Module Title:Engineering Chemistry
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This subject will be taught in two theory classes of one hour duration per week and one two hour practical class each week.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide the student with an introduction to the principles of chemistry to develop practical laboratory skills in chemistry.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate a theoretical knowledge and understanding of chemistry, fluid mechanics and biology as applied to civil engineering.
LO2 Apply scientific procedures, including recording and analysing experimental data.
LO3 Understand the principles behind basic laboratory instruments.
LO4 Explain the theory behind practical experiments carried out in the laboratory.
LO5 Identify and quantify basic sources of error in laboratory experiments.
LO6 Demonstrate an ability to work independently in a laboratory or as part of a team.
LO7 Apply the appropriate safety procedures in the laboratory.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Physical standards, SI units, basic measurements, length, time, errors measurement of errors.
Pressure in liquid, density, atmospheric pressure, pressure gauges, viscosity and pressure.
Structure of atom. the periodic table, ionic and covalent bonds, concentrations of solutions, molarity, basic water quality
At the start of each practical there will be a talk about any relevant safety issues. The practical component will allow students to develop the required technical competencies, attitudes and behaviours develop problem solving abilities and group skills
biodiversity and conservation, microbiology and its importance in water quality and wastewater treatment
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination a number of one hour exams throughout the year plus a formal end of year exam 1,2,3,4 50.00 n/a
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation a two hour practical each week 2,3,4,5,6,7 50.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours 12 Weeks per Stage 6.50
Total Hours 126.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMHCE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering 2 Mandatory
CW_CMHCE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering - Ab Initio 1 Mandatory