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CE30123: Intermediate design project

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: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Individual Design Report (CW 60%)
  • Group Report (CW 40%)
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:
This design project is based on an industrial process and is intended to give an introduction to a systematic approach to chemical engineering design.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students the student should be able to compare alternative routes for a process by technical/economic reasoning; prepare a process flowsheet together with mass and energy balances for the process; be able to consider energy integration and process optimisation, cost estimates and preliminary safety and hazard analysis. Plan and organise the use of group time. Prepare specification sheets for an individual process unit designed by the student and prepare a process and instrumentation diagram for a single unit.

Analysis, synthesis problem solving and design. Taught/facilitated and assessed.

Use of commercial software design package; use of package for mass and energy balances and accessing the property data bank; use of CAD packages for data prediction. Working as a team and project management. Use of short cut methods in design. Making process decisions and exploring the consequences with and without the use of CAD.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CE30123 is Compulsory 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)

CE30123 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemical Engineering
  • UECE-AFB05 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UECE-AKB05 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)

* 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.