Core modules include:
Introduction to Sustainability (10 credits)
This module provides an introduction to the philosophical framework of sustainability and green chemistry, using concepts such as green chemistry metrics and life cycle analysis.
Energy and Feedstocks (10 credits)
This module outlines the importance of materials in energy generation, storage and transport, and the challenges of identifying feedstock materials.
Sustainable Synthesis: Chemical Approaches (10 credits)
This module describes how sustainable synthesis can be achieved using modern (catalytic) chemical synthetic methods.
Sustainable Synthesis: Biological Approaches (10 credits)
This module outlines how sustainable synthesis can be achieved by enzymes and whole cells, both on their own and in combination with other synthetic methods.
Innovation and Technology Transfer (10 credits)
This module identifies the issues involved in taking forward cutting edge research into a business, considering factors such as innovation, intellectual property and management.
From Bench to the Bank (10 credits)
This module shows how entrepreneurship and sustainable chemistry may be applied in a commercial context.
Chemistry in-silico (10 credits)
This module introduces computer-aided molecular design with emphasis on the modelling methods used and their underlying theory.
Research Planning and Management (20 credits)
In this module, students will write a literature review and research plan in preparation for the Summer Research Project.
Sustainability in Action (10 credits)
In this module, invited lectures from industrial speakers will teach real examples of greener processes in the chemical industry.
Sustainability Research Project
This module provides the opportunity to undertake a research project in chemistry. A wide range of projects will be available and you will be offered a selection of research areas. All projects will require a review of relevant published work and the planning and execution of a research topic under the guidance of a supervisor and an assessor. You will present your findings orally and in a written report.
Possible optional modules include:
- Advanced Structural Analysis (10 credits)
- Power Generation and Carbon Capture (10 credits)
- Renewable Energy Technologies (10 credits)
- Energy Efficiency for Sustainability (10 credits)
- Managing Projects (10 credits)
- Creative Problem Solving (10 credits)
The above is a sample of the typical modules that we offer but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. Due to the passage of time between commencement of the course and subsequent years of the course, modules may change due to developments in the curriculum and information is provided for indicative purposes only.