Molecular Design - Project Course, 6 credits (NKEC23)

Molekylär design - projektkurs, 6 hp

Main field of study



First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Director of studies or equivalent

Magdalena Svensson
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6KKEM Chemistry 5 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 4, 1 Swedish Linköping o

Main field of study


Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Chemistry

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Compulsory courses from the first and second year of the programme.

Intended learning outcomes

The course is designed to give students further experience to an chemist’s approach to analyze a task, solving problems, organizing the required activities to complete the task and working in groups. This is a practical course in which students work in groups. The course will end with written and oral presentations of the groups accomplishments. By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • plan and experimentally execute a project in chemistry
  • understand and evaluate experimentally determined data through critical thinking of scientific literature and available experimental data
  • analyze and structuring problems
  • plan a project after receiving a problem statement and to generate project and time plans
  • take initiative and find creative solutions to problem
  • make oral and written presentations of project work in english.

Course content

The project course involves a projekt based on the fundamental working metods in chemistry; syntesis, separation and analysis. The project can be taken from different areas in chemistry

Teaching and working methods

The project work is performed in groups of 3-4 students and is organized in two parts. First, a plan is worked out and designed for the project with literature research. The second part involves laboartory work, documentation and evaluation. During the project the students shall work independently with a supervisor as a discussion partner to support the project. Project work should be documented during the work, and at the end presented in the form of a presentation and a written report written in english. Both the presentation and the report must be passed.


PRA1ProjectU, G6 credits
Grades are given as ’Fail’ or ’Pass’.


Two-grade scale, U, G


Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Magdalena Svensson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 50 h
Recommended self-study hours: 110 h

Course literature

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PRA1 Project U, G 6 credits
Grades are given as ’Fail’ or ’Pass’.

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