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Undergraduate Programme Specification

BEng Chemical Engineering (with International Year One)

Academic Year 2021/22

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 processes. All degrees are awarded by Queen's University Belfast.

Programme Title BEng Chemical Engineering (with International Year One) Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)
Bachelor of Engineering
Programme Code CHE-BENG-I UCAS Code H800 HECoS Code 100143 - Chemical engineering - 100
ATAS Clearance Required No
Mode of Study Full Time
Type of Programme Single Honours Length of Programme 3 Academic Year(s) Total Credits for Programme 360
Exit Awards available

Institute Information

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 6

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

Engineering (2015)

Accreditations (PSRB)

Regulation Information

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

Programme Specific Regulations

Criteria for Progression from Stage 1 to Stage 2

Students may progress to Year Two of designated degree programmes only if they have achieved, as a minimum requirement, the level of performance in both academic modules and English Language and Study Skills, specified as follows

English Language and Study Skills Module

Minimum of 50% overall (equivalent to IELTS 6.0) with minimum of 40% (equivalent to IELTS 5.5) in all components

Academic Modules

A minimum average of 60% across all academic modules with passes in 10 out of 10 modules

Module Attempts:

Each opportunity a student has to complete an assessment is counted as an attempt. So, for example, a May exam and an August resit during the same academic year would be counted as two attempts. Students that elect to miss an opportunity will be recorded as Absent and will still have it counted as an attempt. If the Board of Examiners approves an application for consideration of exceptional circumstances, submitted for a missed or failed assessment, this will not be counted as an attempt.

Students can have up to two attempts (plus resits) at all stages at the discretion of the Exam Board.

Classification of BEng programme:

When calculating the Honours classification of BEng the module weighting will be equal to:

33.3% of the marks for modules at Stage 2 including all compulsory modules and
66.7% of the marks for modules at Stage 3 including all compulsory modules

Transfer to the sandwich programme:

Students may transfer to the corresponding sandwich programme if they have secured an appropriate one-year placement subject to UKVI regulations.


Transfer to an MEng programme:

Transfer between BEng and MEng takes place after Stage 3. There is no transfer from BEng to MEng between stages 1 and 2.

Students with an minimum average mark of 55% at Stage 2 and a minimum weighted average of 55% across stages 2 and 3 will be offered the opportunity to transfer to the MEng in Chemical Engineering Programme. (subject to UKVI regulations)

Weightings: Stage 2: 15%; Stage 3: 30%; Stage 4: 50% and then x100/95 for final mark.

Students with protected characteristics

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

Educational Aims Of Programme

Demonstrate the skilled application of a distinctive body of knowledge and understanding based on mathematics, science and technology.

Exercise original thought, have good professional judgement and be able to take responsibility for the direction of important tasks.

Demonstrate a sound understanding of the professional and ethical responsibilities of the impact of chemical engineering in a global and societal context.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

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

solve engineering problems, often on the basis of limited and possibly contradictory information

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures and small group tutorials; problem classes and seminars; group 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

analyse and interpret data correctly

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures and small group tutorials; problem classes and seminars; group design projects; research project; independent laboratory experiments. The complexity of the tasks and data analysis increases through the programme by building on worked examples provided in lectures and interpretation of results from structured practicals in Stages 1 and 2 through to more independent and open-ended research data in Stage 3

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; project dissertations; oral presentations; experimental reports

design experiments to generate new data

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Group design projects; research project. The design of new experiments and processes builds on the practical and analytical skills in the previous Outcomes

Methods of Assessment

Project dissertations; oral presentations

evaluate designs of processes and products, and make improvements

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Group design projects; research project. The evaluation of new experiments and processes builds on the practical and analytical skills in the previous Outcomes

Methods of Assessment

Project dissertations; oral presentations

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

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures and small group tutorials; problem classes and seminars; research project; industrial visits. New advances in technology are maintained and refreshed in the programme through research-led teaching and through the independent research project

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; class tests; project dissertations

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

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

communicate effectively with colleagues and others using both written and oral methods

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Group design projects; research project. The group design projects are at the core of the strategy for building and enhancing written and oral communication skills and are present in all three levels of the programme

Methods of Assessment

Project dissertations; oral and poster presentations

make effective use of IT and databases

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Computer-based workshops and problem classes; group design projects; research project. Computing and IT plays a central role in many of the design activities at all three levels of the programme

