The course takes place over 48 hours of lectures, which will be held, unless otherwise specified, face by face. The lessons will be recorded and uploaded to Elly in asynchronous mode to allow students to use them remotely.
For all students it will be possible asking for additional explanations, face to face or remotely, by sending an e-mail to the teacher, and in particular for students who will follow remotely it will be possible to organize on request in a small group discussion sessions on the Teams platform.
The slides used during the lessons and other supporting material will be uploaded every week on the Elly platform. Registration for the online course is required to download the slides. The slides are considered an integral part of the teaching material. Non-attending students are reminded to check the available teaching materials and the indications provided by the teacher through the Elly platform. The teacher is available by appointment (e-mail) for further explanations.
During the course one or more seminars of experts and visits to chemical plants will be scheduled and promptly communicated to the students.
Assessment methods and criteria
The assessment of learning takes place through a written test followed by an oral test (remotely or face to face), during which the student must demonstrate
1) to have studied and understood the industrial chemical processes
2) to be able to compare and discuss independently and critically the processes: for e.g. new and older processes
3) to use a correct language to describe the processes
4) to be able to find connections between the contents of other courses: for e.g. to explain the reaction mechanism of an industrial process using the skills acquired in the Organometallic course.
The written examination consists of 10 questions concerning all the topics of the course. Each question has a specific maximum score ranging from 1 to 3.
The score obtained is communicated to the student before access to the oral examination. Minimum total score to be admitted to oral examination is 13.
The oral exam includes the discussion of any missing or incorrect answer, and of a complex catalytic process chosen by the teacher (multistep reactions, enentioselective reactions) and assigns a total score ranging from 0 to 5.
The laude is assigned in the case of a score over 30 only if the candidate demonstrates the ability to argue critically and the ability to connect the different parts of the course. The skills of synthesis, use of a correct technical language and communication will be evaluated positively.