Aims/Description: The module aims to prepare students for professional practice in industrial development of academic research of chemical engineering processes. To analyse an open problem, research the issues and synthesize a possible technical solution, taking account of the context and broader issues such as economics, environment and safety. Students will need to work effectively as a small team by work organisation and mutual support.Students work as a group under the guidance of a member of staff to develop an overall study of a substantial industrial process, taking account of geographical, social and economic factors and produce a group report and make a presentation outlining a possible scheme to satisfy the requirements. They then take responsibility for parts of the solution and produce individual reports each including a detailed design of equipment and a more detailed consideration of some aspect of the proposed process. This makes use of most of the degree content and also requires self-directed learning

Staff Contact: Dr L Kotta
Teaching Methods: Independent Study,
Assessment: Group Project, Presentation

Notes: Forms an integral part of a degree programme accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Energy Institute.

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