As a chemical engineer an understanding of how to design and operate processes is vitally important. In one half of this module, students will design a rig based on a given brief. Once designed, an example video of rig building and commissioning will be shown, and experimental results from tests on the rig provided. In the other half of the module students will be required to research into and report on a given industrial process. The module will involve a range of activities to enhance team work, report writing, time management and presentation skills as well as to further the understanding of subjects covered in taught modules.
This module aims to provide a basic knowledge of the technical issues underlying safety and loss prevention on process plant, introducing risk and hazard assessment together with the legal framework of obligations for organizations and individuals.
This module supports and amplifies lectures by providing practical experience of process equipment, its operation, performance and construction. The three components of the module are Equipment Assembly (EA1), the Unit Operations Laboratory (UOL) and Project. EA1 is carried out in groups of approximately 5, the UOL experiments are carried out in pairs and the project are usually conducted with groups of 5. The module involves a range of activities to enhance team work, report writing, time management and presentation skills as well as to further the understanding of subjects covered in taught modules.
This module aims to give students practical experience in either the industrial setting or the research environment. Either two day placements in industry or two day research placements within the College of Engineering are conducted. The industrial placements are determined by interview with the companies involved or College staff. A range of research projects will be offered by the College staff. The module aims to reinforce and deepen material taught previously in the undergraduate environment and broaden practical skills learnt during the previous years. The module will provide an opportunity to apply to industrial/research problems the knowledge obtained within the undergraduate course. The module will also give experience in teamwork, communication, presentation and planning skills plus where appropriate the experience of the management structures and practices of industrial organisations or research projects.