Methods of Assessment

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

work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Group design projects; research project. The group design projects are at the core of the strategy for multi-disciplinary team work

Methods of Assessment

Project dissertations; oral and poster presentations

manage resources and time effectively

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

group design projects; research project; coursework deadlines and submission targets provide a framework for developing these skills

Methods of Assessment

Timely submission and quality of project dissertations and other key pieces of coursework

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 and small group tutorials; design projects; research project; independent laboratory experiments; guided independent study. Feedback through marked laboratory reports and from formative and summative interim tests enables students to build and develop their essential core knowledge

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 and small group tutorials; independent laboratory experiments. There is a heavy emphasis on these core areas in Stage 1 and 2 of the programme to underpin the application of these skills in the design and research projects in Stage 3

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 and small group tutorials; group design projects. Teaching of these non-subject specific but essential skills is delivered primarily through cross-faculty lectures and is reinforced during the design projects in Stages 2 and 3

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

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Computer-based workshops and problem classes; group design projects; research project; lectures and small group tutorials; guided independent study. Core mathematical and computer aided design skills taught primarily through worked examples in lectures and computer classes and through unseen problems in tutorials and class tests in Stage 1 are developed and applied through the design projects in Stages 2 and 3

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; group design projects; research project; independent laboratory experiments; guided independent study. Structured laboratory-based practicals at Stages 1 and 2 provide the core skill set for application of scientific methodology in experimental design in the group design and research projects

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; group design projects; research project independent laboratory experiments. Software classes begin in Stage 1 and increase in complexity and specialisation of applications in the technology in the group design and research project

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. Structured laboratory-based practicals at Stages 1 and 2 provide the core skill set for application of scientific methodology in experimental design in the research project

Methods of Assessment

Project dissertations; experimental reports

develop, promote and apply safe systems for process and equipment design

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures and small group tutorials; design projects; research project independent laboratory experiments. Safety is a core skill in Chemical Engineering and is a central theme both explicitly in laboratory experiments and some dedicated modules as well as implicitly in all process design projects and theory-based modules

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; project dissertations; experimental reports

Module Information

Stages and Modules

Module Title Module Code Level/ stage Credits

Availability

Duration Pre-requisite

Assessment

S1 S2 Core Option Coursework % Practical % Examination %
Engineering Mathematics 2 NTO1027 1 10 YES YES 12 weeks N YES 20% 0% 80%
Introduction to Chemical Engineering NTO1053 1 10 YES YES 12 weeks N YES 20% 0% 80%
Fluid Mechanics NTO1015 1 10 YES YES 12 weeks N YES 20% 0% 80%
Basic Chemistry I (Organic and Inorganic) NTO1054 1 10 YES YES 12 weeks N YES 20% 0% 80%
Heat and Mass Transfer NTO1056 1 10 YES YES 12 weeks N YES 20% 0% 80%
English Language and Study Skills NTO1001 1 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%
Materials and Manufacture NTO1043 1 10 YES YES 12 weeks N YES 20% 0% 80%
Basic Chemistry II (Physical Chemistry) NTO1055 1 10 YES YES 12 weeks N YES 20% 0% 80%
Engineering Mathematics 1 NTO1026 1 10 YES YES 12 weeks N YES 20% 0% 80%
Drawing and Design NTO1040 1 10 YES YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Thermodynamics NTO1018 1 10 YES YES 12 weeks N YES 20% 0% 80%
Process Control CHE2103 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 40% 10% 50%
Safety and Mechanical Design CHE2106 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Mass and Heat Transfer II CHE3102 3 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 20% 0% 80%
Chemical Process Thermodynamics CHE2101 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 30% 10% 60%
Fluid Mechanics CHE2104 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%
Heat and Mass Transfer CHE2102 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 30% 20% 50%
Chemical Engineering Design Project CHE3104 3 50 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Chemical Plant Design and Operation CHE2105 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Biochemical Engineering CHE3008 3 10 YES 12 weeks N YES 20% 0% 80%
Transport Phenomena CHE3004 3 10 YES YES 12 weeks N YES 30% 0% 70%
Chemical Reactor Design and Process Integration CHE3101 3 30 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%

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