Timetable

Duration & Organisation

Duration and Organisation

Assignment Submission Sheetclick to download

Approximate Time Commitment:

The following table shows the total contact hours for each of the units as well as the approximate non contact hours that one might expect to spend on assignments and projects. Generally speaking sub-unit assignments should take about 15 hours and the project (Year 2) up to 250 hours.

 

Unit Code

Unit Title

Marks

Contact

Hours

Non-Contact Hours Assign. + Study

Total Hours

PE1811

Introduction to Chemical Process Engineering

100

15

40

66

131

PE1812

Material & Energy Balances

100

12

40

66

128

PE1813

Fluid Mechanics & Particle Processing

100

18

40

66

124

PE1814

Heat Transfer & Applied Thermodynamics

100

18

40

66

124

PE1815

Mass Transfer & Separation Processes

100

18

40

66

124

PE1816

Process Control & Equipment Integrity

100

18

40

66

124

 

Total Year 1 (Certificate):

600

99

240

396

735

PE2802

Process Simulation and Optimisation

100

18

40

66

124

PE2803

Environmental Engineering & Safety

100

18

40

66

124

PE2804

Reaction Engineering and Unit Operations

100

18

40

66

124

PE2805

Process & Plant Design & Project Management

100

24

45

66

135

PE2810

Project

200

9

250

-

259

 

Total Year 2:

600

87

415

264

766

 

Total Diploma (incl. Certificate):

1200

186

655

660

1501

 

Method of Assessment:

An end of semester open book exam is administered for each module each of duration 1.5 hours. In addition assignments are given for each course module at approximately three week intervals. Apart from the Design Project module, where there is no exam, each module is marked on the following basis; Assignment: 30%; End of year exam: 70%. The pass standard for each module is 40%. To progress to Year 2 participants must meet the pass requirements for the Year 1 examination and obtain an aggregate mark of 50% across all six modules.

 

Progression Routes:

It is possible for candidates who have successfully completed the Diploma to progress to the level 8 BE Honours Degree in Process & Chemical Engineering (CK600PCE) subject to satisfying relevant criteria. Diploma graduates who are accepted onto the BE Honours Degree programme will be awarded 60 ECTS credits towards the BE in Process & Chemical Engineering at UCC and permitted to transfer directly into the second year of the full-time BE Honours Degree programme in Process & Chemical Engineering, provided (s)he satisfies the following requirements:

1. (S)he has been awarded the Diploma with First Class Honours.

and

2. (S)he satisfies the mathematical competences required for entry to the BE honours degree (normally taken as having achieved a Grade C3 or better in Leaving Certificate Higher Mathematics or equivalent, i.e. a candidate must be capable of showing a demonstrable knowledge and aptitude for Mathematics, to a level that will enable successful completion of the BE Honours Degree).

 

Organisation: 

Total contact hours are 99 in year I and 87 in year II. Participants are in addition required to complete unit assignments during non-contact hours with a broadly similar time commitment. The course is run weekly over a period from the end of August / beginning of September (in 2018-19 it's the week beginning 27th August 2018) until the end of April 2019. The Certificate year (year 1) is held on Tuesday evenings from 6.15pm to 9.30pm (plus Monday evenings during September) and the Diploma year (year 2) is held from 6.15pm to 9.30pm on Thursday evenings from 30th August. Both courses are run in Room 322 in the Food Science Building on the main UCC campus. Exams are held in UCC in December and April/May at similar times/days to lectures.

The Diploma and Certificate in Process and Chemical Engineering programme is one of a number offered through the Centre for Adult Continuing Education at UCC. Participants are registered as part time students of UCC for the academic year they take the course and are thus entitled to utilise the student services provided through the Boole Library, UCC Computing, the Disability Support Office, the Mardyke Arena (special membership rates for Adult Continuing Education students), An Ghaeilge Labhartha, the Careers Service and the Language Centre. For more details on all of these, see the Lifelong Learning Brochure, which can be requested from the Centre for Continuing Adult Education site.

DPCE Timetable 2018-2019 (click to download)

 

Process and Chemical Engineering

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Room 312, 3rd floor, Food Science Building, University College Cork

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