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2022/23 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BEng Chemical and Materials Engineering

Programme code:BEN-CEM/MTENUCAS code:HJ90
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr D Harbottle Contact address:d.harbottle@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

Normally 3 A-levels or equivalent at grades A*AA, including mathematics and physics or chemistry. GCSEs or equivalent in English, mathematics, physics and chemistry 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:

At the end of the programme students should be able to:
- understand basic and detailed engineering concepts relevant to the chemical, materials 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, materials and related engineering industries.

An emerging trend in the chemicals industry is the development of new processes for producing specialist materials such as plastics, polymers, composites, lightweight alloys and nano-materials for a wide variety of industrial and consumer applications. This programme covers all of these areas and is designed to produce graduates who want a successful career in the chemical, materials 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 materials sectors. Students also undertake a major group design project.


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 (Sep to Jan)
CAPE1010Introduction to Process Engineering30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CAPE1020Engineering Science 130 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CAPE1040Mathematical Techniques 110 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CAPE1720Materials Science and Engineering20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

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

CAPE1050Foundation Mathematics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CAPE1060Fundamentals of Process Chemistry10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CAPE1070Foundation Engineering Physics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CAPE1700Topics in Nanotechnology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS1170Introduction to Management10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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 (Sep to Jun)
CAPE2020Safety, Health and Environment20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CAPE2030Process Systems and Applications20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CAPE2050Engineering Science 230 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CAPE2060Chemical Thermodynamics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CAPE2710Materials Synthesis and Characterisation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)


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 (Sep to Jun)
CAPE3301Separation Processes20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CAPE3320Reaction Engineering20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CAPE3700Structural Materials20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CAPE3711Functional and Nano-Materials20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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