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ENGINEERING

> Level 1
EG 1008
PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRONICS
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr T Thevar

Pre-requisite(s): Higher Mathematics

Co-requisite(s): None

The aim of the course is to introduce basic concepts of electronics within a context of general engineering. The topics covered are kept at levels 1 and 2. A further aim of the course is to illustrate applications of the concepts discussed that are of interest to all students. It will adopt the philosophy of application oriented teaching. During each topic the students will be provided with examples of day-to-day devices that they will understand by the end of that topic. The theoretical aspects of the course are placed in an illustrative practical context.

The course includes atomic theory and the concept of current flow. The basic principles of electrical circuits are introduced. Ohm's law is applied to simple dc circuits. The origin of electronics is introduced through the concept of "black box" amplifiers and their application. Operational amplifier circuits and some applications are discussed and analysed. Logic gates, Boolean algebra, and logic design illustrate that application of digital electronics. Practical examples of digital circuit implementation are provided. The course also provides an overview of wave theory and propagation with emphasis on electronic communication. Finally an introduction to ac concepts is provided.

The course will consist of 30 one-hour lectures, 6 one-hour tutorials and 5 two-hour laboratory/design sessions. Detailed schedules are provided separately.

1st Attempt: One written examination of three-hours duration (80%) and continuous assessment based on the laboratory/design exercises (20%).

Resit: One written examination of three-hours duration (80%), with previous coursework marks used to make up the remaining (20%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will have their log book and lab reports assessed on several occasions during the half session, and these will be returned to them with markers' comments. There will also be opportunities for informal formative assessment and feedback in the weekly tutorial sessions.

The return of marked coursework (log books and lab reports) will provide formal feedback to the students. Informal feedback will be provided during weekly tutorial sessions.

EG 1010
CAD AND COMMUNICATION IN ENGINEERING PRACTICE
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr H Sun

Pre-requisite(s): None

1. Oral Presentation: Preparing oral presentation using different and appropriate formats; best practice in oral presentation; use Microsoft PowerPoint as an effective presentation tool; importing of data from other sources into MS PowerPoint.

2. Written Presentation: Devise and follow a standard format of report writing; style and structure of reports; use Microsoft (MS) Word and the facilities for correcting grammar and spelling; importing data from other sources into MS Word; use MS Excel spreadsheets for solving engineering problems and for producing graphs; use the library and the internet website as information resource for written and oral presentations.

3. Ethics, Environment and Personal Development: Introduce plagiarism, copyright and intellectual property, and different standard referencing styles; knowledge of all work is carried out within the confines of plagiarism and copyright laws; an exercise on Famous Engineer leading to a formal report essay for marking; review of engineering events with environmental issues, personal development planning, and CV writing.

4. Introduction to CAD: Standards for engineering drawings including what a 'standard' is and why it exists; interpreting engineering drawing; use of SolidWorks for 3D sketching and producing 3D objects and simple assemblies from a series of 3D objects; converting 3D drawings of objects and assemblies into first and third angle engineering drawings; enhancement of engineering drawings using sections and break outs.

19 one-hour lectures; 11 two-hour CAD practical sessions, 8 two-hour Workshop sessions for other parts of the course

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%)

Resit: Students who 'No Paper' any element of assessment will not be given resubmission opportunity and will be required to re-register for this course or its equivalent at the next available opportunity. All other students should be referred to the course coordinator for resubmission.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Due to continuous assessment and progressive nature of this course together with the student numbers and the volume of submitted work the feedback provided will be of a generic nature. A short feedback session will be arranged at the start of each lecture where specific problems and typical errors occurred in the class assignments will be demonstrated and explained. Feedback will also be given to individuals for the final report assignments. Students who are still unclear about their assignments can contact the course contributor and arrange a meeting to discuss their issues.

EG 1011
INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr David Quinn

Pre-requisite(s): Higher Mathematics (Grade C).

Co-requisite(s): None

  • Algebra, geometry, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms. Powers, laws of indices.

  • Co-ordinate geometry: Cartesian co-ordinates, equations of straight line and circle.

  • Parametric representation of curves. Trigonometry: circular function, identities.

  • Recurrence relations (the limit of the sequence resulting from a recurrence relation) Factor/Remainder Theorem and quadratic theory.

  • Vectors in three dimensions: Scalar multiple, position vector, unit vector, component. Vector addition and multiplication by a scalar. Scalar product. Determine the distance between two points in three dimensional space.

