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Undergraduate Course: Practical Skills in Chemical Engineering (CHEE08018)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits0 ECTS Credits0
SummaryThe School of Engineering undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering are accredited by The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). Requirements are specified in the Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP), and include gaining practical skills.
Students on an Engineering degree will gain these skills as part of laboratory work that is undertaken in a variety of courses throughout the programme specified in the relevant Degree Programme Table. This course marks the successful completion of these practical elements by complementing learning outcomes not addressed in earlier practical courses as a consequence of the disruption to traditional laboratory delivery.

More specifically:
- have a knowledge and understanding of laboratory practice, and able to operate bench (or larger) scale chemical engineering equipment;
- be able to undertake well-planned experimental work;
- gain the necessary psychomotor and sensor awareness to have a
Course description Students will achieve a pass in this course when they have completed the following activities:
- Create effective risk assessments related to the laboratory and the experiments;
- Experimental planning before hands-on practice;
- Hands-on practical experience on operating bench or pilot scale chemical engineering equipment.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed:
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Have attended neither Year 2 nor Year 3 chemical Engineering laboratory components in-person.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 100 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Practical Assessment: Pass awarded on completion
Feedback Feedback is provided as part of standard course delivery.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Ability to apply relevant practical and laboratory skills;
  2. Understanding of and ability to create effective risk assessments related to laboratory experiments;
  3. Ability to plan the experimentation before hands-on;
  4. Hands-on practical experience on operating bench or pilot scale chemical engineering equipment;
  5. The necessary psychomotor and sensor awareness to be able to operate comfortable in a laboratory or plant environment.
Reading List
Chemical Engineering Laboratory 3 Manual and other suggested literature depending on the experiment/chapter allocated.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsPractical Skills,Laboratory Experimentation,Lab Health and Safety,Bench Scale Equipment
Course organiserDr Daniel Orejon Mantecon
Tel: (0131 6)50 5735
Course secretaryMrs Shona Barnet
Tel: (0131 6)51 7715
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