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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 for Engineers I (5 credits)

MA1012 Mathematical Methods for Engineers 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:

AM2021 Engineering Mechanics with Transform Methods (5 credits)

AM2032 Numerical Methods and Programming (5 credits)

AE2004 Ecology for Engineers (5 credits)

CE2001 Solid and Structural Mechanocs 1 (5 credits)

CE2003 Fluids I (5 credits)

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

 

Year Tutor for Year II is Dr Maria J. Sousa Gallagher. Should you have any course concerns or queries, please contact her on m.desousagallagher@ucc.ie or 021 490 3594.

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)
 
PE3005  Engineering Materials and Process Machinery Dynamics (5 credits)
 
PE3007  Process Dynamics and Control (5 credits)
 
PE3011  Sustainability and Environmental Protection 1 (5 credits)
 
PE3013  Pharmaceutical Process Validation (5 credits)
 
PE3014 Food and Bioprocess Engineering (5 credits)
 
PE3015 Process Safety (5 credits)
 
PE2013 Data Analysis for Process and Product Development (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

(NB: 2019/20 information; see Calendar (link above) for latest info)

 

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) Pathway

Core Modules

PE3015 Process Safety (5 credits)
 
PE4001 Advanced Process Design (5 credits)
 
PE4002 Optimisation and Continuous 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 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)

 

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 Advanced Process Design (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)

 

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.

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