SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 10.00
ECTS Credit Points 5.00
Module Code M2F124918
Module Leader Sheila Smith
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

This module provides the student with the fundamental principles of engineering chemistry to understand basic aspects of chemical reactions, chemistry of petroleum hydrocarbons, reaction kinetics and theory of catalysis, etc. as applied to industrial processes.


The teaching syllabus will cover the following areas: Atomic structure: periodic table;energy levels; atoms and nucleus; electronic configuration of elements; groups and periods; modern periodic table; metals and non-metals Chemical bonding: electron affinity; electro negativity; ionization potential; ionic bonding and ionic compounds; covalent bonding; vanderwaal's' forces; polar molecules; hydrogen bonding Mole Concept Principles of gravimetric analysis and volumetric analysis Acid-baseequilibria Introduction to electrochemistry and thermochemistry Hydrocarbons: classification , nomenclature and isomerism

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Explain the atomic structure, periodic table and chemical bonding. (AM1, AM7)2. Describe the basics of electrochemistry, ionic equilibria. (AM1, AM7) 3. Describe the basics of volumetric analysis, analytical instruments and electrochemistry. (AM1, AM7) 4. Examine the nomenclature of hydrocarbons, isomerism, catalysis in industrial application. (AM1)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The lectures will be used to explain theoretical concepts and working principles of engineering chemistry with suitable examples. Independent learning will be encouraged to satisfy the student's particular interest Tutorials will be used to reinforce the module material discussed during lecture sessions. It also serves as a platform of technical discussions to clarify any queries that arise from directed studies.

Indicative Reading

Jain,P.C.,&Jain,M., 2005, Engineering Chemistry, 15 th edition, DhanpatRai Publishing Company(P)Ltd. Soni, P.L., 2007, A Text Book on Inorganic Chemistry, 20 th edition,SultanChand,New Delhi. Soni, P.L., 2002, A text book of Organic Chemistry, Sultan Chand New Delhi. Ryan, L., Advanced Chemistry for you, Nelson Thornes (Publishers Ltd). Skoog, D.A. & West D.M., 2004,Fundamentals of analytical chemistry ,8 th edition, Harcourt,Singapore.

Transferrable Skills

The student will gain theoretical and explanatory skills in inorganic, analytical and organic areas of engineering chemistry

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 42.00
Assessment (FT) 8.00
Independent Learning (FT) 50.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (School) 1.50 20.00 35% Mid-term test - 20%(Unseen written - 1½ Hours)
Exam (Exams Office) 1.50 50.00 45% Final Examination- 50%(Unseen written - 1½ Hours
Coursework 1 n/a 30.00 35% Coursework 1