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CE30241: Environmental and engineering project management

[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 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Lifecycle Assessment Report (CW 40%)
  • Business Plan (CW 60%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Aims: This unit will introduce you to the:
  • Business environment in which chemical engineers work, along with economic parameters and methods for evaluating the costs and profitability of engineering projects within a legal framework,
  • Complexity of environmental interactions and the ways in which human activities can impinge on the ecosystem as a whole.

Learning Outcomes: After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:
  • Describe the principles of sustainability (environmental, social and economic) and main methods minimising environmental impact. (A2.7a, A2.7b, A2c, A4.3d) [CLO: K3]
  • Apply appropriate techniques for analysing interaction of process, product and plant with the environment. (A2.7a) [CLO: P1]
  • Select the appropriate methods to minimise environmental impact for a given scenario. (A2.7b, A2.6e) [CLO: I3]

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

  • Engineering estimates of chemical process plant capital and operating costs
  • Assess financial performance of a company using analytical costing tools
  • Entrepreneurship - starting and running a small business
  • Introduction to the concepts of an integrated environment and the interactions with human activities
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Energy conversion and the environment
  • The nature, effects and control of water and air pollution.

Programme availability:

CE30241 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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