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MEng Chemical Engineering with Energy and Environment / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Design Project 3 - Part 1
|Unit level||Level 3|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Department of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
Students, working in design teams, undertake an open-ended advanced project to design a process to produce a specified product. Teams are supervised by academic ‘project managers’ who assist in definition of the task(s) to be carried out.
Prior to the start of the project, teams work to prepare Product Proposal Business Cases, the best of which are selected to form the basis of the Design Project topics.
Part 1 (CHEN30012) of the design project is performed by all members of the team, who work together to undertake a detailed design appraisal (including preliminary economic evaluation) and produce mass and energy balances for their preferred process.
Part 2 (CHEN30022) is then carried out by team members individually, to establish the detailed design of agreed plant items, co-ordinated by the team as a whole.
Part 3 (CHEN30032) is the final activity, where the team puts together the complete design and considers plant-wide process aspects such as safety, health and environment, as well as plant layout, overall process integration, economics and sustainability.
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
The unit aims to:
• Give a detailed knowledge of the design of a process from concept to detailed design.
• Apply advanced chemical engineering skills acquired from other courses.
• Develop a creative approach to design.
• Provide experience of working in a team.
• Provide experience of the presentation of technical material in extended written reports.
• Meet the IChemE requirements for accreditation at M-standard.
Category of outcome
Students should be able to:
Knowledge and understanding
Transferable skills and personal qualities
Teaching and learning methods
The Design Project is a major piece of group work, carried out under minimal supervision, which enables students to demonstrate the skills and knowledge gained elsewhere in the degree programme. As such, the main learning process is activity based and associated with the undertaking of an open-ended, minimally defined, project.
E-resources such as discussion forums and both individual and group submissions through Turnitin, will be used. There will also be an element of peer assessment, which will be carried out online and considered as part of the teamwork assessment.
|CHEN 30012 (Part 1)|
|Group Report (Design Appraisal & Preliminary Process Design)||60 pages||60%|
|Supervisor’s Assessment (for all 3 modules)||20%|
|Group Presentation (based on all 3 modules)||20 + 10 minutes||20%|
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|Independent study hours|
|Anton Kiss||Unit coordinator|
This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 20/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact. Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates.