2018/2019

BE (Hons) (Process and Chemical Engineering)

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

From 2018/19 students enter First Year Engineering and complete a common programme of study. In Second Year students enter seperate programmes leading to degrees in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering and Process and Chemical Engineering.

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:

AM2021 Engineering Mechanics with Transform Methods (5 credits)
AM2032 Numerical Methods and Programming (5 credits)
CE2003 Fluids I (5 credits)
CM2010 Introduction to Organic Chemistry for Process and Chemical Engineers (5 credits)
ME2002 Engineering Thermodynamics (5 credits)
PE2003 Heat Transfer (5 credits)
PE2004 Communication in Engineering (5 credits)
PE2005 Introduction to Biochemical Engineering (5 credits)
PE2008 Phase Equilibrium and Mass Transfer (5 credits)
PE2009 Chemical Reaction Engineering (5 credits)
PE2011 Process Plant Design and Commissioning (5 credits)
PE2012 Chemical Process Equipment; Design and Integrity (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 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Second University Examination in Process and Chemical Engineering within three academic years from the date of first registration for Second Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

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.

Third Year consists of core modules to the value of 45 credits, an elective module to the value of 5 credits and a Work Placement module to the value of 10 credits. To be admitted to the Third University Examination in Process and Chemical Engineering, a student must have satisfactorily pursued, subsequent to passing the Second University Examination in Process and Chemical Engineering, the following modules, amounting to 50 credits:

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)
PE3005 Engineering Materials and Process Machinery Dynamics (5 credits)
PE3007 Process Dynamics and Control (5 credits)
PE3008 Safety and Environmental Protection I (5 credits)
PE3011 Sustainability in Process Engineering (5 credits)
PE3013 Pharmaceutical Process Validation (5 credits)

Elective Module Streams

Students must opt for an elective stream in Third Year and must continue the same stream in their Fourth Year. Note: While there is no upper limit on the number of students who may take a particular elective stream, modules may be withdrawn if there are insufficient entrants.

A. Energy and Environmental

NE3002 Energy in Buildings (5 credits)

OR

B. Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical

PE3009 Pharmaceutical Engineering (5 credits)

Students will attend PE3010 Work Placement (10 credits) before the commencement of the Fourth Year in Process and Chemical Engineering. A pass in PE3010 is a requirement for the award of the BE(Hons) (Process and Chemical Engineering) Degree.

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 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Third University Examination in Process and Chemical Engineering within three academic years from the date of first registration for Third Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

No student may register for the Fourth Year programme in Process and Chemical Engineering until he/she has passed the Third University Examination in Process and Chemical Engineering.

Fourth Year consists of core modules to the value of 55 credits and an elective module to the value of 5 credits. To be admitted to the BE (Hons) (Process and Chemical Engineering) Degree Examination, a student must have satisfactorily pursued, subsequent to passing the Third University Examination in Process and Chemical Engineering, prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

Core Modules

PE4001 Advanced Process Design (5 credits)
PE4002 Optimisation and Continous Process Improvement (5 credits)
PE4004 Safety and Environmental Protection II (5 credits)
PE4005 Research Project (10 credits)
PE4006 Design Project (10 credits)
PE4007 Mechanical Design of Process Equipment (5 credits)
PE4008 Food and Bioprocess Engineering (5 credits)
PE4014 Complex Reaction Systems (5 credits)
PE4015 Advanced Separation Processes (5 credits)

Elective Module Streams:

Students must continue the same elective stream that they have chosen in their Third Year.

A. Energy and Environmental

NE4005 Biomass Energy (5 credits)

OR

B. Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical

PE4010 BioPharmaceutical Engineering (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 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the BE (Hons) (Process and Chemical Engineering) Degree Examination within three academic years from the date of first registration for Fourth Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

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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