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MEng, BEng Chemical Engineering

Year 3

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Engineering)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year, students should:

- have a detailed knowledge and understanding of a range of chemical engineering topics, including reaction engineering, separation processes, process optimisation and control, particle process engineering and engineering thermodynamics;
- be capable of undertaking a group project involving the detailed design of a chemical plant and be able to plan, execute and evaluate the results from an appropriate programme of work, as well as reporting their findings in both written and verbal form;
- be able to deploy accurate standards of analysis and enquiry involved in chemical engineering;
- be capable of describing and commenting on particular aspects of research in chemical engineering and make use of appropriate scholarly reviews and other sources of information;
- be able to conform to professional and chemical engineering-specific boundaries as appropriate.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied;
- the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;
- the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;
- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;
- the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.


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 top apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline;
- work that draws on a wide variety of material;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;
- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the discipline;
- work that is typically both evaluative and creative.


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