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CE20238: Chemical engineering skills, practice and design 2

[Page last updated: 23 September 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Chemical Engineering
Credits: 15 [equivalent to 30 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 300
Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: CW 90%, OR 10%
Assessment Detail:
  • Group oral presentation (OR 10%)
  • Lab report (CW 20%)
  • Ethics and Safety Quiz (CW 20%)
  • Group design report (CW 50%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Aims: This unit will introduce you to planning and carrying out engineering experimentations. You will perform a risk assessment of apparatus and hazardous substances required in the chemical and biochemical engineering industries. This will allow you to enhance your abilities to interpret and present technical information. You will work in teams to engage in open-ended research and apply cultural and ethical considerations to real-life engineering problems.

Learning Outcomes: After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:
* Plan and execute experimental activities, and report on resulting findings (A3.2a) [CLO: T3, T5]
* Interpret and analyse experimental data using judgement from literature and other sources. (A3.2a, A3.2b) [CLO: I2]
* Plan, manage and organise team activities to achieve session outcomes (A4.2e, A5.2c, A5.2d, A5.2f) [CLO: T6]
* Exercise initiative and personal responsibility [CLO: T2]

* Problem solving [T,F,A]
* Digital skills [T,F,A]
* Awareness of H&S [T,F,A)
* Awareness of ethics [T,F,A]
* Team working [T,F]
* Communication [T,F,A]

* Engaging in open-ended research and deliver a set of targets by exploring an experimental space
* Risk assessment and hazard analysis of various unit operations
* Introduction to industrial safety assessment techniques
* Workplace culture and relationships over ethical behaviour and decision-making.

Programme availability:

CE20238 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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