24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Department of Chemical Engineering
- First semester 2017 (Day)
This unit offers students the opportunity to work in-depth on a significant project, gain first-hand experience of professional practice in industry, applying skills and knowledge gained to date to a real life situation and study new topics in an industrial context. Projects are set up by the industrial partner and academic supervisor, and include tackling open-ended industrial problems, project management, process safety and process economics. A limited number of places are offered each year, and students are selected by the department on the basis of academic merit and leadership potential approximately 6 months in advance.
Develop an understanding of professional industrial practice and an understanding of the application of chemical engineering science in an industrial setting. Analyse an open ended industrial problem and develop a practical approach. Critically analyse data and develop a new theory or conclusion. Develop interpersonal, oral presentation and technical report writing skills, Develop an understanding of the principles of management, process economics, process safety and the ability to apply these skills in an industrial setting.
Assignments/Presentations: 50% + Final report: 50%
36 hours industrial training placement work and 12 hours of private study per week
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