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CE30122: MEng research project (home)

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 30
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Project Report (CW 90%)
  • Poster Presentation (CW 10%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To plan, conduct and complete an experimental, literature-based or theoretical/computational project using academic research facilities in the Department.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students should be able to:
* Acquire and critically review technical information on a chemical engineering subject;
* Produce a working programme for the project and carry out their research according to this programme;
* Critically discuss the results generated during the project, evaluate these results in the context of the literature data available;
* Summarise the main project results and suggest directions for further work on the subject;
* Produce a professional report and poster on their project.

Acquisition and critical review of technical information on a subject; laboratory practice and data analysis, advanced experimental and/or computational skills; skills in tackling unresolved scientific and/or engineering problems, report writing; presentation skills.
Facilitated/taught and assessed.


* After allocation of the projects (semester 1) students must meet their supervisor/s to discuss the project objectives and make necessary arrangements concerning their practical work in semester 2.
* During the initial project stage in semester 2, students must undertake the necessary background reading, prepare necessary materials, carry out appropriate safety assessments and devise a work programme. At the end of this stage (two weeks) a short preliminary report summarising this work must be submitted to the project supervisor.
* During the second stage of the project, students will carry out research according to their work programme in consultation with their supervisor/s. To complete the work on the project, students will need to produce and submit a detailed report. The final requirement is a poster presentation based on the project.
* Tutorial guidance on how to acquire and review technical information on a chemical engineering subject. Information will cover the background, current status, context and possible future developments of the subject.
* Tutorial guidance on how to prepare a professional report.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CE30122 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemical Engineering
  • UECE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Biochemical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UECE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Biochemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 3)
  • UECE-AFM05 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UECE-AKM05 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 3)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.