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Undergraduate Course: Chemical Engineering Design: Projects 4 (CHEE10002)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryFirstly, students undertake two case study projects working in small groups. Each case study typically entails the design of a single unit operation, for example a heat exchanger, reactor or distillation column. The case studies, which are carried out sequentially, are followed by a group design project which is carried out in larger groups and generates the preliminary process design and costing of a complete plant.

In these activities, especially the group design, stress is laid on effective teamwork and communication both within the group and to a wider audience of staff, fellow students and industrial visitors.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Solids Processing 3 (CHEE09008) AND Engineering Project Management 4 (MAEE10005) AND Heat, Mass and Momentum Transfer 3 (CHEE09013) AND Chemical Engineering Kinetics and Catalysis 3 (CHEE09010)
Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Chemical Engineering Design: Synthesis and Economics 4 (CHEE10005) AND Chemical Engineering Design 4 (CHEE10010)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 54, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 60, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 80, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 40, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 157 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, the student should be able to:

1. Work on complex, open-ended technical problems.
2. Communicate effectively within and outwith the group.
3. Develop solutions as part of a team, as well as undertaking individual technical effort in achieving them.
4. Solve open-ended design problems under appropriate constraints, including technical requirements, environmental and sustainability limitations, health, safety and risk assessment issues and appreciation of public perception and concerns.
5. Make decisions on the basis of incomplete and contradictory information; work with multiple design objectives; and justify the choices and decisions taken.
6. Write concise, informative reports on the design work undertaken.
7. Present and ¿sell¿ their team work to a panel of academic and industrial experts.
8. Develop time-management skills due to report and presentation deadlines being imposed.
Reading List
Although, the course is not based on a single text book the following texts are recommended in general:

J. Douglas, ¿Conceptual design of chemical engineering processes¿, McGraw-Hill

J. M. Coulson, J. F. Richardson, R.K. Sinnott, ¿Chemical Engineering Volume 6, Design¿, Pergamon
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Equipment design exercises (week 1-9)
Design group meetings (week 10-22)
Group design presentations (week 22)
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Gregory Francois
Tel: (0131 6)50 4856
Course secretaryMrs Shona Barnet
Tel: (0131 6)51 7715
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