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CME8110 : Chemical Engineering Knowledge (Industry)

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Wenting Hu
  • Lecturer: Professor Kamelia Boodhoo
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 25
Semester 2 Credit Value: 25
ECTS Credits: 25.0


To acquire detailed knowledge of a processing system and its underlying science and technology To develop an integrated approach to chemical engineering
To apply chemical engineering principles to industrial scale processing equipment

By completing this module you will demonstrate the broadening and deepening of your chemical engineering knowledge that has occurred as a result of the year that you spent in industry

Outline Of Syllabus

Chemical and Process Technology of commercial production processes.
Process safety in an operational environment.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Placement/Study AbroadEmployer-based learning1335:00335:00Technical knowledge and skills development
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching22:305:00Academic supervisor sessions
Placement/Study AbroadDL on Placement 120:0020:00Preparation and completion of Skills and Knowledge Acquired report.
Placement/Study AbroadDL on Placement 1140:00140:00Independent study to reinforce understanding of technology underlying chemical process.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The high proportion of fieldwork and private study reflects the fact that the majority of the learning on this module will be as a result of the student working in industry. Students learn about the chemical process they are working on during a working day (8 hours). Private study will provide them with understanding of the technology underlying the process.

The tutorials refer to time spent with the academic tutors when they visit the students at the company where they are working or during online consultation meetings.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prof skill assessmnt2M25Assessment completed by Industrial Supervisor; set Semester 2, week 14
Report2M75Skills and knowledge acquired report; set Semester 2, week 14. Max 60 pages of A4 at 300 words per page plus appendices.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The knowledge acquired report is an opportunity for the student to demonstrate the broadening and deepening of their chemical engineering knowledge. It is written in the style of a textbook and contains an account of the entire processing system that the student has been working on and the underlying process technology. The diaries that the students keep during their year in industry as part of the module CME3041 provide supporting evidence for the report.

The supervisor’s assessment is a questionnaire completed by the industrial supervisor at the end of the student placement. It asks about the student's technical and practical ability, their management skills, ability to work with others and their ability to communicate. Supporting evidence for the questionnaire is provided by the company appraisal.

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