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CE20237: Principles of chemical engineering 2

[Page last updated: 23 September 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Chemical Engineering
Credits: 30 [equivalent to 60 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 600
Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: CW 40%, EX 60%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 40%)
  • Examination (EX 60%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Aims: This unit will introduce you to:
* the application of methods used to carry out calculations related to reaction engineering, separations processes, fluid flow and heat transfer for a range of multiphase and multicomponent 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:
* Recognize the thermodynamic and transport properties of fluids, solids and multiphase system (A2.2b, A2.2e) [CLO: K2]
* Recognize the principles of momentum, heat and mass transfer (A2.2c) [CLO: K2]
* Explain and classify the types of chemical reaction and reactors (A2.2f, A2a) [CLO: K2]
* Explain and classify the types of separation for fluids and solids formation and processing (A2a) [CLO: K2]
* Apply thermodynamics analysis involving multiple phases (A2.2c, A2.2e, A2.2d) [CLO: I1]

* Analysis [T,F,A]
* Problem solving [T,F,A]

* Introduction to particle technology and solids handling
* Intermediate reaction engineering
* Intermediate separation processes
* Intermediate thermodynamics
* Intermediate transport phenomena.

Programme availability:

CE20237 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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