Module Catalogue

CME3122 : Clean Technology Applications

  • Offered for Year: 2017/18
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Paul Liu
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Singapore
Semester 1 Credit Value: 5
ECTS Credits: 3.0


1. To discuss key problems associated with air, water and land pollution and their impacts on environment and human health
2. To introduce Clean Technologies as possible solutions for the above problems
3. To discuss the features of Clean Technologies (e.g. Sustainability)
4. To introduce Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as the key assessment tool for evaluating the cleanness of technologies
5. To demonstrate and discuss some key examples of Clean Technologies applications in chemical and materials engineering fields
6. To promote teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills

Outline Of Syllabus

1. Report writing and structuring guidelines
2. Overview of air, water and land pollution caused by some current technologies
3. Introduction to Clean Technologies
4. Clean Technologies and Sustainability
5. Benefits and obstacles of utilising Clean Technologies
6. Introduction to LCA as an assessment tool of Clean Technologies

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture121:0012:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:001:00Exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion16:006:00Exam revision
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:0010:00Completion of research paper
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Review lecture material and undertake literature review
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00Discussion and problem solving sessions
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The learning activities related to the above syllabus outlines will be covered in lectures and small group teaching. Different teaching approaches including class exercises and discussions will be used to support student learning. The aims of lectures and small group teaching are to facilitate the achievements of the learning outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 5. The guided independent study will form an essential part of the student learning activities in order to achieve the learning outcomes 4 and 5.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination601A50Written exam
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Research paper1M50Group project (6-7 students per group). Max 3000 words. Part of the mark will be allocated for peer assessment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The purpose of the examination is to assess the achievement of learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3. The research paper is assessing the achievement of learning outcomes 4 and 5. The objective of the peer assessment is to assess the contribution of each group member to the group work.

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