CHEM06026 2019 Engineering Chemistry

General Details

Full Title
Engineering Chemistry
Transcript Title
Engineering Chemistry
Code
CHEM06026
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
CHEM - Chemistry
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Paul Hamilton
Programme Membership
SG_ECIVL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_EMTRN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering SG_EMTRN_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECIVI_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_EMECH_H08 201900 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering SG_EELEC_H08 202000 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronics and Self Driving Technologies SG_EROBO_H08 202000 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Robotics and Automation SG_ECVIL_B07 202000 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_EGENE_H08 202000 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in General Engineering
Description

This module has been designed to give the students an understanding of Chemistry.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Explain matter and the structure of the atom.

2.

Recognise the significance of the periodic table and apply its significance to Chemistry.

3.

Compare electronegativities of elements, predict types of bonding in substances and perform equilibrium reactions.

4.

Explain how materials are formed including crystals and polymers and the chemistry of the atmosphere including the greenhouse effect, the ozone layer and atmospheric pollution.

5.

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

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This modle is designed to give the students a theoretical knowledge of chemistry. In the laboratory practicals the students will cary out experiments, record results, write reports including discussion of the significance of the results.

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.

Repeat Assessments

As per marks and standards.

Indicative Syllabus

Matter, Atomic theory, spectra. Acids, bases, neutralistaion, pH. Molarity. Periodic table of the elements. Bonding. Electronegativity. Chemical equilibrium reactions. Oxidation/reduction. Organic chemistry. Expression of results generated in the laboratory. Crystals, polymers, metals. Components of the atmosphere, the carbon cycle, greenhouse effect, the ozone layer.

Indicative Practicals

Safety in the laboratory, accuracy and precision, solution preparation, volumetric analysis, electrochemical analysis, gravimetric analysis, distillation, chemical oxygen demand, biochemical oxygen demand.

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 Laboratory Practicals Practical Practical Evaluation 30 % OnGoing 4,5
2 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % Any 1,2,3
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Directed Learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Directed learning 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 6.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Chang, R. and Goldsby, K.A. (2018) Chemistry. New York: Mc Graw-Hill.

Burdge, J. (2017) Chemistry. New York: Mc Graw-Hill.

Kennedy, D. and Walsh, P. (2014) Rapid Revision Chemistry. Dublin: Folens.

Kennedy, D. (2014) Chemistry Live! Dublin; Folens.

APPHA, AWWA, WEF (2012) Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wasterwater.

 

URL Resources

www.chemicalelements.com

www.epa.ie

www.hsa.ie

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.