(PROVISIONAL)

2021/2022

BE (Hons) (Process and Chemical Engineering) / ME (Process and Chemical Engineering)

NFQ Level 8/9, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2021-22 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

Students enter First Year Engineering and complete a common programme of study. In Second Year students enter separate programmes leading to degrees in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering and Process and Chemical Engineering.

NOTE: At the end of Third Year students may register for the BE (Hons) / ME Pathway (Process and Chemical). Students who choose not/are not eligible to register for the BE (Hons ME Pathway (Process and Chemical) will continue to Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) (Process and Chemical).

No student may register for Second Year until he/she has passed the First University Examination in Engineering. In order to be admitted to the Second University Examination in Process and Chemical Engineering, a student must have satisfactorily attended, subsequent to passing the First University Examination in Engineering, prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

AE2004 Ecology for Engineers (5 credits)
EG2001 Engineering Mechanics with Transform Methods (5 credits)
EG2002 Numerical Methods and Programming (5 credits)
CE2001 Solid and Structural Mechanics I (5 credits)
CE2003 Fluids I (5 credits)
CM2010 Introduction to Organic Chemistry for Process and Chemical Engineers (5 credits)
PE2003 Heat Transfer (5 credits)
PE2004 Communication and Ethics in Engineering (5 credits)
PE2005 Introduction to Biochemical Engineering (5 credits)
PE2009 Chemical Reaction Engineering (5 credits)
PE2011 Process Plant Design and Commissioning (5 credits)
PE2013 Data Analysis for Process and Product Development (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

No student may register for the Third Year programme in Process and Chemical Engineering until he/she has passed the Second University Examination in Process and Chemical Engineering. In order to be admitted to the Third University Examination in Process and Chemical Engineering, a student must have satisfactorily attended, subsequent to passing the Second University Examination in Engineering, prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

Core Modules

CM3029 Organic Chemistry II for Process and Chemical Engineering (5 credits)
CM3030 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (5 credits)
PE3001 Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (5 credits)
PE3002 Unit Operations and Particle Technology (5 credits)
PE3003 Phase Equilibrium and Mass Transfer (5 credits)
PE3005 Process Equipment; Design, Integrity & Materials (5 credits)
PE3007 Process Dynamics and Control (5 credits)
PE3011 Sustainability and Environmental Protection I (5 credits)
PE3014 Food and Bioprocess Engineering (5 credits)
PE3015 Process Safety (5 credits)
PE3016 Process Design and Feasibility Analysis (5 credits)

Elective Module

Students must opt for an elective module in Third Year. Note: Some modules may be pre-requisites for elective modules in subsequent years. While there is no upper limit on the number of students who may take a particular elective module, modules may be withdrawn if there are insufficient entrants.

Energy and Environmental

NE3002 Energy in Buildings (5 credits)

or

Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical

PE3009 Pharmaceutical Engineering (5 credits)

Year Abroad (Third Year)
On the recommendation of the Head of the School of Engineering and Architecture and subject to the approval of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, a student may be permitted to undertake the Third Year of his/her BE studies at an approved institution abroad following a study programme equivalent to 60 credits. Where a language other than English is the language of instruction at the approved host institution, up to 20 credits of the programme may be dedicated to formal study of the language of instruction, subject to the approval of the Head of School of Engineering and Architecture. The detailed programme of study shall be proposed by the student in consultation with the approved host institution and the Director of the BE (Process and Chemical Engineering) Programme and shall require the approval of the Head of School of Engineering and Architecture.

The student will be examined by the approved host institution. A student who achieves a pass standard, as defined by the approved host institution, will be deemed to have passed the Third University Examination in Process and Chemical Engineering. A student who fails to achieve a pass standard, as defined by the approved host institution, will be deemed to have failed the Third University Examination inProcess and Chemical Engineering and will be eligible to undertake the Third Year programme at UCC in a Repeat Year. The detailed transcript of results will be communicated by the host institution to the Autumn Examination Board, UCC, and will form part of the student's formal academic record.

Registered Second Year Process and Chemical Engineering students who have achieved a 2H1 in first year may apply to undertake the Third Year of their BE studies abroad. An application to study abroad must be made to the Head of the School of Engineering and Architecture by 31st January. Permission to undertake the Third Year of study abroad will be conditional on the student achieving at least a 2H1 in the Second University Examination in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Summer Examination.

The number of students who may be permitted to undertake the Third Year of study abroad will be limited by the number of places available in any given year at approved host institutions.

Work Placement Module in Fourth Year (BE Hons)
A student who wishes to take the elective module, PE4021 Work Placement, in Fourth Year is required to have made final arrangements, as prescribed by the Module Co-ordinator, for the work placement by 31 May of their Third year. The work placement is undertaken during the period, June to September, after the Third Year University Examination. A student who makes arrangements for taking the work placement module and fails to pass the Third University Summer Examination in Process and Chemical Engineering will not be permitted to take the module for examination in Fourth Year. The module is described in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022. Further information is available from the Module Co-ordinator.

