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CME3040 : Chemical Engineering Laboratory II

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Maria Vicevic
  • Co-Module Leader: Dr Evangelos Papaioannou
  • Lecturer: Dr Wenting Hu, Dr Shayan Seyedin
  • 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: 5
ECTS Credits: 3.0
European Credit Transfer System


This module allows students to study important chemical engineering principles in the laboratory. The experiments demonstrate important concepts from the Fluids, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Dynamics & Control and Mass Transfer modules.

Outline Of Syllabus

Laboratory Projects:
Students will complete and write reports on an experiment from each of the following areas: Transfer Processes, Control, Reactor Engineering, Separation Processes and Heat Exchangers.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Introduction session
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion139:0039:00Preparation and production of laboratory reports
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical33:009:00Chemical Engineering Labs
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

A lab handbook is issued to each student. This contains an explanation of the concepts underlying each experiment and a description of how to perform the experiment. During the semester each group (of 2-3 students) will complete 3 labs.

Private study time is given for completing lab reports and for studying the handbook in preparation for the next experiment. The practical time allows the students time to understand how to operate the experiments and measure good quality data. Demonstrators discuss the concepts and theories underlying the experiments with the students during the practicals.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report2M100Practical lab reports (3 equally weighted reports, combined total of each report should have max of 2000 words including diagrams & charts)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Assessment is used to measure the understanding and the acquired practical ability students gain in understanding and carrying out experiments.

During the semester each group (of 2-3 students) will complete 3 labs.
After performing each experiment, the students will write up a report and will be assessed. Students are required to achieve a pass mark of 40% for each report to pass this module.

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