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Students are required to tackle a variety of engineering problems and to work within a team to deliver results. This module tests a variety of fundamental engineering skills, highlights the importance of basic project management skills and serves to provide experience of working in partnership with others. Projects are student-led with support and feedback available from the staff during project classes. The module considers the formulation of both material and energy balances for operations which involve either recycle or by-pass systems, and is aligned with key concepts introduced in EG100 (Chemical Process Principles). The module also considers vapour-liquid equilibria with application to the basic design of unit operations. These concepts are then used to assist the design a manufacturing process and students are encouraged to further assess the safety impact of their chosen design. The team design project leads to the production of a design report which is the major assessed component within the module, however, there are other smaller items of assessment. * This module operates with compulsory attendance requirements. * Students will be required to complete a review which provides assessment of the team and individual team member performances. * The redemption from failure mechanism in EGA102 does not involve supplementary coursework worth 100 marks. * It is essential that all students contribute to the team project as, in the overwhelming majority of cases, failure to contribute to this component will cause failure of the module.
The dissertation study will generally be carried out on a research topic associated with, and supervised by, a member of staff in the Chemical Engineering Teaching Portfolio. Study for the dissertation, which may be based on practical, industrial, or literature work, or any combination of these, is carried out over a period of about 12 weeks, with the dissertation submitted at the end of September.