Molecular and biomolecular engineering CHIM-H518

Taught in: english
Second term

Content

The role of chemistry in the food, drug and agrochemical industries is discussed. Emphasis is not only placed on scientific issues but also on socio-economical issues and the positive role of chemistry in human development.

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Objectives (and/or specific learning outcomes

Apply all acquired knowledge in chemistry to critically analyse the complex issues related to the production and use of high added value chemicals.

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Pre‐required

Pre‐required knowledge and skills

Basic knowledge in all disiplines related to chemistry
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Teaching method and learning activities

Seminars presented by different members of the lab and external colleagues.

Seminars by the students on a subject chosen by them from a list proposed by the tecahing staff. These presentations must allow a subsequent debate. (this will be discussed in detail at our first meeting)

Student participation to all seminars is compulsory.

Course material(s)

No

A copy of the powerpoint slides projected during seminars by the teaching staff and of all other teaching material is made available on the Université Virtuelle or via a shared Dropbox folder.

References, bibliography and recommended reading

Chemical and Engineering News (American Chemical Society)

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Contribution to the programme profile

This teaching unit contributes to the following competences:

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of exact sciences with the specificity of their application to engineering

  • The flexibility and adaptability to work in an international and/or intercultural context

  • An integrated insight in chemical process and materials' technology

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Assessment

Method(s) of assessment

Personal work + written exam

Construction of the mark (including the weighting of the various partial marks)

Personal work : 40%

Presence and activity during the seminars : 20%

Written exam : 40%

Assessment language

English

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Other informations

Contact(s)

Prof. Kristin Bartik : 02/650 2063; e-mail: kbartik@ulb.ac.be; office: P2.2.213.

Prof. Gilles Bruylants : 02/650 3586; e-mail: gbruylan@ulb.ac.be; office: P2.2.110

Teaching location

Campus Solbosch, building P2, P2.2.204

Schedule volume

24 h of seminars and 12h for personal work and student presentations

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