Undergraduate Course: Chemical Engineering Industrial/Overseas Research Project 5 (CHEE11031)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The industrial/overseas research project in Chemical Engineering can be undertaken by MEng students in their final year. It consists of a piece of original technical work in chemical engineering or a related discipline within an industrial context or at a research institution outside of the UK. The scope of industrial/overseas research projects depends on the individual project - some are based on production facilities and involve investigation of plant operation, modelling and analysis of performance, others are laboratory based involving experimentation, others are purely theoretical, some are a blend of all these elements.
The student carries out substantial project involving them in independent analysis of a problem, and giving them a degree of responsibility for defining the scope and conduct of the project and as well as actually doing the work in an industry setting of approximately six months duration.
The work is then assessed by means of a poster presentation and a report, both in the second semester.
Students work for a minimum of 23 weeks with an industrial/overseas research sponsor starting normally in June or July and returning to the University of Edinburgh for the second semester. A named academic supervisor will oversee the project, day to day supervision when away will be the responsibility of a named industrial supervisor.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 4,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 60,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Placement Study Abroad Hours 487,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Apply chemical engineering knowledge, principles and design to a problem by an external organisation;
- Devise a plan for a programme of technical work addressing the specified objectives;
- Prepare a poster for public presentation of their work within the constraints of confidentiality agreements;
- Writing a technical report on their project addressing the aims, execution, design content and critical analysis.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Prashant Valluri
Tel: (0131 6)50 5691
|Course secretary||Mrs Shona Barnet
Tel: (0131 6)51 7715