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CME3040 : Chemical Engineering Laboratory III

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Maria Vicevic
  • Co-Module Leader: Dr Evangelos Papaioannou
  • Lecturer: Dr Shayan Seyedin, Dr Wenting Hu
  • 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 covered in Chemical Engineering theory.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students will complete and write reports on experiments related to the following areas: Transfer Processes, Control, Reactor Engineering, Separation Processes, Thermodynamics, Renewable Energy, Environment Pollutant Treatment and Analysis and Heat Exchangers.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture11:001:00Introduction Session
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Feedback from the first report
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion138:0038:00Preparation 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 assignments (lab report(s) or equivalent).

Private study time is given for completing assignments 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 practical sessions.

Introduction and Feedback sessions are designed to inform and prepare the students on the requirements of their assignments respectively. Feedback session in particular is related to the specific feedback to formative (first) assignment.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report2M50Practical lab report (combined total of report 1 and 2 should have a maximum 5 pages).
Practical/lab report2M50Practical lab report (combined total of report 1 and 2 should have a maximum 5 pages).
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
Practical/lab report2MFirst lab report.
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 practical labs. After performing each experiment, the students will write up a report (or equivalent) and will be assessed. The first assignment will be formative and detailed feedback will be provided to students so that they know what is expected of them. Students are required to submit the first assignment, and to achieve a pass mark of 40% for second and third assignment to pass this module.

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