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CE10185: Chemical engineering skills & practice 1

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 12      [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 240
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: This unit is only available to students on programmes in the Department of Chemical Engineering.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce students to the basic engineering experimentation skills, instrumentation and simple control systems required in the chemical engineering industries, and to enhance students' abilities to write technical reports and to interpret technical information.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit students will be able to:
* analyse experimental data and conduct basic error analysis;
* communicate experimental results in written form;
* make correct use of units;
* carry out simple calculations for chemical engineering problems;
* select appropriate valves, pumps and measuring devices for a particular application;
* identify basic features of a control loop and propose control strategies and solutions;
* present complex engineering concepts succinctly to an informed audience.


* Communicate effective in writing technical laboratory reports (T, F, A)
* Work effectively in group and develop team working skills (F)
* Effective time and data management (F, A)
* Critically analyse information, problem solving and construct logical arguments (T, F, A)
* Consider and utilise various presentation format and skills (T, F, A)

A number of labs incorporate instrumentation and control as part of the assessed practical. The idea behind combining both, is to give the students the theory required to fully understand the lab practical.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CE10185 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemical Engineering
  • UECE-AFB05 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 1)
  • UECE-AKB05 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UECE-AFM05 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 1)
  • UECE-AKM05 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)