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CE30240: Advanced principles of chemical engineering

[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: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: CW 25%, EX 75%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 25%)
  • Exam (EX 75%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Aims: This unit will:
  • introduce the concepts of complex fluids and multiphase system
  • apply advanced principles of chemical engineering to complex systems.

Learning Outcomes: After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the transport properties and interactions of complex fluids, solids and multiphase systems to evaluate complex and integrated mechanisms. (A2.2b, A2.2e) [CLO: K2]
  • Apply advanced principles to industrial relevant separation and reaction problems. (A2.4a, A2.2c) [CLO: P3]
  • Apply advanced process modelling techniques and numerical methods to complex chemical engineering problems.

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

  • Advanced reaction engineering
  • Advanced separation processes
  • Advanced thermodynamics
  • Advanced transport phenomena

Programme availability:

CE30240 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemical Engineering
  • UECE-AFB12 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UECE-AFM12 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UECE-AKM12 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 3)
  • UECE-AFM11 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Environmental Engineering (Year 3)
  • UECE-AKM11 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Environmental Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 3)


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