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CE30243: Product and process design (individual)

[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 2
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Individual Report (CW 100%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Aims: This unit will introduce you to the short-cut and rigorous design, and optimisation of unit operations on chemical or biochemical process plant.

Learning Outcomes: After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:
  • Integrate chemical engineering knowledge, including from industrial and research, to construct a unit design using rigorous calculation by selecting appropriate mathematical modelling tools and software (A2.3a, A2.3c, A4.2c, A4.3b, A5.2a, A5.2b) [CLO: I3]
  • Formulate a sensitivity analysis to quantify the effect of incomplete data and uncertain justifications on the design (A4.3b) [CLO: P2]

  • Analysis [T,F,A]
  • Problem solving [T,F,A]
  • Design [T,F,A]
  • Numeracy [T,F,A]
  • Modelling [T,F,A]
  • Engineering Health and Safety practice [T,F,A]
  • Data management [F,A]]
  • Research [F,A]

  • Process optimisation of unit design
  • Compare alternative designs and identify key decisions
  • Mechanical design
  • Equipment control including start-up and shut-down
  • Equipment safety
  • Mechanical drawing
  • Environmental impact
  • Sensitivity analysis.

Programme availability:

CE30243 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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