ACE

PE1811: Introduction to Chemical Process Engineering

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 6, Max 35.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semester 1.
Teaching Methods: 15 x 1hr(s) Lectures (blended learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Prof Jorge Oliveira, Department of Process and Chemical Engineering.
Lecturer(s): Prof Jorge Oliveira, Department of Process and Chemical Engineering, Mr. Fergal Lalor, Department of Process and Chemical Engineering; Staff, School of Engineering, Guest lecturers.
Module Objective: To develop an understanding of the basic chemical engineering computation, units and dimensions and process flow diagrams.
Module Content: Basic engineering computation, engineering units, SI units, dimensions and conversions, moles, molecular weights, basic chemical reactions and stoichiometry, chemical engineering heuristics. Block Flow Diagrams (BFD), Process Flow Diagrams (PFD), Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID).
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • List the relevant SI units used for a range of chemical engineering parameters.
  • Identify, manipulate and convert commonly used chemical and engineering entities and units.
  • Deduce the units associated with a given parameter in an expression where the other parameter units are known.
  • Suggest several chemical process engineering heuristics.
  • Read a Block Flow Diagram, a Process Flow Diagram and a Piping & Instrumentation Diagram.
  • Identify, analyse, design and construct the principal process flow diagrams.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (2 x 2,500-3,000 word essays, projects, assignments or equivalent, 15 marks each).
Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% and at least 30% in both the written examination and the continuous assessment.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (open book written examination) to be taken in Winter 2021.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (open book written examination) to be taken in Autumn 2022. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward (unless a grade of less than 30% has been achieved in which case the student will be invited to resubmit their continuous assessment in the autumn).

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