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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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Marks & Standards.

Description of all modules

Book of Modules.

Description of Process & Chemical Engineering modules (PE)

PE Module Descriptions.

Lecture and laboratory timetables

Timetables.

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Student Records & Examination Office.

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Fees, scholarships and grants (including local authority updates)

Finance Office .

Freedom of Information

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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

 

To be admitted to the First University Examination in Process and Chemical Engineering, a student must have satisfactorily pursued, for at least a full academic year subsequent to admission to the programme, prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

Core Modules

Students take modules to the value of 55 credits:

AM1021 Mechanics I (5 credits)

AM1022 Mechanics II (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)

ME1001 Engineering Materials (5 credits)

PE1003 Introduction to Process and Chemical Engineering (5 credits)

PE1006 Professional Engineering Communication and Ethics (5 credits)

PY1006 Physics for Engineers II (5 credits)

PY1007 Physics for Engineers I (5 credits)

Elective Modules

And one of the following modules:

CE1003 Introduction to Structural and Civil Engineering (5 credits)

EE1005 Digital Electronic Systems (5 credits)

NE1001 Introduction to Energy Engineering (5 credits)

 

The Year Tutor for Year I is Professor Edmond Byrne. Should you have any course concerns or queries, please contact him on e.byrne@ucc.ie or 021 490 3094.

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)

CE2003 Fluids I (5 credits)

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

ME2002 Engineering Thermodynamics (5 credits)

PE2003 Heat Transfer (5 credits)

PE2004 Communication and Creative Problem Solving in Engineering (5 credits)

PE2005 Introduction to Biochemical Engineering (5 credits)

PE2008 Phase Equilibrium and Mass Transfer (5 credits) 

PE2009 Chemical Reaction Engineering (5 credits) 

PE2011 Plant Design and Commissioning (5 credits)

PE2012 Chemical Process Equipment (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)
 
PE3008  Safety and Environmental Protection I (5 credits)
 
PE3011  Sustainability in Process Engineering (5 credits)
 
PE3013  Process Validation and Quality (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)

Students will attend PE3010 Work Placement (10 credits) before the commencement of the Fourth Year in Process andChemical Engineering. A pass in PE3010 is a requirement for the award of the BE (Hons) (Process and Chemical Engineering) Degree.

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

 

Fourth Year consists of core modules to the value of 55 credits and an elective module to the value of 5 credits. To be admitted to the BE (Hons) (Process and Chemical Engineering) Degree Examination, a student must have satisfactorily pursued, for at least a full academic year subsequent to passing the Third University Examination in Process and Chemical Engineering, prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

Core Modules

PE4001 Advanced Process Design (5 credits)
 
PE4002 Optimisation and Continuous Process Improvement (5 credits)
 
PE4004 Safety and Environmental Protection II (5 credits)
 
PE4005 Research Project (10 credits)
 
PE4006 Design Project (10 credits)
 
PE4007 Mechanical Design of Process Equipment (5 credits)
 
PE4008 Food and Bioprocess Engineering (5 credits)
 
PE4014 Complex Reaction Systems (5 credits)
 
PE4015 Advanced Separation Processes (5 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)

 

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.

Process and Chemical Engineering

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