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CE20236: Process dynamics, modelling and control

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 10      [equivalent to 20 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 200
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
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 40%)
  • Coursework (CW 60%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Aims: This unit will introduce you to the transient behaviour of processes, and the mathematical models and numerical methods by which this behaviour can be described, analysed and controlled.
Learning Outcomes: After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:
* Develop appropriate mathematical models to solve problems based on chemical engineering principles and processes (A1b) [CLO: K1; I1]
* Interpret chemical engineering scenarios to identify the effect of processing steps on the materials being processed and end products (A2.4c) [CLO: T2]
* Interpret chemical engineering scenarios to predict the response to changes in a dynamic systems (A2.5c) [CLO: P1]
* Design control systems for chemical engineering processes with given product specifications (A2.5c) [CLO: P2]
* Analysis [T,F,A]
* Problem solving [T,F,A]
* Introduction to transient bevahour of processes
* Introduction to formulation of mathematical models
* Application of numerical methods
* Model, analyse and predict response of dynamic systems
* Design measurement systems and control functions.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CE20236 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Chemical Engineering
  • UECE-AFB12 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 2)
  • UECE-AKB12 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UECE-AFM12 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 2)
  • UECE-AKM12 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UECE-AFM11 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Environmental Engineering (Year 2)
  • UECE-AKM11 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Environmental Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)


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