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CME3040 : Chemical Engineering Laboratory II

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Maria Vicevic
  • Lecturer: Dr Wenting Hu, Dr Evangelos Papaioannou, Dr Shayan Seyedin
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 5
ECTS Credits: 3.0


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 completion141:0041:00Preparation 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.
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.

During the Covid 19 situation it is anticipated that experiments will be pre-recorded and can be viewed on-line.

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 reports, combined total of 2000 words & 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 students) will complete 3 labs.
After performing each experiment, the students will write up a report.

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