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2018/19 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

MEng, BEng Chemical and Nuclear Engineering

Programme code:MEBE-C&NEUCAS code:H891
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr A Hassanpour Contact address:a.hassanpour@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 480

Entry requirements:

Normally 3 A-levels or equivalent at grades A*AA, including mathematics and physics or chemistry. GCSEs or equivalent in English, mathematics and science are required if not offered at A- or AS-level.

Alternative qualifications (eg IB, Foundation or Access course, Scottish Highers, etc) at a comparable level will also be considered.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Engineering

Programme specification:

Programme Aims

At the end of the programme students should:
- understand the baseline and advanced principles of Chemical Engineering and how these apply to the nuclear industry;
- be capable of performing accurate analysis within the rigorous standards expected by the nuclear industry;
- have the ability to define problems and develop/evaluate solutions for both basic and complex chemical engineering issues in the nuclear industry;
- have demonstrated the capability to use techniques to acquire and analyse data and chemical engineering information relevant to the nuclear industry;
- be able to demonstrate a range of professional competencies that are relevant to the nuclear industry and show a clear understanding of the regulatory, safety and professionalism expectations of the nuclear industry;
- be able to deploy a range of technical and personal skills in order to pursue a successful career in the nuclear industry in the broadest sense.

Distinctiveness of the programme
The programme is designed to produce graduates who want to pursue a successful career in the chemical, nuclear and related industries.

The modular structure adopted in level 1 (including bridging modules in mathematics, physics and chemistry) allows students with a varied A-level background to become familiar with relevant underpinning science and engineering. Students will also be introduced to a range of transferable technical skills designed to enable them to analyse and communicate technical information and data during the course and in their later professional career, together with an introduction to a nuclear-related design project working as a team.

Level 2 is designed to introduce more complex science and engineering concepts and includes individual and group project work as well as practical laboratory classes. In both cases, experiments and projects will have a nuclear flavour and/or cover specific nuclear-related topics. Because of the commonality in the first 2 years, students will be able to transfer from other Chemical Engineering programmes in SCAPE up to the end of level 2.

Level 3 provides an appropriate standard of subject-specific material to enable BEng Honours graduates to pursue a successful career in the nuclear industry. This includes a mix of relevant topics from both the chemical and nuclear sectors. Students also undertake a major group design project, which for Chemical and Nuclear Engineering students will involve a nuclear-related plant design.

Level 4 builds upon the material in the previous year and introduces topics with a more research and innovation flavour, including a major individual research project linked to a nuclear industry problem, so that MEng graduates are equipped for a successful career in a wide variety of areas within their chosen industry.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CAPE1000Technical Skills and Applications20 creditsSemester 1
CAPE1010Introduction to Process Engineering30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CAPE1020Engineering Science 130 creditsSemester 2
CAPE1040Mathematical Techniques 110 creditsSemester 2
CAPE1720Materials Science and Engineering20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 10 credits from the following optional modules:

CAPE1030Introduction to Petroleum Engineering10 creditsSemester 1
CAPE1050Foundation Mathematics10 creditsSemester 1
CAPE1060Fundamentals of Process Chemistry10 creditsSemester 1
CAPE1070Foundation Engineering Physics10 creditsSemester 1
CAPE1700Topics in Nanotechnology10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1170Introduction to Management10 creditsSemester 1

Other modules approved by DoSE.
- CAPE1050 is compulsory for candidates without A-level mathematics or equivalent
- CAPE1060 is compulsory for candidates without A-level chemistry or equivalent
- CAPE1070 is compulsory for candidates without A-level physics or equivalent.

This list also includes any Modern European Language modules with prefix FLTU.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CAPE2000Mathematical Techniques 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CAPE2020Safety, Health and Environment20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CAPE2030Process Systems and Applications20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CAPE2050Engineering Science 230 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CAPE2060Chemical Thermodynamics10 creditsSemester 1
CAPE2710Materials Synthesis and Characterisation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CAPE3000Design Project (BEng)40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CAPE3301Separation Processes20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CAPE3320Reaction Engineering20 creditsSemester 1
CAPE3331Nuclear Operations20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MECH3360Nuclear Fundamentals20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Year4 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CAPE5010MResearch Project (MEng)45 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CAPE5300MChemical Products Design and Development15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CAPE5330MAdvanced Reaction Engineering15 creditsSemester 1
CAPE5370MNuclear Engineering and the Nuclear Industry30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CAPE5380MNuclear Futures15 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Last updated: 30/04/2018

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