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MSc (T) Process Engineering

Academic Year 2016/17

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

MSc (T) Process Engineering

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Master of Science

Programme Code

CHE-MSC-PR

UCAS Code

JACS Code

H800 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

Upper Second class B.Sc. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or closely allied subject. Students with lower second class degrees could be considered for entry to the Diploma if providing additional relevant experience or qualifications.

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

180

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 7

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Engineering (2015)

Accreditations (PSRB)

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Professor Mark Simmons

University of Birmingham

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

N/A

Programme Specific Regulations

All six taught module must be passed before progression to the project. Failure to achieve this threshold will result in transfer to the Diploma or Certificate pathways

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

On completion of the programme the student will be able to:

Demonstrate the intellectual, practical, and professional research skills relating to, analysis, interpretation and understanding of chemical Process Engineering principles and issues.

Apply the key concepts of management, sustainability, sustainable development, and risk assessment-based approaches in a Process Engineering environment.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

maintain a sound theoretical approach to the introduction of new and advancing technology

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures; problem classes and seminars; research project; industrial visits for those students with a specific industrial sponsor. New advances in technology are maintained and refreshed in the programme

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; class tests; project dissertations

Identify and assess risk within a working, industrial environment

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures; problem classes and seminars; design projects; research project. All projects have an industrial context whether there is direct involvement from a specific company or not

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; project dissertations; oral presentations; experimental reports

Critically review their work, as well as that reported by others, as available in the public domain

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures; problem classes and seminars; design projects; research project. Feedback from formative assessments and draft dissertations enables students to build and develop these problem solving skills

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; project dissertations; oral presentations

design experiments to generate new data

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Design projects; research project

Methods of Assessment

Project dissertations; oral presentations

evaluate designs of processes and products, and make improvements

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Design projects; research project. The evaluation of new experiments and processes builds on the practical and analytical skills developed at undergraduate level

Methods of Assessment

Project dissertations; oral presentations

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Design projects; research project

Methods of Assessment

Project dissertations; oral presentations

apply IT and computer aided design and modelling skills to both generic and subject specific problems

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Computer-based workshops and problem classes; design projects; research project. Computing and IT plays a central role in many of the experimental design activities across the programme

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; project dissertations; oral presentations; computer-based examinations and tests

apply numerical and analytical skills to a wide range of industrial and environmental problems

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures; problem classes and seminars; research project

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; class tests; project dissertations

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories within chemical engineering

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures; design projects; research project; independent laboratory experiments; guided independent study

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; project dissertations; experimental reports

have a sound grasp of chemistry, physics and mathematics as applied to the technological base of chemical engineering

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures; independent laboratory experiments; design and research projects

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; project dissertations; experimental reports

demonstrate knowledge and understanding of business and management techniques within an engineering context

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures; design projects. Depending on the nature and industry involvement, these might also be a core part of the research project

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; project dissertations; oral presentations

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

select and apply appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing chemical engineering problems

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Computer-based workshops and problem classes; research project; lectures; guided independent study

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; computer-based examinations and tests; project dissertations

use scientific principles in the development of chemical engineering solutions to practical problems

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures and seminars; design projects; research project; independent laboratory experiments; guided independent study

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; computer-based examinations and tests; project dissertations; experimental reports

use a wide variety of tools, techniques and equipment, including chemical engineering software

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Computer-based workshops and problem classes; design projects; research project independent laboratory experiments. Specialised application of software applications in the design and research projects

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; computer-based examinations and tests; project dissertations; experimental reports

use laboratory and workshop equipment to generate experimental data

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Research project; independent laboratory experiments; application of scientific methodology in experimental design in the research project

Methods of Assessment

Project dissertations; experimental reports

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

7

60

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

7

10

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

25%

0%

75%

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

7

60

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Notes

Either Design Project or Research Project is compulsory