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CME3009 : Plant Design BEng (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 5
Semester 2 Credit Value: 35
ECTS Credits: 20.0

Aims

The detailed design of a chemical process requires a combination of many of the core skills acquired over the three years of a degree programme. It represents a unique exercise in which students can apply and test their knowledge of process selection, conceptual design, equipment design, process safety and sustainability and economic analysis as part of a team exercise.

It is a requirement for membership of the Institute of Chemical Engineers that all graduates successfully complete a design project.

Detailed design within the chemical and material processing industries requires a combination of many of the core skills acquired during the first years of a degree programme. It represents a unique exercise in which students can apply and test their knowledge of process selection, conceptual design, equipment design, process safety, sustainability and economic analysis as part of a team. At the end of the project students will have translated a business, safety or environmental need into a design solution.

Original Summary:

Outline Of Syllabus

Design, as part of a small team, a process plant to achieve a specified output using a prescribed process.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00Seminars
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching121:0012:00Tutorials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork18:008:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1374:00374:00N/A
Total400:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The large private study element in this module reflects the fact that the development of a design comes from many hours spent investigating design options either privately or as part of the design group. The tutorial time is spent with design supervisors receiving answers to specific questions and feedback on reports that have been submitted.
Fieldwork allows students to visit and learn from real industrial processes.
Seminars provide an opportunity to interact with visiting specialists.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Presentation2M10Milestone IV. Presentation by the whole group lasting 25 mins followed by 10 mins of questions from a panel of industrialists.
Other1M20Milestone I. Group report 20 sides of A4 (300 words per page) & appendices. Interview with design project supervisor.
Other1M30Milestone II. Individual report 15 sides of A4 (300 words per page) & appendices.
Other2M40Milestone III. Group report 60 sides of A4 (300 words per page) & appendices. Individual report 6 sides of A4 (300 words per page)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The assessment is a summative appraisal of a student’s understanding of chemical engineering and ability to apply knowledge and skills to design a plant using a prescribed process.

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