Entry to the ME in Process and Chemical Engineering
Entry to the ME in Process and Chemical Engineering is determined based on student performance during Third Year. Students who pass the Third University Examination in Process and Chemical Engineering, achieving at least a 2H2 will be eligible to register for Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) / ME Pathway (Process and Chemical). Students who are eligible to register for the BE (Hons) / ME Pathway (Process and Chemical), but choose not to, will continue to Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) (Process and Chemical). Students passing the Third University Examination in Process and Chemical Engineering who are ineligible to register for the BE (Hons) / ME Pathway (Process and Chemical) will continue to Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) ( Process and Chemical).

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

In Fourth Year students complete either the BE (Hons) or the ME (Process) Pathway as follows:

No student may register for Fourth Year until he/she has passed the Third University Examination in Process and Chemical Engineering. In order to be admitted to the BE (Hons) / ME Pathway (Process and Chemical) Degree Examination, a student must have satisfactorily pursued, subsequent to passing the Third University Examination in Process and Chemical Engineering, modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

BE (Hons)

PE4001 Process Design and Feasibility Analysis (5 credits)
PE4002 Optimisation and Continuous Process Improvement (5 credits)
PE4007 Mechanical Design of Process Equipment (5 credits)
PE4050 Design Project (15 credits)
MG4052 Management in Practice (5 credits)

Elective Modules:

Students take 20 credits from the following:

CE3012 Materials and Sustainability (5 credits)
CE4016 Energy Systems in Buildings (5 credits)
CE4024 Progressing Towards Sustainable Industry (5 credits)
FE4002 Global Food Policy (5 credits)
ME3004 Applied Thermodynamics and Work Transfer (5 credits)
MG2003 Consumer Behaviour and Sustainable Consumption (5 credits)
NE4005 Sustainability, Bioenergy and Circular Economy Systems (5 credits)
PE4021 BE Work Placement (5 credits)

and

Students must opt for an elective module from the following. Note: Some modules may be pre-requisites for elective modules in subsequent years. While there is no upper limit on the number of students who may take a particular elective, modules may be withdrawn if there are insufficient entrants.

Energy and Environmental

NE3003 Sustainable Energy (5 credits)

or

Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical

PE4010 BioPharmaceutical Engineering (5 credits)

Work Placement Module in Fourth Year (BE Hons)
A student who wishes to take the elective module, PE4021 Work Placement, in Fourth Year is required to have made final arrangements, as prescribed by the Module Co-ordinator, for the work placement by 31 May of their Third year. The work placement is undertaken during the period, June to September, after the Third Year University Examination. A student who makes arrangements for taking the work placement module and fails to pass the Third University Summer Examination in Process and Chemical Engineering will not be permitted to take the module for examination in Fourth Year. The module is described in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022. Further information is available from the Module Co-ordinator.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

ME Pathway

Students take modules to the value of 60 credits, consisting of 30 credits of lecture modules specified in Part A and a Placement Module in Part B to the value of 30 credits as follows:

Part A:
PE4001 Process Design and Feasibility Analysis (5 credits)
PE4007 Mechanical Design of Process Equipment (5 credits)
PE4050 Design Project (15 credits)

Elective Module

Students select 5 credits from the following:

Energy and Environmental

NE3003 Sustainable Energy (5 credits)

or

Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical

PE4010 BioPharmaceutical Engineering (5 credits)

Part B:
PE6060 ME Work Placement (30 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

No student may register for Fifth Year of the ME in Process and Chemical Engineering until he/she has passed theFourth ME Pathway University Examination in Process and Chemical Engineering. In order to be admitted to the Final ME (Examination in Process and Chemical) Degree Examination a student must have satisfactorily attended, subsequent to passing the Fourth ME Pathway University Examination in Process and Chemical Engineering, prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

Core Modules

NE6015 Data Analytics for Engineering (5 credits)
PE6030 Industrial Process Safety; Applications and Control Systems (5 credits)
PE6031 Carbon Geocycles and Capture Utilisation and Storage (5 credits)
PE6033 Sustainability and Environmental Protection II (5 credits)
PE6034 Complex Reaction Systems (5 credits)
PE6035 Advanced Separation Processes (5 credits)
PE6050 ME Research Project (20 credits)

Elective Module

Students must opt for two elective modules in Fifth Year. Note: Some modules may be pre-requisites for elective modules in subsequent years. While there is no upper limit on the number of students who may take a particular elective module, moduless may be withdrawn if there are insufficient entrants.

Students choose 10 credits from:

MG4052 Management in Practice (5 credits)

or

PE4002 Optimisation and Continuous Process Improvement (5 credits)

and

Energy and Environmental

NE6004 Sustainability, Bioenergy and Circular Economy Systems (5 credits)

or

Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical

PE6032 Pharmaceutical Industry Advances and Developments (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

Programme Learning Outcomes for ME (Process and Chemical) (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for BE (Hons) (Process and Chemical Engineering) (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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