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CHEP8028 - Engineering Research Project

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Title:Engineering Research Project
Long Title:Engineering Research Project
Module Code:CHEP8028
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 15
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Chemical & Process Eng
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2018/19 ( September 2018 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: NIALL MORRIS
Module Author: NOEL DUFFY
Module Description: Apply chemical engineering science to an unstructured, complex problem or problems in an industrial context, linking chemical engineering knowledge to technology research, process or product design, project engineering, operations and management, or technical support. In the context of the work placement, the student will undertake preferably a single major project, or alternatively a portfolio of minor, but substantial, projects, which will require the application of chemical engineering knowledge and will demonstrate the practice of chemical engineering to enhance an industrial activity. The project or projects are reviewed by the academic supervisor to ensure conformity with the desired learning outcomes. Regular reporting, communication and meeting will ensure appropriate direction is provided.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Display initiative, analysis, evaluation and problem solving skills in developing a detailed, viable methodology for addressing an open-ended, unstructured technical problem.
LO2 Assess the applicability of experiences and methodologies reported in the scientific, technical and commercial literature to the problems at hand.
LO3 Develop and implement project plans to effect change, applying the proposed methodologies to address the problems, in accordance with agreed priorities and constraints
LO4 Assess the sustainability (environmental, economic and social, including ethical, health and safety) issues associated with an existing or proposed process, plant or product.
LO5 Apply appropriate codes of practice and industry standards to an existing or proposed process, plant or product
LO6 Communicate and co-ordinate technical issues with a diverse audience, critically assessing the project outcomes.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
10410 CHEP7004 Control and Instrumentation
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Scoping
In the context of the work placement, the student will undertake preferably a single major project, or alternatively a portfolio of minor, but substantial, projects, which will require the application of advanced chemical engineering knowledge and will demonstrate the practice of chemical engineering in an industrial setting. The project or projects are reviewed by the academic supervisor to ensure conformity with the desired learning outcomes. Regular reporting, communication and meeting will ensure appropriate direction is provided.
Engineering industrial projects
Problem definition and analysis. Acquisition of knowledge of the characteristics of particular equipment, processes or products; application of statistical analytical techniques. DMAIC or similar techniques. Examination of scientific, technical and commercial literature. Dealing with uncertainty and constraints. Acquisition of existing and new data in a safe and scientifically sound manner. Identification of potential changes, application of advanced chemical engineering knowledge, detailing and assessment of such changes. Evaluation of outcomes.
Safety, Health & Environment
Familiarization and conformity with safety practices: hazard identification techniques; risk assessment techniques, safe systems of work. Inherent safety of products and processes. Auditing; incident investigation.
Project engineering
Definition of goals and targets, resource and time planning, definition of interim and final outcomes, progress evaluation, reporting, knowledge of budgeting and financial control, appreciation of the roles of suppliers and contractors.
Standard engineering practices
Legal requirements on personnel, processes, plants and products relating to health, safety and environment, from the perspectives of designers, constructors, operators and in offices. Codes of practice and industry standards. Creation and reviewing standard drawings: PFDs, PIDs, layout, piping arrangements, SOPs, equipment data sheets. Hazardous Area Classification (“zoning”). Practical aspects of plant construction and layout. Adherence to Good Engineering Practices (GEP) and Good Automation Manufacturing Practices (GAMP).
Communication
Preparation and delivery of oral, poster, presentation and written outputs. Co-ordination with industrial staff and supervisors, both industrial and academic. Critical assessment of outcomes.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Regular reporting on projects 1,2,3,4,5,6 5.0 Every Week
Written Report Problem statement 1,2,3,4,5,6 10.0 Week 4
Project Report on technical project(s) completed 1,2,3,5,6 60.0 Sem End
Written Report Sustainability assessment report addressing environmental, economic, social, including safety and ethical aspects. 4,6 10.0 Sem End
Oral Examination/Interview Oral report on project(s) accompanied by a poster or slides 6 15.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Direct supervision and knowledge exchange with the academic project supervisor. 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Project activity 20.5 Every Week 20.50
Total Hours 21.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 21.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Direct supervision and knowledge exchange with academic project supervisor 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Project activity 20.5 Every Week 20.50
Total Hours 21.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 21.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50
 

Module Resources

Supplementary Book Resources
  • Warren D. Seider, J.D. Seader, Daniel R. Lewin, Soemantri Widagdo, Rafiqul Gani, Ka Ming Ng 2016, Product and Process Design Principles: Synthesis, Analysis and Design, 4th. Edn. Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 978-111935524]
  • Gavin Towler, R. Sinnott 2013, Chemical Engineering Design, Second Edition, 2nd. Edn., Ed., Elsevier [ISBN: 9780080966595]
  • Stephen Hall, 2012, Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers, Fifth Edition, 5th., Edn., Ed., Elsevier [ISBN: 9780123877857]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ECPEN_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering 7 Mandatory

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