ENGINEERING SYSTEMS AND MANAGEMENT - 2023/4
Module code: ENG2110
The Engineering Systems sub-module introduces students to the systems approach for engineering design and analysis. It provides an introduction to the steps involved in chemical process design with detail on the preparation of graphical representations of processes i.e. BFDs, PFDs, and P&IDs. The design of pressure vessels is also covered.
The Engineering Management sub-module provides an introduction to company financing, operation, pricing and costing, accounting and reporting, marketing, project evaluation and project management in preparation for working in a professional engineering environment.
This sub-module also provides an introduction to the legal responsibilities of companies and employees to the health and safety of all in the workplace. It serves as an introduction to techniques used by engineers to evaluate and reduce levels of danger in the work place.
Chemical and Process Engineering
CHADEESINGH Ralph (Chm Proc Eng)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: N210
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 106
Lecture Hours: 33
Tutorial Hours: 11
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
Organisation and Financing of Companies:
- Types of company, elements of company law.
- Sources of funding, classes and types of shares, share transactions, FT and other indices, dividends, yields, P/E ratios.
Introduction to Management Accounting:
- Basic accounting concepts, interpretation of accounts, funds flow analysis, taxation. (CAI tutoring packages available)
The Company in Business:
- Company structure, elements of product cost, manufacturing costs, general costs, fixed, variable and marginal costs, cost behaviour, marginal costing, break-even analysis, profit sensitivity analysis, budgetary control, variance analysis.
- Return on capital, payback time, discounting and net present value, comparison of alternatives, risk and uncertainty in investment.
- Health and Safety at Work Act and associated Regulations e.g. COSHH, COMAH, PFEER, RIDDOR, DSEAR etc., employment and other industrial legislation
- Systematic evaluation of hazard and risk:
- Identification and quantification of hazards, fault trees, case studies and examples.
- Co-ordination of activities; Types of Contracts
- Introduction to Systems Engineering principles
- Design communication:
- Process descriptions
- Structural/graphical representations of chemical process systems: block diagrams, process flow diagrams, piping and instrumentation diagrams
- Process systems economics: types of costs and basic estimation methods
- Optimisation: principle, basic methods and tools
- Pressure Vessel Design
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||COURSEWORK 1 - ENGINEERING SYSTEMS||20|
|Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation)||COURSEWORK 2 - ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT||20|
|Examination Online||ONLINE (OPEN BOOK) EXAM - 4 hours Open Book Online exam||60|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the full range of learning outcomes though the balanced mixture of examination coupled with the carefully graded coursework tasks which reflect current industrial practice.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
· Coursework 1: Engineering Systems 20%. Individual assignment related to PFD preparation (LO4 – LO8)
· Coursework 2: Engineering Management - 20%, comprising working in groups to develop a company of choice to include aspects of ownership and operational structures, financing, business strategy, with
attention to industrial legislation, safety and sustainability, and then presenting same to lecturer and peers. (LO1 - LO4)
Examination: 60%, 4 hours (Open Book) online exam (LO1 – LO8 with a weighting of Engineering Management 60% and Engineering Systems 40%)
Formative assessment and Feedback
A formative assessment exercise will be provided to allow students to get the opportunity to answer exam type questions for both components of the module
- Verbal feedback in tutorial classes and seminars
- Written feedback on coursework activities
- The Engineering Management component of the module give the students an understanding of how engineering companies operate with respect to the law, financing, safety and project management.
- This sub-module also provides an introduction to the legal responsibilities of companies and employees to the health and safety of all in the workplace. It serves as an introduction to techniques used by engineers to evaluate and reduce levels of danger in the workplace
- The Engineering Systems sub-module introduces students to the systems approach for engineering design and analysis. It provides an introduction to the steps involved in chemical process design with detail on the preparation of graphical representations of processes i.e. BFDs, PFDs, and P&IDs. The design of pressure vessels is also covered.
|001||To describe and explain: Types of company, elements of company law; Sources of funding, classes and types of shares, share transactions, FT and other indices, dividends, yields, P/E ratios.; Company structure, elements of product cost, manufacturing costs, general costs, fixed, variable and marginal costs, cost behaviour, marginal costing, break-even analysis,.||KCP|
|002||To appraise company accounts and hence analyse the profitability of projects or companies; Return on capital, Payback time, Discounting and Net Present Value.||KCPT|
|003||To understand and discuss current health and safety legislation in the UK and apply these to dangerous activities; Health and Safety at Work Act and associated Regulations e.g. COSHH, COMAH, PFEER, DSER, RIDDOR etc., employment and other industrial legislation||KCP|
|004||To explain and apply principles of Quantitative Hazard Analysis to implement Active and Passive Safety; To analyse dangerous situations using Fault Trees. To understand and implement Inherently Safe Design; To understand the HAZOP methodology to enable the safe design of plants and processes.||KCP|
|005||To describe, explain and apply Systems Engineering Principles||KCP|
|006||To understand, apply and develop: Process descriptions; Structural/graphical representations of chemical process systems: block diagrams, process flow diagrams, piping and instrumentation diagrams.||KCP|
|007||To describe, explain and apply Process Systems Economics: types of costs and basic estimation methods||KCPT|
|008||To explain, apply and analyse Optimisation: principle, basic methods; To understand and apply tools for Pressure Vessel Design||KCP|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
- Provide students with a sound understanding of the operation of companies and projects through a combination of lectures and real world examples.
- Demonstrate the design of engineering systems through industrially relevant examples discussed in lectures and tutorials/seminars.
The learning and teaching methods include:
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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