2019/2020

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

Last updated on 18 September 2019

NFQ Level 8/9, Major Award

From 2018/19 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: Students who entered Third Year of the BE (Hons) prior to 2018/19 will continue to Fourth Year of the BE (Hons) (Process and Chemical). Students entering Third Year from 2018/19 may at the end of Third Year 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)
AM2021 Engineering Mechanics with Transform Methods (5 credits)
AM2032 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)
PE2013 Data Analysis for Process and Product Development (5 credits)
PE2003 Heat Transfer (5 credits)
PE2004 Communication 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)

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 2019/2020 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2019/2020.

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. 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)
PE2013 Data Analysis for Process and Product Development (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)
PE3011 Sustainability and Environmental Protection I (5 credits)
PE3013 Pharmaceutical Process Validation (5 credits)
PE3014 Food and Bioprocess Engineering (5 credits)
PE3015 Process Safety (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 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)

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, 2019/2020. 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) (Civil, 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 2019/2020 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2019/2020.

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 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 Engineering Materials and Process Machinery Dynamics (5 credits)
PE3007 Process Dynamics and Control (5 credits)
PE3011 Sustainability and Environmental Protection I (5 credits)
PE3013 Pharmaceutical Process Validation (5 credits)
PE3014 Food and Bioprocess Engineering (5 credits)
PE3015 Process Safety (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 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)

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, 2019/2020. 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 2019/2020 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2019/2020.

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.

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, modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

BE (Hons)

PE3015 Process Safety (5 credits)
PE4001 Process Design and Feasibility Analysis (5 credits)
PE4002 Optimisation and Continous Process Improvement (5 credits)
PE4005 Research Project (10 credits)
PE4007 Mechanical Design of Process Equipment (5 credits)
PE4008 Food and Bioprocess Engineering (5 credits)
PE4014 Complex Reaction Systems (5 credits)
PE4050 Design Project (15 credits)

Elective Module

Students must opt for an elective module in Fourth 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 modules may be withdrawn if there are insufficient entrants.

Energy and Environmental

NE4005 Biomass Energy (5 credits)

or

Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical

PE4010 BioPharmaceutical Engineering (5 credits)

Note
For students who completed Third Year in 2018/19 most of the workload and formal assessment associated with PE3010 took place in third year. However, the elements of assessment associated with the work placement are examined in Fourth Year. 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.

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:

NE3003 Sustainable Energy (5 credits)
PE4010 BioPharmaceutical Engineering (5 credits)

Part B:
PE6060 ME Work Placement (30 credits)

Note
For students who completed Third Year in 2018/19 most of the workload and formal assessment associated with PE3010 took place in third year. However, the elements of assessment associated with the PE3010 are examined in Fourth Year. A pass in PE3010 is a requirement to progress to Fifth Year of the ME (Process and Chemical Engineering).

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 2019/2020 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2019/2020.

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.

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, 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)
MG4034 Entrepreneurial Business Start-Ups (5 credits)

Elective Modules:

Students take 20 credits form the following:

CE3012 Materials and Sustainability (5 credits)
FE4002 Global Food Policy (5 credits)
NE3001 Primary Energy Engineering (5 credits)
NE4005 Biomass Energy (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, 2019/2020. 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:

NE3003 Sustainable Energy (5 credits)
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 2019/2020 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2019/2020.

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.

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 i, prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

Core Modules

MG4034 Entrepreneurial Business Start-Ups (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)
PE6036 Process Industry Optimisation, Continuous Process Improvement and Data Analytics (5 credits)
PE6050 Research Projects (20 credits)

Elective Module

Students must opt for an elective module 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 modules may be withdrawn if there are insufficient entrants.

Energy and Environmental

NE6014 Energy Innovation (5 credits)

or

Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical

PF6032 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 2019/2020 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2019/2020.

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.

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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