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MEng Chemical Engineering with Energy and Environment / Course details
Year of entry: 2024
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Course unit details:
Design Project 3 - Part 3
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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.
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.
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.
Knowledge and understanding:
ILO1: Know the principles of advanced process evaluation
ILO2: Understand the sensitivity of designs to operational parameters
ILO3: Understand how to synthesise a complex unit operation or subsystem, taking into account uncertainties
ILO4: Perform market analysis for selection of plant capacity and location
ILO5: Synthesise a flowsheet for the manufacture of a defined quantity of specified product(s) via a chosen overall route
ILO6: Evaluate the consequences of uncertainty of data, equipment performance and applicability of rigorous calculation procedures
ILO7: Evaluate alternatives on an economic basis and sensitivity analysis
ILO8: Evaluate comprehensively process safety
ILO9: Evaluate comprehensively process sustainability
ILO10: Report results against a deadline
ILO11: Produce realistic drawings and sketches of process and equipment
Transferable skills and personal qualities:
ILO12: Work and communicate effectively within a group and as a group
ILO13: Present the results to an assessment panel orally
ILO14: Defend the chosen design in oral examination
ILO15: Reflect on the design experience and gained knowledge & skills
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.
Reading lists are accessible through the Blackboard system linked to the library catalogue.
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