  • Basic differentiation: Introduction to the derivative. Slopes. Newton Quotient. Rate of change and velocity. Derivatives of elementary functions. Differentiable at a point. Differentiable over an interval. The derived function (terms rate of change, average gradient, strictly increasing, strictly decreasing, stationary point (value), maximum turning point (value), minimum turning point (value), point of inflexion, the chain rule, basic trigonometric functions. Higher derivatives.

  • Basic integration: Introduction to integration: Integral, integrate, constant of integration, definite integral, limits of integration, indefinite integral. Area under a curve. Integration of elementary functions. Evaluate definite integrals. Determine the area bounded by two curves. Application of integration to finding areas, volumes of revolution, lengths of paths, first moments of area and centres of gravity of uniform laminae.

2˝ one-hour lectures, and 1 one-hour tutorial per week. 5 two-hour lab or problem-solving sessions.

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (80%) and continuous assessment (20%).

Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (80%) and continuous assessment (20%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will have their continuous assessment work returned to them with markers' comments. There will also be informal formative assessment and feedback in the weekly tutorial sessions.

Feedback will be provided by the return of marked coursework, and informal feedback at weekly tutorial sessions.

EG 1012
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr M Kashtalyan

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

  • Introduction. Materials, processes and choice: a historical prospective. Overview of material properties – physical, mechanical, thermal, electrical, magnetic, optical, chemical – with examples of where these properties are important. (2 lectures)

  • Organising materials and processes. Classification of materials and its hierarchical structure. Overview of the main classes of materials: metals, ceramics, polymers, hybrids. Material property charts. Classification of processes and its hierarchical structure. Computer-aided information management for materials and processes using CES Edupack. Materials and processes in the context of design. Case studies. (4 lectures)

  • Physical properties. density and how it is measured. Relevance to engineering applications. Underpinning principles: atomic structure. Exploring density chart with CES Edupack. (1 lecture)

  • Mechanical properties: stiffness. Modes of loading. Engineering stress and strain. Stress-strain curve. Elastic deformation, Hooke’s law and elastic moduli. Young’s modulus and its measurement. Underpinning principles: atomic packing and bonding. Bonding and packing in metals. Important crystallographic structures: hpc, fcc, bcc. Atom packing in ceramics, glasses and polymers. Exploring the modulus-density and modulus-cost charts with CES Edupack. (7 lectures)

  • Mechanical properties: yield and tensile strengths. Ductility. Definitions and measurement. Hardness test. Underpinning principles: crystalline imperfections. Exploring the yield strength-density and modulus-yield strength charts with CES Edupack. (3 lectures)

  • Thermal properties of materials. Melting temperature, glass temperature, thermal expansion, thermal conduction, heat capacity. Exploiting thermal properties. Using materials at high temperatures. Temperature dependence of material properties. (3 lectures)

  • Processing of materials. Shaping, joining and surface treatment and their attributes. Exploring material-process compatibility with CES Edupack. Shaping processes for metals (sand, investment and die casting). Microstructure evolution in processing. Underpinning principles: phase diagrams and the solidification of alloys. Shaping processes for polymers (injection, blow and rotational moulding). Deformation processes: rolling, forging, extrusion, drawing. Underpinning principles: Annealing of metals. Powder methods. Underpinning principles: diffusion. Joining processes (adhesive bonding, mechanical fastening, soldering and welding). (8 lectures)

  • Materials, processes and the environment. Material consumption and its growth. The material life cycle. Criteria for life cycle assessment: embodied energy, process energy and end of life potential. Exploring charts for embodied energy with CES Edupack. Selecting materials for eco-design. (2 lectures)

The course will consist of 30 one-hour lectures, 6 tutorials and 5 two-hour laboratory sessions. Detailed schedules are provided separately.

1st Attempt: One written examination of three-hours duration (80%) and continuous assessment based on the laboratory/design exercises (20%).

Resit: One written examination of three-hours duration (80%), with previous coursework marks used to make up the remaining (20%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will have their log book and lab reports assessed on several occasions during the half session, and these will be returned to them with markers' comments. There will also be opportunities for informal formative assessment and feedback in the weekly tutorial sessions.

The return of marked coursework (log books and lab reports) will provide formal feedback to the students. Informal feedback will be provided during weekly tutorial sessions.

