Postgraduate

NUS8108 : Process Control

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

Course can be offered as CPD.

The module aims to equip students with the understanding and skills of ensuring safe design and operations of process instrumentation and control system in order to prevent catastrophic failure and to bring the process plant back to safe conditions within the shortest reasonable time and best practicable means.

Outline Of Syllabus

1.       Process monitoring, control and emergency shut down
2.       Process data management and analysis
3.       Reliability engineering using process instrumentation and control
4.       Instrumentation Safety considerations including Safety Instrumented Systems
5.       Controller tuning for accuracy and prompt response to process upset
6.       Uninterruptable power supply
7.       System and data security

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:301:30Closed-book exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:306:30Revision for exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00B1 coursework including background research
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching121:0012:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study121:0012:00Lecture follow-up
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study122:0024:00Tutorial preparation
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study15:005:00Review lecture notes, general reading
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The teaching is mainly via lectures and tutorial with small group discussions during class. This is complemented with self-study and preparation of tutorial solutions, coursework, class test and final examination in order to provide feedback on student learning. Teaching materials are made available to the students online in order for self-study and preparation in their own pace. Tutorial classes enable students to ask questions and clarify any doubts.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A6024 hrs Take home exam (to be submitted within 24 hours of being set)
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M401000 words report with solutions to engineering problem
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written exam enables students to demonstrate understanding and apply knowledge and skills learnt to solving engineering problems. Coursework assignment provide students more time to think about larger problem and provide engineering solutions to it and present it in a written coursework.

Reading Lists

Timetable