Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 26/09/2014
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 (with International and Industrial Study) Full-time
Programme Code 9494
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 5 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 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.
MEng graduates will have a systematic knowledge and understanding of Chemical and Formulation Engineering, 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.
Typical MEng graduates will be able to deal with complex issues, making sound judgements 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 have the qualities and transferable skills necessary to exercise initiative and personal responsibility, to make decisions in complex and unpredictable situations, and to have the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development.
MEng graduates from this programme will have spent Year 3 of their studies at a prestigious University outside the UK, which will have broadened their experience significantly. This experience, a high level of numeracy, and skills in problem solving, team working, and communication and information technology, will equip graduates for successful careers outside as well as within the process and allied industries, possibly outside the UK.
The honours degree is considerably enhanced when the student is able to augment academic study period through working in an industrial environment, therefore the integration of an industrial placement of one year’s duration in the programme aims at the provision of opportunities to see how theoretical and academic work completed within the university environment relates to the practical application in the workplace; enabling students to develop confidence over a significant period of work in skills of organisation, time management and record keeping; and, permitting students to take on gradually more responsibility for the work that they do, so that by the end of the year’s placement they are capable to complete a simple element of work from beginning to end with minimal supervision.
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:
The scientific principles underpinning Chemical and Formulation Engineering
A comprehensive knowledge and mathematical and computational methods and their use for modelling, analysis and design in Engineering
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
The design process and design methodologies
Concepts from other Engineering disciplines and subjects outside engineering
The characteristics and uses of commonly occurring engineering materials and functional products
Management and business practices, and their limitations
Ethical and social issues related to engineering, and of professional responsibilities
Lectures, Tutorials, problem classes and group work, Web-based and conventional guided learning, Laboratories, Computer-based workshops, Group design work, Independent design work.
Unseen and open book examinations, Problem solving exercises, Written reports, Computer-based exercises, Oral presentations.
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:
To understand the role of engineers within an engineering company and the interactions that normally take place with other disciplines
To understand the methods used for controlling day-to-day work and records within an engineering company
To apply technical knowledge in an industrial context at an appropriate level for the student’s qualifications
To understand the basic financial aspects for the work of the company
To demonstrate the standard of professional presentation skills required in modern industry
To keep suitable reference records of correspondence
To write professional reports suitable for presenting to clients
To give professional oral presentations under pressure of time
To demonstrate a professional and responsible attitude to work
To reflect on their learning
To 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
To model and analyse complex Chemical and Formulation Engineering systems, processes and products using appropriate scientific principles, mathematical methods and computer based engineering tools, recognising the limitations of such analysis
To innovate in solving novel and challenging problems, and be aware of the limitations of the solutions
To obtain and process (possibly conflicting) information from a wide range of sources
To generate an innovative design for systems, processes or a functional product to fulfil new needs
To use fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies
To apply engineering techniques to design and problem solving taking account of a wide range of risks and constraints
To take personal responsibility for acting in a professional and ethical manner
Selecting and using appropriate ICT, recognising the capabilities and limitations of computer based methods for engineering problem solving
Selecting and using laboratory instrumentation appropriately and effectively
Conducting laboratory experiments, adapting experimental procedures to novel situations if necessary, analysing experimental data in detail, and drawing comprehensive conclusions
Planning and executing practical or simulation tests of design solutions, and presenting a report containing critical analysis of the results and recommendations for action
Working safely and promoting safe practice
Communicating effectively and persuasively to technical and non-technical people
Optimising use of resources and time
Undertaking most of the technical roles within a team, which may be multidisciplinary, and exercising leadership
Learning independently, acquiring new skills, including at the forefront of knowledge
Monitoring and adjusting a personal programme of work on an on-going basis
Sorting, manipulating and presenting data in a way that facilitates effective analysis and decision making
To be able to adjust to a new culture, living abroad, and possibly working in a language other than English
Work in an industrial environment under the supervision of an approved Industrial Studies Tutor. Maintenance of a logbook and completion of training records and/or other records required by the procedures of a company. Completion of a piece or pieces of work required by the company in the normal operation of its business such that the student develops responsibility for his/her actions. Exposure to normal work practices within an engineering company under the supervision of a chartered engineer and in day-to-day contact with junior engineers and other staff whether on site or in an office. Lectures, Web based and conventional guided learning, Group Projects, Independent Projects, Tutorials, Problem Classes and Group Work, Computer-based workshops, Individual Research Project, Year Abroad
Training records, Written report, Oral Presentation, Viva voce, Unseen and open-book examinations, Group design reports, Independent design reports, Problem-solving exercises, Computer-based exercises, Individual research report, Successful completion of Year Abroad.