Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 28/09/2005
College College Eng and Physical Sci
School Chemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title M.Eng. Chemical Engineering Full-time
Programme Code 0638
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme

The aim of this programme is to produce Chemical and Formulation Engineers who are equipped to:
(MEng) play leading roles in a professional capacity in both industry and academia, and who have developed the technical, intellectual and transferable skills needed to underpin their education and continuing professional development.
(BEng) work effectively in a professional capacity, for example in industrial design or research and development. Graduates should be able to contribute specialist skills to such activities. They should also have developed the technical and intellectual skills needed to underpin their education and continuing professional development.

Graduates will have a systematic knowledge and understanding of Chemical and Formulation Engineering:
(MEng) including developments and problems at the forefront of the discipline. They will be able to evaluate current research critically, and be original in the application of their knowledge, proposing new hypotheses as appropriate.
(BEng) including aspects of biochemical engineering and other important specialisms. Some of their knowledge and understanding will be at the forefront of the discipline.

Typical graduates will be able to:
(MEng) deal with complex issues, making sound judgments in the absence of complete information, and will be able to communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences. They will be self-motivating and able to act autonomously, and will be able to make decisions in complex and unpredictable situations, and have the independent learning ability for continuing professional development.
(BEng) make sound judgements in the absence of complete information, with an awareness of the context in which they work. They will be self-motivating, and will have the qualities and transferable skills necessary to complete a matching section to have the education to qualify as a chartered engineer.

The high level of numeracy of graduates, and their skills in problem solving, team working, and communication and information technology equip them for successful careers outside as well as within the process and allied industries.

Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
MEng: A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles underpinning Chemical and Formulation Engineering.
BEng: A broad knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles underpinning Chemical and Formulation Engineering.
MEng: A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of mathematical and computational methods and their use for modelling, analysis and design engineering.
BEng: A knowledge and understanding of mathematical and computational methods and their use for modelling, analysis and design engineering.
MEng: An extensive knowledge and understanding of the concepts, principles, theories and current practice of Chemical and Formulation Engineering, and their limitations, including a critical awareness of current issues and future prospects at the forefront of the discipline.
BEng: An knowledge and understanding of the essential concepts, principles, theories and current practice of Chemical and Formulation Engineering, and their limitations.
MEng: A wide knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the design process and design methodologies.
BEng: Knowledge and understanding of the essential elements of the design process and design methodologies.
MEng: A good understanding of concepts from other Engineering disciplines and subjects outside engineering.
BEng: An understanding of concepts from other Engineering disciplines and subjects outside engineering.
A knowledge and understanding of the characteristics and uses of commonly-occurring engineering materials and functional products.
MEng: An extensive knowledge and understanding of management and business practices and their limitations.
BEng: Some knowledge and understanding of management and business practices.
MEng: A knowledge of ethical and social issues related to engineering and of professional responsibilities.
BEng: An awareness of ethical and social issues related to engineering and of professional responsibilities.
MEng: Integrate knowledge of mathematics, science, information technology, design, the business context and engineering practice to solve a substantial range of Chemical and Formulation Engineering problems, some of a complex nature.
BEng: Select and apply scientific principles, routine mathematical methods and computer based engineering tools in solving familiar Chemical Engineering problems.
MEng: Model and analyse complex Chemical and Formulation Engineering systems, processes and products using appropriate scientific principles, mathematical methods and computer-based learning engineering tools, recognising the limitations of such analysis.
BEng: Model and analyse routine engineering systems, processes and products.
MEng: Innovate in solving novel and challenging problems, and be aware of the limitations of the solutions.
BEng: Search for information for solving a problem, and present it for discussion.
MEng: Obtain and process (possibly conflicting) information from a wide range of sources.
BEng: Consider given information and extract that which is permanent to a routine problem.
MEng: Generate an innovative design for systems, processes or a functional product to fulfil new needs.
BEng: Design a system, component or process using routine design technique, and be able to modify an existing design.
MEng: Use fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies.
BEng: Apply engineering techniques to design and problem solving, taking account of typical technical risks, with some grasp of commercial risk.
MEng: Apply engineering techniques to design and problem solving, taking account of a wide range of risks and constraints.
BEng: Take personal responsibility for acting in a professional manner.
MEng: Take personal responsibility for acting in a professional manner.
Lectures (1-8)
Tutorials, problem classes and group work (1-8)
Web-based and conventional guided learning (1-8)
Laboratories (1-6)
Computer-based workshops (2-4) )
Group design work (4, 7, 8) )
Independent design work (4, 7, 8) )
Lectures (9-16) )
Tutorials, problem classes and group work (MEng 9-15 / BEng 9, 10) )
Web-based and conventional guided learning (MEng 9-16 / BEng 9-15) )
Computer based workshops (MEng 9 / BEng 9-11) )
Group projects (MEng 9-16 / BEng 9-15) )
Independent projects (MEng 9-16) )
Independent design work (BEng 9-15)
Unseen and open book examinations (1-8) (MEng 9-16 / BEng 9-15)
Problem solving exercises (1-8) (MEng 9-12, 15 / BEng 9-12, 14)
Oral presentations (MEng 4, 11 / BEng 1-8, 11)
Computer based exercises (2-4) (MEng 9-13, 15 / BEng 9-14)
Written reports (1-8) )
Group design reports (MEng 9-16 / BEng 9-14)
Independent design reports (MEng 9-16 / BEng 9-15)
Individual research report (MEng 11, 12, 14, 16)
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
MEng: Selecting and using appropriate ICT, recognising the capabilities and limitations of computer based methods for engineering problem solving.
BEng: Using computer based engineering tools to gather data, solve standard problems and display the result.
MEng: Selecting and using laboratory instrumentation appropriately and effectively.
BEng: Using laboratory instrumentation appropriately.
MEng: Conducting laboratory experiments, adapting experimental procedures to novel situations if necessary, analysing experimental data in detail, and drawing comprehensive conclusions.
BEng: Conducting prescribed laboratory experiments, estimate errors of measurements, and draw limited conclusions.
MEng: Planning and executing practical or simulation tests of design solutions, and presenting a report containing critical analysis of the results and recommendations for action.
BEng: Undertaking routine practical or simulation tests of a design solution and comment.
MEng: Prototyping not applicable to chemical engineering.
Working safely and promoting safe practice.
MEng: Communicating effectively and persuasively to technical and non-technical people.
BEng: Making acceptable presentations of technical and business information in a variety of ways.
MEng: Optimising use and resources of time.
BEng: Managing time and resources effectively.
MEng: Undertaking most of the technical roles within a team, which may be multidisciplinary, and exercising leadership.
BEng: Working as part of a team.
MEng: Learning independently, acquiring new skills, including at the forefront of knowledge.
BEng: Learning under guidance.
MEng: Monitoring and adjusting a personal programme of work on an ongoing basis.
BEng: Developing a personal plan of work to meet a deadline and identify the main external constraints.
MEng: Sorting, manipulating and presenting data in a way that facilitates effective analysis and decision making.
BEng: Sorting, manipulating and presenting data through a range of standard forms.
Computer based workshops (1-4) (7, 12)
Laboratories (1-3, 6) (12)
Individual research project (MEng 1-3, 6)
Lectures (12)
Problem classes (12)
Group design work (7-12)
Independent design work (7-12)
Research project (MEng 8, 10-12)
Computer based exercises (1, 3)
Laboratory reports (1, 2, 4) (BEng 12)
Group design reports (7-12)
Independent design reports (MEng 7-12)
Oral presentations (7)
Laboratory and research project reports (MEng 8, 10-12)
Peer assessment (BEng 7-11)