EG 1501
ELECTRONICS DESIGN
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr D Hendry

Pre-requisite(s): EG 1008

Co-requisite(s): EG 1503

  • Charges, charge per unit length, area and volume, dimensional analysis, forces on charges, Coulomb’s law, Millikan’s experiment, electric field and its units, work on a charged particle, voltage and its relation to electric field. Voltages and electric fields at the surface of a conductor. The parallel plate capacitor, Q=CV, forces on parallel plates; Electrostatic energy; dielectrics; Capacitors as circuit components, ac impedance. The electrostatic loudspeaker. (7 lectures)

  • Magnetic fields, magnets and compasses; Magnetic field due to a current carrying conductor; Visualising magnetic fields; Forces on a current carrying conductor; simple DC electric motors; The Earth’s magnetic field; Magnetostatic energy; simple magnetic materials; the inductor, ac impedance the solenoid; the transformer . (8 lectures)

  • Semiconductor devices: semiconductors, dopants, p-type, n-type, the p-n junction and the diode equation; the photodiode, camera sensors, opto-isolator; the bipolar transistor and its circuit behaviour; the common emitter amplifier; FETs and the MOSFET, simple logic circuits (inverter, NAND, NOR); the Thyristor and the Triac; the SPICE circuit simulator; entering a simple circuit; types of analyses; (10 lectures)

  • Circuit theory: Kirchoff’s laws and examples of their application; Thevenin and a better common emitter amp; Norton; Applications to operational amplifier circuits; Differentiating circuits, integrating circuits. (5 lectures)

30 one-hour lectures, 12 one-hour tutorials and 5 two-hour laboratory/design sessions.  Detailed schedules are provided separately.

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (80%) and continuous assessment based on laboratory/design exercises (20%).

Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (80%) and continuous assessment based on laboratory/design exercises (20%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Students will have their log book and lab reports assessed on several occasions during the half session, and these will be returned to them with markers' comments. There will also be opportunities for informal formative assessment and feedback in the weekly tutorial sessions.

The return of marked coursework (log books and lab reports) will provide formal feedback to the students. Informal feedback will be provided during weekly tutorial sessions.

EG 1504
ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS 1
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Sevastyanov

Pre-requisite(s): Higher Mathematics (Grade B).

  • Revision: Basic differentiation & Integration: Rules of differentiation - sum, product rule. Higher derivatives. Maxima & Minima: The idea and the basic tests, including 2nd derivative tests. Higher derivatives.

  • Differential calculus: Chain and quotient rule. The inverse trig functions arcsin, arccos, arctan and their derivatives. Log and exp. Properties and derivatives. Sinh, cosh & tanh. Taylor series approximations.

  • Integral Calculus: Basic techniques: substitution, parts, partial fractions. Reduction formulae. Definite integrals. Definite integrals and applications of integration to finding areas, volumes of revolution, lengths of paths, first moments of area and centres of gravity of uniform laminae.

  • Complex Numbers: The arithmetic of complex numbers. Argand plane. Modulus, conjugate, argument etc. Polar form and de Moivre's theorem. Solution of zn = 1. Theory of equations: Roots and factors of polynomials. Multiple roots. Fundamental theorem of Algebra. Complex roots of real polynomials occur in conjugate pairs. The Fourier matrix and applications.
  • 30 one-hour lectures, 1 one-hour tutorial per week and 5 two-hour problem solving sessions.

    1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (80%) and continuous assessment (20%).

    Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (80%) and continuous assessment (20%).

    EG 1510
    FUNDAMENTAL ENGINEERING MECHANICS
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr P C Davidson

    Pre-requisite(s): None

    Co-requisite(s): None

    1. Coordinate Systems, Newton’s Second and Third Laws, Static Equilibrium and Equations of Motion

  • Definition of Cartesian coordinate system for planar motion. Statement of equations of motion and static equilibrium

  • Definition of Polar coordinate system for planar motion. Statement of equations of motion and static equilibrium.


  • 2. Free Body Diagrams - Static Equilibrium
  • Beam

  • Truss structures

  • Gears, levers and pulleys


  • 3. Free Body Diagrams – Dynamic Equations of Motion
  • Accelerating car

  • Projectile including variable mass?

  • Spring mass damper system

  • Pendulum


  • 4. Definition of Stress and Strain
  • Definition of uniaxial stress and strain

  • Definition of shear stress and strain


  • 5. Loading of Beams
  • Shear Force Diagrams

  • Bending Moment Diagrams


  • 6. Trusses
  • Method of sections


  • 7. Work-Energy Methods
  • Free fall under gravity

  • Compression of a spring buffer


  • 8. Impulse Momentum Methods
  • Impact of rigid bodies
  • The course will consist of 30 one-hour lectures, 12 one-hour tutorials and 5 two-hour laboratory/design sessions. Detailed schedules are provided separately.

