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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

MEng, BEng Chemical and Energy Engineering

Programme code:MEBE-CEM/EENUCAS code:H801
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:

A-level: AAA including Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry. Where an A-Level Science subject is taken, we require a pass in the practical science element, alongside the achievement of the A-Level at the stated grade. Excludes A-Level General Studies or Critical Thinking.

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 (SCAPE)

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Chemical and Process Engineering (SCAPE)

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Engineering

Programme specification:

At the end of the programme students should be able to:
- understand basic and detailed engineering concepts relevant to the chemical, energy and related engineering industries;
- use accurate standards of analysis and enquiry relevant to the industry;
- develop and evaluate engineering solutions to a range of basic and complex problems encountered within the industry;
- use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake the analysis of data and information relevant to the industry;
- demonstrate appropriate technical competencies relevant to the industry;
- use a range of acquired knowledge, abilities and personal skills in order to pursue a successful career in the chemical, energy and related engineering industries.

Global population expansion means an insatiable appetite for energy, much of which still comes from fossil fuels. However, these generate carbon dioxide and result in global warming, so they need to be burnt efficiently and cleanly, while at the same time renewable and sustainable sources of energy need to be developed. This programme is designed to produce graduates who are able to contribute solutions to these problems, and who want to pursue a successful career in the chemical, energy 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 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. 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 industry. This includes a mix of relevant topics from both the chemical and energy sectors. Students also undertake a major group design project.

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 an industrial problem, so that MEng graduates are equipped for a successful career in a wide variety of areas within their chosen industry. Furthermore, the MEng will be accredited by the IChemE, so that graduates can apply for subsequent registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) following a suitable period of post-graduation experience.


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
CAPE3401Combustion Theory and Design20 creditsSemester 1
CAPE3411Renewable Technologies20 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
CAPE5415MBioenergy & Waste to Energy15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
CAPE5420MFuel Processing15 creditsSemester 1
CAPE5430MAdvanced Engines and Turbines15 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Last updated: 24/09/2019

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