MEng Chemical Engineering / Course details

Year of entry: 2021

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Course unit details:
Dissertation: Poster & Presentation

Unit code CHEN40122
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 4
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Department of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

For this 10 credit unit, a student must describe the project in the form of a poster which will be shown as part of a poster session in May, 2020. Two markers will question the student about the project and also view the poster. They will produce a joint assessment based both on poster quality and the oral performance.

 

Aims

- Develop students’ communication skills via the preparation of a poster and in responding orally to questions on their projects.

 

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

  • Ability to prepare a poster according to guidelines (A0 portrait size)
  • Answer the questions posed by the markers on the poster and the project.

Intellectual skills

  • Ability to précis the work in the form of a poster
  • Ability to present work in a logical and visually effective manner
  • Ability to present the work orally and answer questions about it

Practical skills

  • Poster preparation and defence

Transferable skills and personal qualities

  • Communicate the work and its outcomes in a poster
  • Ability to defend own work with confidence

 

Teaching and learning methods

The dissertation project will entail a combination of lectures (e.g. on library skills), meetings with the supervisor, self-directed learning and hands-on practical experience.

 

The poster will be assessed by two academic staff members in a joint 25 minute Q&A session. The poster will be assessed on its quality and on the student’s ability to discuss the work described in it.

 

These two elements will count for 10 credits.

 

Knowledge and understanding

Knowledge and understanding

  • Ability to prepare a poster according to guidelines (A0 portrait size)
  • Answer the questions posed by the markers on the poster and the project.

 

Intellectual skills

Intellectual skills

  • Ability to précis the work in the form of a poster
  • Ability to present work in a logical and visually effective manner
  • Ability to present the work orally and answer questions about it

 

Practical skills

Practical skills

  • Poster preparation and defence

 

Transferable skills and personal qualities

Transferable skills and personal qualities

  • Communicate the work and its outcomes in a poster
  • Ability to defend own work with confidence

 

Assessment methods

 

Assessment task

Length

Weighting within unit (if relevant)

Poster and oral defence

(25 minutes)

 

A0 size, portrait

 

100%

 

 

Feedback methods

15 working days from submission date

Recommended reading

As given by the project supervisor

 

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Tutorials 7
Independent study hours
Independent study 93

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Carlo Santoro Unit coordinator

Additional notes

This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 20/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact.  Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates.

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