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CME3036 : Process and Product Engineering

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Steve Bull
  • Lecturer: Professor Jarka Glassey, Dr Katarina Novakovic
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


At the end of the module students should be able to: apply their knowledge in route selection and design to select an appropriate process against a well-defined set of criteria. (AHEP4 M1, M2, M3, M5, M6, M7)

Outline Of Syllabus

This module introduces the techniques used to select an appropriate route to the scaled-up synthesis of a (bio)chemical product. It highlights the fact that such products may be target molecules, formulated mixtures or solids and can be selected in terms of chemistry or performance. The importance of clean, sustainable processing routes is illustrated with case studies.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion129:0029:00Revision/preparation for the exam/sitting the exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion129:0029:00Formative tests and assimilating notes
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture171:0017:00Lectures
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching82:0016:00Tutorials and case study seminars
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching91:009:00Tutorials and case study seminars
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This will be taught with a mixture of lectures and seminars, reinforced by some online delivery from external lecturers.

The aim is to introduce sufficient new material on practical product engineering which, in combination with what has been learned in other modules, provides the basis for selection of a process route for a given product taking into consideration potential for risk minimization. Material introduced in lectures is reinforced in tutorials. Seminars are used to allow industrial lecturers to deliver case studies to the class to further reinforce learning.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A100To cover all lecture content including that delivered by external lecturers.
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Computer assessment2MOnline MCQ test. To cover key points from each lecturer
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Process selection involves drawing conclusions from the synthesis of data from a lot of sources and is assessed by an exam that covers the wide range of the taught material introduced in the course.

The computer assessment is MCQ covering key points from the lectures allowing student to determine their understanding and where more work may be required.

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