CHEMICAL PRODUCT DESIGN - 2020/1
Module code: ENGM282
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The chemical industry can be divided into commodity chemical production, where the volume of production is high and the commercial margins are low and speciality chemicals production, where the volume of production is low but the commercial margins are high. The oil and gas industry and petrochemicals production can be regarded as being in the former category whereas pharmaceutical production falls into the latter. The purpose of this module is to provide students with the information that will prepare them for work in the speciality sector (hence the lectures) and then to give them an opportunity to use their total chemical engineering knowledge in project work related to several examples from the speciality chemicals industries. This can involve products that are made for only small groups of people to use and as such may require a consumer related approach.
Chemical and Process Engineering
THORPE Rex (Chm Proc Eng)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: F320
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
The general requirement for progression to level 7 of the programmes in Chemical Engineering but in particular
- ENG2109 Transfer Processes
- ENG2113 Chemical Reaction Engineering
- One of the design project modules
Indicative content includes: (numbers of lectures)
- An introduction to the product design process (1, RBT, week 1)
- Consumer survey design and product specification (2, RBT, week 1)
- Sorting, screening and selection of ideas (3, RBT, week 2)
- Particle technology (for accurate drug delivery) (6, CW, , weeks 3 & 4)
- Advanced rheology (as used in the manufacture of paint or shampoo) (6, RBT, weeks 5 &6)
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation)||MINI PROJECT 1 (Group Poster)||20|
|Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation)||MINI PROJECT 2 (Group Poster)||20|
|Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation)||MINI PROJECT 3 (Individual Presentation)||20|
|Examination||WRITTEN EXAM (1 HOUR)||40|
Alternative assessment: Mini projects are replaced by 3 individual projects.
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:
- that they have learnt and understood the science behind the formulation of products for consumers
- that they can apply this knowledge to examples taken for the speciality chemical industry
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- a one hour exam
- three mini projects judged by marked presentation
1 mini group project based on a pharmacetical or food product, assessed by poster presentation (including an element of peer assessment) in week 7
1 mini group project based on a rheologically-based consumer product,assessed by poster presentation (including an element of peer assessment) in week 9
1 individual project assessed by (e.g. Powerpoint) presentation (including an element of peer assessment) in week 11
1 hour written exam: answer 3 questions. A mock exam will be posted in SurreyLearn
The numerical answers on the tutorial sheets provide formative assessment.
The students will have drop-in sessions in connection with the mini projects. There is commented feedback after each of the firwst two mini-projects and the marks fo the first two projects will be published before the next project is undertaken.
- Prepare students to workk in the sector of the chemical industry that makes products for consumers
|001||Place the activities of speciality chemical producers in a framework||C|
|002||Help devise and conduct a consumer survey||T|
|003||Run/participate in brainstorming sessions for (chemical) idea generation||P|
|004||Screen and select ideas for new products/product improvement||C|
|005||Understand and apply ideas related to the creation of saleable rheologies||K|
|006||Use concepts in advanced particle technology to improve product performance||K|
|007||Undertake a complex design that requires multidisciplinary knowledge and the integration of design components from other disciplines.||KCPT|
|008||Communicate / network with others outside their discipline in support of the product design||KPT|
|009||Communicate the components required to complete the project with other members of the group||PT|
|010||Discuss complex specifications with other members of the group and implement a detailed well referenced technical design||KCPT|
|011||Explain their project design to others outside their discipline||KCPT|
|012||Appreciate the need and risk involved in innovation||PT|
|013||Undertake a simple financial appreciation of a complex design||CPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 122
Lecture Hours: 18
Seminar Hours: 6
Tutorial Hours: 4
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Offer the best mix of learning and teaching methods to prepare the student for the chemical product manufacturing environment.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Examples sheets and examples classes/tutorials (in weeks 2, 4 and 6)
- Mini project sessions and feedback (during)/after the (poster) presentations
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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