    1st Attempt: 1 written examination of three-hours duration (80%) and continuous assessment based on the laboratory/design exercises (20%).

    Resit: 1 written examination of three-hours duration (80%), with previous coursework marks used to make up the remaining (20%).

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    Students will have their log book and lab reports assessed on several occasions during the half session, and these will be returned to them with markers' comments. There will also be opportunities for informal formative assessment and feedback in the weekly tutorial sessions.

    The return of marked coursework (log books and lab reports) will provide formal feedback to the students. Informal feedback will be provided during weekly tutorial sessions.

     

    > Level 2
    EG 2004
    FLUID MECHANICS AND THERMODYNAMICS
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Mrs N Nikora

    Pre-requisite(s): N/A

    Co-requisite(s): N/A

    The course begins with the material properties of fluids. This is followed by a study of the principles of fluid motion including the development of the basic equations. Bernoulli's equation is used to explain the relationship between pressure and velocity. Various kinds of energy losses in a pipeline are studied.
    Reversible and irreversible processes are explained. The First Law of Thermodynamics is presented. The function of state enthalpy is introduced. The steady flow equation is presented and applied to turbines, boilers, condensers and compressors. The Second Law is applied to operations on an ideal gas and to entropy changes in heating. The Third Law is introduced. The work functin is developed and its importance as an index of the efficiency of engines explained. The use of steam tables is discussed and selected thermodynamic cycles are analysed.

    36 one-hour lectures, 8 one-hour tutorials, 6 hours lab practicals.

    1st Attempt: 1 three hour written examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%).

    Resit: 1 three hour written examination (100%).

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    The lab exercises and online quizzes require the students to submit their reports and quizzes' solutions for marking in order for formative assessment and feedback to be provided

    Feedback includes marking of the lab exercises' reports with feedback comments, marking of online quizzes, discussion on issues/performance at tutorial sessions, and forward feedback on common mistakes from past exams. Students can also receive feedback on their progress with the course on request at the weekly tutorial/feedback sessions and at the lab sessions.

    EG 2011
    PROCESS ENGINEERING
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr D Vega-Maza

    Pre-requisite(s): EG 1503

    Co-requisite(s): None

    Engineering processes take raw materials and covert them into useful products. The transfer of mass, energy, momentum and charge within an engineering system play an important role in how processes achieve this. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts involved in modelling engineering processes and the use of units and dimensional analysis. The use of energy and mass balances will then be covered, with simple shell balances developed into more complex process problems before introducing the general concepts of rate of transfer, driving force and resistance. The course then considers macroscopic and microscopic level transport for each of heat, mass, momentum, and charge in turn, with students gaining insights into the similarities and differences between the various transport phenomena. Within each section, students will examine the equations governing the transport process in question, link these to real physical mechanisms occurring, and then see how these are then applied to real engineering systems. The taught material is supported by a range of simulation, laboratory, and problem based learning exercises.

    28 one-hour lectures, 6 one-hour tutorials and 3 three-hour practicals in total

    1st Attempt: 3hr written examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%).

    Resit: 3hr written examination (100%).

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    WebCT quiz each week; Reading groups; class presentations.

    Feedback provided through WebCt functionality (students will be able to track their progress); two class tests (which will be marked).

    EG 2012
    ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS 2
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Professor R Levi

    Pre-requisite(s): EG 1504

    Note(s): Only available to students of Engineering

    1. Matrices: Basic definitions and notation. Algebra of matrices: multiplication by scalar, addition and subtraction of matrices, multiplication. Zero matrix, identity matrix, transpose, symmetric & anti-symmetric matrices. The meaaning of matrix inversion. Inverse of 2x2 matrix. Determinants, with some work on row & column operations together with general expansion formula. Systems of linear equations. Geometrical interpretation. Discussion of various possibilities: unique solutions, no solution, infinitely many solutions. Gaussian reduction. Solution of systems of linear equations by formal Gaussian reduction with partial pivoting down to upper triangular form followed by backsubstitution.
    2. Ordinary Differential Equations: First Order: Separations of variables and integrating factors. Second Order: Theory and applications of linear equatinos with constatn coefficients. Revision of differentiation and integration: differentiation as linear approximation; examples of differential equaations; linearity. First and second order linear differential equations with constant coefficients: initial value conditions; solutions of homogenous equations andinvestigation of the form of the solution; solution of non-homogeneous equations using complementary function and particular integral; forced oscillations and resonance.
    3. Partial Differentiation: Introduction to partial differentiation; the heat equation and wave equation as examples of two-variable (space and time) problems; partial differentiation as linear approximation; representation of a function of two variables by a surface; estimation of small errors; the chain rule; 2nd order approximation for a function of two variables; maxima, minima and saddle-points; application of the chain rule to solve the wave equation

    36 lecture hours (3 lectures a week).

