Undergraduate Course: Group Design Project (Power Station with Carbon Capture and Storage) (SCEE11010)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 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.
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.
Accreditation of Higher Education Programme (AHEP) learning outcomes for Mechanical Engineering Degree: SM1m, SM3m, SM4m, SM5m, SM6m, EA1m, EA2, EA3m, EA4m, EA5m, EA6m, D1, D2, D3,
D3b, D3m, D4, D5, D7m, D8m, EL2, EL3m, EL4, EL5, EL6m, P1,P2m, P4m, P8m, P10m, P11m, G1, G2, G3m, G4
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| No
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| 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
|Background reports will be provided on the Learn site for this course.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Interdisciplinary project,CO2 capture,Carbon Capture and Storage,Power station
|Course organiser||Dr Hannah Chalmers
Tel: (0131 6)50 5694
|Course secretary||Mr James Foster
Tel: (0131 6)51 3562