BEng Chemical and Materials Engineering
(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)
On completion of the year, students should:- understand more complex process engineering topics in the areas of fluid flow, mass and energy balances, heat and mass transfer;- understand how different types of process engineering equipment operate and how such plants are controlled;- be capable of using advanced mathematical techniques to solve complex process engineering problems;- be familiar with health and safety and complex environmental issues relating to process engineering operations;- be able to use IT modelling software to solve specific chemical and materials engineering design problems;- be able to plan, research and undertake a simple research project on a materials engineering topic;- be able to carry out a range of experiments designed to illustrate process engineering concepts, and present their findings, arguments and analysis in the form of written reports;- be capable of adjusting to professional and chemical and materials engineering-specific boundaries.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied;- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;- decision making.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of the discipline/profession to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.