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Undergraduate Course: Group Design Project (CO2 Capture Plant) (SCEE11006)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaSchool (School of Engineering) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis project is intended to introduce students to multidisciplinary planning and design. The project should develop creative thinking, team skills, and an improved understanding of other disciplines.

Interdisciplinary teams will arrive at a detailed design for a post-combustion CO2 capture unit for a power plant. The course reflects rapidly-emerging trends in power plant and environmental engineering allowing students to develop their ability to tackle $ýreal world&© problems where a broad range of, sometimes competing, design requirements must be taken into account.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 1, Not available to visiting students (SS1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
King's BuildingsLecture1-11 14:00 - 17:00
First Class First class information not currently available
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
This course is intended to:
- encourage questioning and creative thinking;
- develop skills in problem identification and study planning;
- provide a realistic team working environment;
- further develop communication skills.

By the end of the project the student should have:
- improved team working skills;
- improved communication skills;
- a better appreciation of project planning issues;
- an appetite for creative engineering and planning.

Specific technical outcomes will include
- an understanding of post-combustion capture technologies as applied in a power plant context;
- the ability to appraise, critically, these technologies in a particular setting, including assessment of cost-effectiveness.
Assessment Information
100% coursework (final report and presentation)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern 1 3hour lecture to introduce the course.

Weekly 3 hour clinic-style face-to-face tutorials for the rest of the semester, complemented by an online forum that the visiting teaching fellow will contribute to for around 3 hours per week (average).

Project presentations at the end of the semester should occur during the final $ýtutorial&© session.

Students will work in groups, with the remainder of their time spent working independently on tasks discussed and agreed with other members of their group.
KeywordsInterdisciplinary project, CO2 capture
Contacts
Course organiserProf Jonathan Gibbins
Tel: (0131 6)50 4867
Email: jon.gibbins@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Sharon Mulvey
Tel: (0131 6)51 7076
Email: Sharon.Mulvey@ed.ac.uk
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