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MEng Hons Chemical Engineering


Mode of Study: Full Time Department: Engineering
UCAS Code: H811 Duration/Length: 4 Year(s)
QAA Subject Management: Engineering Director of Studies: Professor X Jiang
Total Credit Points: 480 Credit Points Year 2: 120
Credit Points Year 3: 120 Credit Points Year 4: 120

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • This four-year undergraduate programme aims to equip graduates with a sound foundation in the essentials of engineering science, together with a deeper capability to integrate their knowledge of practice in their chemical engineering specialism, so that they acquire characteristics of future leaders of the engineering profession and are well prepared to cope with changes that will occur in their professional life.

    Subject Specific Aims of the Programme?

    • to ensure that students acquire a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the essentials of the key chemical engineering subjects and underpinning mathematics, as well as familiarity and confidence with some mechanical engineering topics;
    • through an emphasis on teaching through design and project work, to develop students’ capabilities in assessing engineering options across a broad range of subjects, their capacity to make decisions, their creativity, their ability to overcome difficulties, and their awareness of commercial and industrial constraints;
    • to encourage and value the development of students’ key skills in communications, IT (including CAD, analysis and simulation tools), lifelong learning, team-working and project management;
    • by providing a multi-disciplinary environment, to foster students’ capacity to deal with unfamiliar situations and situations that cross subject boundaries;
    • to give students experiences through which they can develop skills in leadership, initiative and autonomy;
    • to develop students’ awareness of the social, cultural and ethical context in which professional engineers operate, and their capacity to work within the appropriate code of conduct;
    • to generate the outlook, skills and knowledge required for future leaders of the engineering profession.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • Subject Specific Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills?
    Knowledge and understanding
    1. basic mathematics and science that are appropriate to engineering
    2. principles of ICT relevant to chemical engineering
    3. general principles of design, design techniques and characteristics of engineering materials and components
    4. elementary management and business practices; professional and ethical responsibilities
    5. process manufacturing techniques; requirements for safe operation
    Intellectual skills
    Upon successful completion of the programme students should be able to:
    1. select and apply appropriate mathematical methods and principles of engineering science to model and analyse engineering situations.
    2. select and apply appropriate computer-based methods to model and analyse engineering situations.
    3. analyse existing engineering systems and create new systems through synthesis of ideas from a range of sources.
    4. undertake project management tasks and carry out financial appraisal of engineering projects
    5. apply engineering knowledge and understanding to design a system, component or process to meet a need.
    Practical skills
    Upon successful completion of the programme students should be able to:
    1. use relevant test and measurement equipment
    2. carry out practical hands-on laboratory work
    3. use engineering IT tools, including writing computer programs
    4. test design ideas in the lab or through simulation, with analysis and critical evaluation of results.
    5. take account of industrial and commercial constraints in appropriate situations
    6. use project management techniques

    What are the general learning outcomes?
    Upon successful completion of the programme students should be able to:
    1. communicate effectively, in writing, orally, through presentations and through drawings.
    2. use general ICT tools.
    3. locate and retrieve information from libraries, databases and other sources
    4. manipulate data, and present it in a variety of ways.
    5. use creativity and innovation in dealing with engineering situations.
    6. learn independently.
    7. manage their own time.
    8. work with limited or contradictory information.
    9. understand the processes of entrepreneurship.
    10. work with others to manage a team project.
    11. offer leadership in a team situation.

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