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General Information

What we're about

The following articulate what we aim to achieve for all our students. Please let us know if you ever feel we are not hitting or surpassing the mark!

 

For general UCC student information go to www.ucc.ie/current. For Process & Chemical Engineering student information see the table below.

 

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General info, Term dates, etc

 

University Calendar.

Pass / honours grades needed for each course.

 

Marks & Standards.

Description of all modules

 

Book of Modules.

Description of Process & Chemical Engineering modules (PE)

 

PE Module Descriptions.

Lecture and laboratory timetables

 

Timetables.

Medical and General Absenses (Forms)

 

Absense Forms

Term dates, id cards, change of subject / module, change of address, registration details , exam results, etc.

 

Student Records & Examination Office.

Previous Exam Papers

 

Previous Exam Papers.

Fees, scholarships and grants (including local authority updates)

 

Finance Office .

Freedom of Information

 

Office .of Corporate & Legal Affairs

Accommodation and student societies etc.

 

Accomodation & Student Activities.

Careers information

 

UCC Careers Service.

Student Counselling & Development

 

UCC Student Counselling & Development.

Process & Chemical Engineering Graduate Employment Links

 

P&CE Graduate Employment Noticeboard.

 

1st Year Details

Information for First Years (2019/20)

 

To be admitted to the First University Examination in Engineering, a student must have satisfactorily attended, subsequent to admission to the programme, prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

 

AM1021 Mechanics I (5 credits)

CE1005 Engineering Computation and Problem Solving (5 credits)

CM1001 Chemistry for Engineers (5 credits)

MA1011 Mathematical Methods I (5 credits)

MA1012 Mathematical Methods II (5 credits)

ME1002 Engineering Thermodynamics (5 credits)

PY1006 Physics for Engineers II (5 credits)

PY1007 Physics for Engineers I (5 credits)

CE1003 Introduction to Structural and Civil Engineering (5 credits)

EE1007 Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering (5 credits)

NE1001 Introduction to Energy Engineering and Engineering Ethics (5 credits)

PE1003 Introduction to Process and Chemical Engineering (5 credits)

 

The Year Tutor for Year I is Dr Denis Ring. Should you have any course concerns or queries, please contact him on d.ring@ucc.ie or 021 490 2549.

2nd Year Details

Information for Second Years

 

Second Year consists of core modules to the value of 60 credits. To be admitted to the Second University Examination in Process and Chemical Engineering, a student must have satisfactorily attended, for at least a full academic year subsequent to passing the First University Examination in Process and Chemical Engineering, prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

AE2004 Ecology for Engineers (5 credits)

CE2001 Solid and Structural Mechanics 1 (5 credits)

CE2003 Fluids I (5 credits)

CM2010 Introduction to Organic Chemistry for Process and Chemical Engineers (5 credits)

EG2001 Engineering Mechanics with Transform Methods (5 credits)

EG2002 Numerical Methods and Programming (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 Plant Design and Commissioning (5 credits)

PE2013 Data Analysis for Process and Product Development (5 credits)

 

Year Tutor for Year II is Dr Fatemeh Kavousi. Should you have any course concerns or queries, please contact her at fatemeh.kavousi@ucc.ie or 021 490 3124

3rd Year Details

Information for Third Years

 

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 & Chemical Engineering, a student must have satisfactorily pursued, for at least a full academic year subsequent to passing the Second University Examination in Process & Chemical Engineering, the following lecture 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)
 
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 1 (5 credits)
 
PE3014 Food and Bioprocess Engineering (5 credits)
 
PE3015 Process Safety (5 credits)
 
PE3016 Process Design and Feasibility Analysis (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)

 

Year Tutor for Year III is Dr John Fitzpatrick. Should you have any course concerns or queries, please contact him on j.fitzpatrick@ucc.ie or 021 490 3089.

4th Year Details

Information for Fourth Years

 

BE (Hon) and ME (Process & Chemical) 4th Year semester 1

PE4001 Process Design and Feasibility Analysis (5 credits)*

PE4007 Mechanical Design of Process Equipment (5 credits)

PE4050 Design Project (15 credits)

*Pharmaceutical Process Validation (formerly PE3013 from 2022/3)

Plus (semester 1) elective (1 from):

PE4010 Biopharmaceutical Engineering (5 credits)

NE3003 Sustainable Energy

 

ME Pathway (Process & Chemical) 4th Year semester 2:

PE6060 ME Work Placement (30 credits)

 

BE (Hons) Pathway (Process & Chemical) 4th Year semester 2

MG4052 Management in Practice (5 credits)

PE4002 Optimisation and Continuous Process Improvement (5 credits)

 

Plus (semester 2) electives (20 credits from):

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)

NE2001 Primary Energy Engineering (5 credits)

NE4005 Sustainability, Bioenergy and Circular Economy Systems (5 credits)

PE4021 BE Work Placement (5 credits)

 

 

Year Tutor for Year IV is Dr Kevin Cronin. Should you have any course concerns or queries, please contact him on k.cronin@ucc.ie or 021 490 2644.

5th Year Details

ME (Process & Chemical) 5th Year 

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)

 

Plus (semester 2) electives (10 credits from):

MG4052 Management in Practice (5 credits)

or

PE4002 Optimisation and Continuous Process Improvement (5 credits)

 

and

 

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

or

PE6032 Pharmaceutical Industry Advances and Developments (5 credits)

 

Year Tutor for Year V is Dr Archishman Bose or Prof Edmond Byrne. 

Should you have any course concerns or queries, please contact them at archishman.bose@ucc.ie or e.byrne@ucc.ie

 

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