Undergraduate Course: Group Design Project (CO2 Capture Plant) (SCEE11006)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||School (School of Engineering)
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||This 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)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 1, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||WebCT enabled: Yes
|King's Buildings||Lecture||1-11|| 14:00 - 17:00|
||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.
|100% coursework (final report and presentation)|
||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.
|Keywords||Interdisciplinary project, CO2 capture
|Course organiser||Prof Jonathan Gibbins
Tel: (0131 6)50 4867
|Course secretary||Mrs Sharon Mulvey
Tel: (0131 6)51 7076
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