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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering

Academic Year: 2016/17

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Department of Chemical Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

Institution of Chemical Engineers

Final award BEng/BEng + DIS/DIntS
Programme title Chemical Engineering
Programme code CGUB01
Length of programme The duration of the programme is either 6 semesters or 8 semesters if students undertake professional development in industry training leading to the award of the Diploma in Industrial Studies or international experience leading to the award of Diploma in International Studies which normally occurs between Parts B and C.
UCAS code H805/H806
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/chemicalengineering/chemicalengineering/

Date at which the programme specification was published Mon, 04 Jul 2016 11:52:06 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To prepare graduates for professional careers in the process industries, primarily as process engineers.  Enable them to understand, solve, and manage technical problems in general, and to be able to take advantage of further education, research and experience throughout their careers.
  • To develop incoming students’ knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes to those of competent professional chemical engineers.
  • To impart a knowledge of chemical engineering principles through the underlying mathematics, science and associated technologies.
  • To develop the ability to reason critically, collect, analyse, evaluate and synthesise data, gather and use information, apply concepts and methodologies.
  • To develop skills, especially in (a) drawing rational conclusions from experimental investigations, (b) information technology, including the use of calculation and design packages, computer graphics and word processing, and (c) communication, both oral and written.
  • To deepen understanding of process principles through problem solving, projects and assignments, particularly process design exercises.
  • To encourage professional attitudes through the study of the human, environmental and economic implications of technology, through team work, and through working with established professionals.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

QAA Benchmark statements for Engineering

Framework for Higher Education Qualifications

Accreditation of Chemical Engineering Degrees: A guide for university departments and assessors, IChemE

UK-SPEC

 

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate threshold to good (as defined in the QAA Benchmark statements for Engineering) knowledge and understanding of: 

  1. Mathematics, science and engineering principles (including IT) relevant to the Process Industries.
  2. Economic evaluation principles relevant to engineering and engineers.
  3. The essential concepts, principles and theories in subjects of the student's own choice.
  4. The role of the engineer in society and as a team player, and the constraints within which their engineering judgement will be exercised.
  5. The professional and ethical responsibilities of engineers.
  6. The international role of the engineer and the impact of engineering solutions in a global context.
  7. The principles of process selection and design.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

8. Demonstrate competence in identifying, defining and solving engineering problems using mathematical and modelling techniques with due cognisance of science and engineering principles.

9. Show competence in the selection and design of process engineering systems and processes.

10. Recognise how to ensure safe operation of apparatus and plant.

11. Evaluate and integrate information and processes through individual and team project work.

12. Show an ability to plan an experiment (or project), analyse and interpret data recorded in the laboratory and on processes.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

13. Use laboratory and pilot equipment competently and safely.

14. Observe and record data in the laboratory and on processes.

15. Use computer packages appropriate to process engineering and be able to utilise them to good effect in project, laboratory and design work.

16. Prepare technical reports, technical research papers and dissertations - research the material(s) required to produce these.

17. Give technical presentations, with IT multimedia whenever possible.

18. Understand technical drawings. Prepare block, flow & piping and instrumentation, and mechanical drawings.

19. Apply knowledge and skills in a professional environment through projects and training in industry (DIS students only).

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

20. Communicate effectively using written, oral, graphical and presentational skills – sorting data in an appropriate manner.

21. Use IT effectively (e.g. process simulator, word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, CAD, email, WWW and specialist software).

22. Use mathematical skills appropriate to an engineer.

23. Work independently.

24. Work in a team environment.

25. Manage workloads and time effectively.

26. Work with limited or contradictory information.

4. Programme structure

4.1       PART A - Introductory Modules

            (i)  Compulsory modules - total modular weight 110

Code

Title    

Modular Weight

Semester

CGA001

Fluid Mechanics I

10

1

CGA002

Stagewise Processes

10

2

CGA004

Chemical Engineering Laboratory

20

1 & 2

CGA005

Chemical and Biochemical Processes

10

1

CGA006

Heat Transfer

10

2

CGA007

Process Balances

20

1 & 2

CGA008

Thermodynamics I

10

1

MAA308

Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering

20

1 & 2

             (ii)  Optional Modules - total modular weight 10

One from

Code

Title    

Modular Weight

Semester

 

Choice of Applied Languages

Current details available from the University-Wide Language Programme in the Department of Politics, History and International Relations

10

2

 

CGA013

Chemical Engineering and Society

10

2

4.2       PART B - Degree Modules

            (i)  Compulsory modules - total modular weight 110

Code

Title

Modular Weight

Semester

CGB001

Process Design and Safety

20

1 & 2

CGB012

Mass Transfer and Separations

20

1 & 2

CGB013

Thermodynamics II

10

1

CGB014

Instrumentation and Control

10

1

CGB017

Reaction Engineering I

10

2

CGB018

Plant Engineering

10

2

CGB019

Particle Technology

10

2

CGB020

Process Systems Engineering

10

2

CGB022

Fluid Mechanics II

10

1

             (ii)  Optional Modules - total modular weight 10

One from

Code

Title

Modular Weight

Semester

CGB021

Food Engineering

10

2

 

Choice of Applied Language

Current details available from the University-Wide Language Programme in the Department of Politics, History and International Relations

10

2

4.3         PART I – Optional Placement Year

One from

Code

Title

Modular Weight

Semester

 

 

 

 

CGI001

Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS)

120

1 & 2

CGI002

Diploma in International Studies (DIntS)

120

1 & 2

 

4.4       PART C - Degree Modules

            (i)  Compulsory modules - total modular weight 110 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

Semester

CGC001

Individual Process Design Project

20

2

CGC022

Chemical Process Control

10

1

CGC033

Research Project

20

2

CGC034

Transfer Processes

10

1

CGC035

Reaction Engineering II

10

1

CGC037

Dissertation

10

1

CGC038

Team Process Design Project

20

2

CGC042

Pollution Control

10

1

             (ii)  Optional Modules - total modular weight 10      

One from                              

Code

Title

Modular Weight

Semester

CGC024

Biochemical Engineering

10

1

CGC028

Process Economics and Design Optimisation

10

1

CGC958

Research Methods

10

1

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C, from C to D (if applicable) and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX.

Provision will be made for candidates who have the right of reassessment in Parts A, B and C of the programme to undergo reassessment in the University’s special assessment period.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidate’s final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level module assessments in Parts B and C in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX.  The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 30 : Part C 70 to determine the final degree classification.

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