SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 10.00
ECTS Credit Points 5.00
Module Code M2H324919
Module Leader Sheila Smith
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Engineering Chemistry

Summary of Content

The students will learn about the basic analytical techniques like volumetry, gravimetry, turbiditimetry, spectrophotometry and gain knowledge on pH , conductivity viscosity and water analysis.


The laboratory syllabus will cover the following areas: Volumetric analysis: to find the concentration of sodium hydroxide and sulphuric acid. pH and conductivity: to compute relation between pH and conductivity Viscosity: to find the kinematic viscosity of an oil using Redwood Viscometer Gravimetry: estimation of Barium as Barium Sulphate using gravimetry Water Analysis- to find alkalinity, acidity, residual chlorine, temperory hardness, permanent hardness, total hardness, total solids, total suspended solids, total dissolved solids. Turbiditimetry: Spectrophotometry: analysis of concentration of given unknown solution.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Prepare standard solutions. (AM1/AM4)2. Determine the concentration of unknown solutions using volumetric analysis. (AM1/AM4)3. Examine the relation between pH and conductivity of a solution. (AM1/AM4)4. Calculate the kinematic viscosity of oil. (AM1/AM4)5. Estimate various water quality parameters of given water sample. (AM1/AM4)6. Perform the spectrophotometric analysis. (AM1/AM4)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The laboratory exercises relate theoretical concepts to practical experience. The students will be expected to perform lab exercises, record the observations, perform calculations and report the results.

Indicative Reading

-360 1. Sudha Rani, 2001, Laboratory Manual on Engineering Chemistry , First edition, Dhanpat Rai Publishing Company (P) Ltd. 2. Jain,P.C.,& Jain,M., 2005, Engineering Chemistry , 15 th edition, Dhanpat Rai Publishing Company(P)Ltd. Ryan, L., Advanced Chemistry for you , Nelson Thornes (Publishers Ltd)

Transferrable Skills

The laboratory exercises will equip the students with the etiquettes to be followed while working in a laboratory. Laboratories provide: use of IT and Interpersonal/team skills Reports provide: Communication/Literacy/Linguistic/Critical Evaluation

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Practicals (FT) 28.00
Assessment (FT) 8.00
Independent Learning (FT) 64.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% Midterm Test Lab Test 25% (Unseen written - 1 ½ Hours)
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% End-term Lab test 25% ( Unseen written- 1 ½ Hours)
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 35% Skill card+ Viva voce +Lab report : 50%