CHEM06026 2012 Engineering Science 102

General Details

Full Title
Engineering Science 102
Transcript Title
Engineering Science 102
N/A %
Subject Area
CHEM - Chemistry
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2012 - Full Academic Year 2012-13
End Term
2014 - Full Academic Year 2014-15
Paul Hamilton
Programme Membership
SG_ECIVL_H08 201300 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering SG_EENVI_B07 201300 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering *** Copy *** SG_ECIVI_C06 201200 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering

This module has been designed to give the student a basic understanding of Engineering Science (Chemistry).

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Understand matter and explain the structure of the atom.


Recognise the significance of the periodic table of the elements and and apply its significance to chemistry.


Compare electronegativities of elements and predict types of bonding in substances.


Define the expression of concentration of solutions and perform chemistry equilibrium equations.


Perform experiments in the laboratory including applying the pH concept and oxidation/reduction in analysing chemical reactions and chemical composition.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment consisting of written examination during the term.

Laboratory practicals based on laboratory technique, attendance, punctuality, assessment of laboratory reports. This includes a research assignment relating to the electron and spectra.

End of year examination.

Indicative Syllabus

Atomic theory elements and compounds. Bonding, valency, acids, bases, neutralisation, pH. Cemical equilibrium reactions. Acid-base titrations, volumretirc analysis, gravimetric analysis, oxidation/rediction reactions, electrochemistry, distillation, chemical oxygen demand, organic chemistry.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Evaluation Practical book evaluation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,2,4,5
2 Continuous Assessment Answer 10 questions Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Any 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Answer 4 questions out of 5 Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Chemistry 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Chemistry 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Chemistry 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Chang, R. and Goldsby, K.A. (2013) Chemistry. New York: Mc Graw-Hill.

Burdge, J. (2013) Chemistry. New York: Mc Graw-Hill.

Kennedy, D. and Walsh, P. (2002) Rapid Revision Chemistry. Dublin: Folens.

Kennedy, D. (2000) Chemistry Live! Dublin; Folens.

Other Resources

State Examinations Commission. (2010) Formulae and Tables. Dublin. Government Publications.

Additional Information

Students are required to wear a clean white laboratory coat in the laboratory. They also need safety glasses and a small hard backed notebook to record data and observations.