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Undergraduate Course: Group Design Project (Power Station with Carbon Capture and Storage) (SCEE11010)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis project is intended to introduce students to multidisciplinary planning and design. The project should develop creative thinking, team skills, and an improved understanding of the other disciplines involved in delivering CCS schemes and the interactions that will be required between them within the full CCS chain. Interdisciplinary teams will arrive at a detailed design for a power plant that could use CO2 capture. The course reflects rapidly emerging trends in power plant and environmental engineering allowing students to develop their ability to tackle 'real world' problems where a broad range of, sometimes competing, design requirements must be taken into account.
Course description 1 x 3 hour lecture to introduce the course.
Weekly clinic-style face-to-face tutorials for the rest of the semester, complemented by a supporting series technical presentations. Student project presentations are expected to occur during scheduled class time. 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs No
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 33, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 162 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written Exam %: 0
Practical Exam %: 0
Coursework %: 100
Feedback x2 peer assessment
written feedback on interim report
written feedback on final report
No Exam Information
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
Reading List
Background reports will be provided on the Learn site for this course.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsInterdisciplinary project,CO2 capture,Carbon Capture and Storage,Power station
Course organiserDr Mathieu Lucquiaud
Tel: (0131 6)50 7444
Course secretaryMiss Emily Rowan
Tel: (0131 6)51 7185
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