Pre-requisites: All CPE Levels 1 & 2 core units
Aims/Description: A design project is carried out over two semesters. In the first semester a series of laboratory and/or computer based practical activities introduces the students to the concepts of the design of a process. In the second semester elements of the degree course are brought together and applied to the solution of a typical process industry problem. Students work in teams of about five with an academic staff member as supervisor, but an identifiable individual contribution is required. Each student writes a dissertation containing a report on the laboratory project and detailed design of the process. Creative and critical powers are evoked by decision making in areas of uncertainty. Flexibility and planning in the balance of activities is necessary, depending on the nature of the particular project.
Notes: Forms an integral part of a degree programme accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Energy Institute.
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