a specialised research topic of interest related to Chemistry. As well as the generation of experimental data, students will learn to critically analyse and synthesise research data, and present their findings to a technical audience.

Learning Outcomes

1. Design and plan experimental and desk-based procedures to investigate and answer a specific research question
2. Perform practical laboratory techniques and/or computing skills in a safe and competent manner for the purposes of investigative research
3. Develop a level of research independence in relation to experimental design planning and analysis of experimental data
4. Process and interpret experimental (and/or secondary data) in the context of addressing a specific research question
5. Document a clear and accurate record of experimental methods used and desk-based approaches taken as appropriate
6. Effectively communicate the findings from their research project in oral and written formats by way of a critical analysis and interpretation of experimental data in the context of the original research problem proposed

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Laboratory240The students will be expected to be laboratory based for 6 weeks of the module on a full-time basis for practical work and also data analysis and report writing
Independent Study260Students will be expected to be desk-based for 6 weeks of this module on a full-time basis (40 hours per week)
Independent Study170No Description
Total Workload: 670

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

The subject area of the research project will be linked to that of topic of the literature survey undertaken in CS453.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Practical/skills evaluationResearch skills and engagement with project25%n/a
Report(s)Report write-up of research undertaken60%n/a
Oral ExaminationOral presentation to a small number of academics to communicate the findings of the research project15%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 2
Indicative Reading List

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    Minor edit on 2-8-2019
    Programme or List of Programmes
    ACBSc in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sc.
    ASBSc in Analytical Science
    Date of Last Revision19-AUG-08

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