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CE10233: Principles of chemical engineering 1

[Page last updated: 04 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Chemical Engineering
Credits: 30 [equivalent to 60 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 600
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: CW 40%, EX 60%
Assessment Detail:
  • Mass & Energy balance report (CW 40%)
  • Examination (EX 60%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Aims: This unit will introduce you to:
* the development and application methods used to carry out material and energy balances, reaction engineering, separations processes, fluid flow, mass transfer and heat transfer for a range of chemical or biochemical engineering processes
* how these subjects are integrated in process design and analysis.

Learning Outcomes: After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:
* Construct mass and energy balances for a given chemical process and unit operations;
* Apply empirical correlations and approximate methods to solve chemical engineering problems;
* Describe the principles of batch and continuous operations and indicate which is most appropriate in a given application.

* Analysis (T.F,A)
* Problem Solving (T,F,A)

* Mass conservation
* Energy conservation
* Reaction engineering
* Separations
* Fluid mechanics
* Heat transfer
* Thermodynamics
* Bioprocess engineering.

Programme availability:

CE10233 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Chemical Engineering
  • UECE-AFB12 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 1)
  • UECE-AKB12 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UECE-AFM12 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 1)
  • UECE-AKM12 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UECE-AFM11 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Environmental Engineering (Year 1)
  • UECE-AKM11 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Environmental Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)


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