Module Title:Analytical Techiques for Brewing and Distilling
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be taught in two theory classes of one hour duration for 12 weeks plus one 3 hour practical per week for 12 weeks. Lectures will be linked to practical classes and the practical component will allow students to develop the required technical competencies, attitudes and behaviours and promote timely submission of reports written in the standard format
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to develop knowledge of basic analytical principles together with practical applications in the brewing and distilling industry
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Explain and demonstrate a range of analytical techniques such as , Titration, UV assay, spectroscopic techniques and calibration curves.
LO2 Discuss and describe the theoretical background on which these techniques are based and understand how error occurs and can be minimized in each technique
LO3 Comprehend and apply quality control measures
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Analytical Techniques and Procedures
General approach to analytical procedures. Steps in analytical analysis. Representative sampling, sample preparation, analysis and interpretation of results. Systematic error and random error. Precision and accuracy. Measurement uncertainty.
Titrimetric Methods:
Review of concentration calculations, ppm, w/w,w/v dilutions of solutions. Principles of titrations
Spectroscopic Methods
Properties of light. Electromagnetic spectrum. Absorption of light. Beers Law. Absorption Spectra and colour. Spectrometer - good operating techniques. Applications of Beers' Law. Principles of atomic absorption and flame emission spectroscopy, sample treatment, use of standards. Interferences standard addition methods applications. Infra-red spectroscopy sample preparation care and maintenance of cells. Identification of compounds using correlation charts
The Brewing and Distilling industry
Introduction to analytical techniques in brewing and distilling. Basic calculations.
Control of the quality of analytical methods
Control of errors in analysis. Repeatability and reproducibility. Validation, precision specificity, LOD, LOQ, linearity, ruggedness and robustness.
Practicals will develop skills in the use of analytical equipment and techniques from, AAS, AES, FTIR and UV. The practicals covered will reinforce and amplify the material covered in the lecture course. The use of updated software, PROBE for UV-Vis will be used also.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment10.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Special Regulation
Students must achieve a minimum grade (35%) in both the practical/CA and final examination
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Written assessment 1,2,3 5.00 n/a
Examination Written assessment 2,3 5.00 n/a
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical log book 1 40.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Written examination 1,2,3 50.00 End-of-Semester

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 3.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 4.33
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SABRE_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Brewing and Distilling 3 Mandatory