MEng Chemical Engineering with Industrial Experience

Year of entry: 2022

Course unit details:
Industrial Experience Logbook & 2nd Site Visit

Course unit fact file
Unit code CHEN30100
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 3
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by Department of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

The practical nature of chemical engineering makes any industrial experience gathered whilst studying an invaluable asset.  The MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering with Industrial Experience course complies with the requirements for MEng accreditation by the Institution of Chemical Engineers.  The accredited MEng course must include everything currently covered by a BEng, but with the following additional features:

i.          advanced depth in chemical engineering (deeper penetration of knowledge and understanding than has previously been acquired in the degree programme)

ii.          advanced breadth in chemical engineering (exposure to topics additional to those that would normally be considered as core chemical engineering)

iii.         advanced chemical engineering practice (application of chemical engineering techniques and, if possible, innovative design)

 

The industrial experience year must therefore provide all three of these features, which are assessed as part of the Logbook and overall placement assessment during the second site visit.

 

Aims

 

The unit aims to assess the performance of the student during the year placement. As part of the placement the student is expected to develop the ability to record the tasks and activities in a logbook that should be usable by others. The overall performance in terms of development into an engineer that can put theory into practice on industrial problems is assessed by the industrial supervisor of the student and the academic supervisor during a visit of the academic

 

Learning outcomes

 

Category of outcome

Students should be able to

Knowledge and understanding

-          Varies according to placement tasks, but activities should contribute towards enhancing the breadth and depth of the student’s chemical engineering skills.

Intellectual skills

-          Varies according to placement tasks, but activities should contribute towards enhancing the breadth and depth of the student’s chemical engineering skills.

Practical skills

-          Varies according to tasks undertaken during placement, but activities should contribute towards enhancing the breadth and depth of the student’s chemical engineering skills.

Transferable skills and personal qualities

-          Varies according to placement, but should include at least communication skills, health and safety, as organizational skills.

 

Syllabus

Once you have started your placement you must keep an accurate log of your activities. The logbook is a diary into which you record as much information as you feel appropriate on a regular basis. The more you put in as you go along the easier it will be to prepare the final dissertation or report. Your logbook enables you to keep a track of the projects you undertake, the courses you attend and the routine tasks you perform.  Unlike a normal diary this is not something you necessarily complete every day, and instead use it to record your experiences and development at the end of each week.  It should be a good reflection of the work undertook during the placement and understood by others. The information contained in the logbook should be comprehensive enough for someone to continue your work in the future.

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching process varies according to placement. Direct interactions with industrial supervisors and academic placement supervisors occur throughout the year.

 

Knowledge and understanding

Knowledge and understanding

-          Varies according to placement tasks, but activities should contribute towards enhancing the breadth and depth of the student’s chemical engineering skills.

 

Intellectual skills

Intellectual skills

-          Varies according to placement tasks, but activities should contribute towards enhancing the breadth and depth of the student’s chemical engineering skills.

 

Practical skills

Practical skills

-          Varies according to tasks undertaken during placement, but activities should contribute towards enhancing the breadth and depth of the student’s chemical engineering skills.

 

Transferable skills and personal qualities

Transferable skills and personal qualities

-          Varies according to placement, but should include at least communication skills, health and safety, as organizational skills.

 

Assessment methods

Assessment task

Length

How and when feedback is provided

Weighting within unit (if relevant)

 

Written report constituting a logbook of activities

-

Comments by assessors provided after grading.

25%

Assessment of placement performance during second site visit

-

Comments by assessors provided after grading

75%

 

Feedback methods

Your logbook will be assessed by your Industrial Supervisor and Academic Placement Supervisor during the second site visit, or at the end of the Semester (whereby it must be submitted with your dissertation and Skills Acquired Report).

You should submit your logbook using the Blackboard application in the assessment section.

Recommended reading

Examples of logbooks are provided on Blackboard.

Study hours

Placement hours
Placement 100

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Thomas Vetter Unit coordinator

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