Undergraduate Course: Chemical Engineering Design: Projects 4 (CHEE10002)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Firstly, 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.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|No Exam Information
| 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.
|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
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Equipment design exercises (week 1-9)
Design group meetings (week 10-22)
Group design presentations (week 22)
|Course organiser||Dr Jennifer Skilling
Tel: (0131 6)50 4863
|Course secretary||Mrs Shona Barnet
Tel: (0131 6)51 7715