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CE10234: Chemical engineering skills, practice and design 1

[Page last updated: 04 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Chemical Engineering
Credits: 15 [equivalent to 30 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 300
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Group Oral Presentation (CW 25%)
  • Lab report (CW 25%)
  • Group design specification sheet (CW 50%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Aims: You will be introduced to the basic engineering experimentation skills, carry out risk assessment of apparatus and hazardous substances, instrumentation and simple control systems required in the chemical and biochemical engineering industries, enhance your abilities to interpret and present technical information. You will work in teams to develop potential solutions to real-life engineering problems such as energy conservation and waste treatment.

Learning Outcomes: After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:
* Compare the principles of batch and continuous operations and choose which is the most appropriate for a given process;
* Recognize and identify the principle hazard sources in chemical and related processes;
* Plan, manage and organise team activities to achieve session outcomes;
* Begin to exercise initiative and personal responsibility.

* Problem solving (T,F,A)
* Digital skills (T,F,A)
* Awareness of Health & Safety (T,F,A)
* Team Working (T,F,A)
* Communication (T,F,A)

* Labs
* Risk assessment
* Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
* Safety & Ethics
* Instruments & Control
* Design.

Programme availability:

CE10234 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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