    1st Attempt: One written examination of three hours duration (80%) and in-course assessment (20%).

    Resit: One written examination of three-hours duration (100%).
    Mark awarded is the higher of (a) the resit examination paper (80%) and earlier continuous assessment (20%) OR (b) the resit examination paper alone (100%)

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    A class test in the form of an online series of multiple choice questions will be provided. After which they will be given marks and the correct answers and the correct reasoning

    The students will be given feedback in the tutorials concerning their ability to solve mathematics problems. The class test will also allow specific and generic feedback to be communicated automatically.

    EG 2501
    DESIGN AND COMPUTING
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr H Sun

    Pre-requisite(s): EG1010 CAD, Communication in Engineering Practice

    1. Design and Solid Modelling: Principles of product specification and engineering design process and procedures. Product specifications within the confines of customer requirements, fit-for-purpose, quality and cost effective production; Further development of solid modelling and engineering drawing skills through hands-on experience of using SolidWorks for configurations and simple structural analysis, linear and geometrical tolerances, fasteners etc. Extended design exercise involving the use of SolidWorks to produce precise and accurate drawings from written specification taking account of the limitations of the manufacturing process.

    2. Professional Design Lectures (PDL) and Ethics and Environment Lectures: Engineering project design, covered in PDL by visiting speakers from industries; Ethics and environmental issues in engineering/working environments will be studied in depths; Development of an existing design using reverse engineering within the requirements of Copyright, patents and design protection laws.

    3. Workshop Practice: Hands-on exercises on the manufacture of simple parts using variety of machine tools and joining processes.

    4. Computing: Knowledge of MATLAB as an engineering analysis tool is developed through lectures and practical sessions on: basic arithmetic, functions and data structures; graph plotting and interpretation; vectors and matrices; complex numbers; polynomials and the integration of functions. Applications are developed for simple mechanical design exercise using engineering problems using batch files and basic programming constructs including loops and conditional statements. Each group prepares a report of the outcome of this work.

    19 one-hour lectures; 12 two-hour computing/design practical sessions; 3 two-hour workshop sessions; 5 three and a half-hour hands-on workshops in Aberdeen College

    1st Attempt: Continues assessment (100%)

    Resit: Students who 'No Paper' any element of assessment will not be given resubmission opportunity and will be required to re-register for this course or its equivalent at the next available opportunity. All other students should be referred to the course coordinator for resubmission.

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    Students must participate in all continuously assessed work and submit their reports and engineering drawings for marking when required.

    Due to continuous assessment and progressive nature of this course together with the student numbers and the volume of submitted work the feedback provided will be of a generic nature. A short feedback session is arranged at the start of each lecture where specific problems and typical errors occurred in the class assignments will be demonstrated and explained. Feedback will also be given to individuals for the final assignments. Students who are still unclear about their assignments can contact the course contributor and arrange a meeting to discuss their issues.

    EG 2502
    SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr O Menshykov

    Pre-requisite(s): EG 1009, EG 1502

    Co-requisite(s): None

    Stress Analysis

    1. Review of definitions of normal and shear stress and strain; complementary nature of shear stresses; two-
    dimensional stress; shear and normal stress on oblique planes; principal stress; elastic stress-strain
    relation: Young?s modulus, Poisson?s ratio, and shear modulus; extensional stiffness; thermal strains and
    stresses. (3 lectures)

    2. Membrane stresses: Thin-walled circular cylindrical and spherical vessels subject to internal pressure. (1 lecture)

    3. Torsion and torsional shear stresses in solid and hollow circular sections. Polar second moment of area,
    angle of twist. Torsional stiffness. Transmission of power by circular shafts. Combined torsion and direct stress. (2 lectures)

    Mechanical Behaviour of Solids

    4. Significance of defects and stress concentration in engineering design; origin of notches, defects and cracks:
    sharp corners, surface roughness, joining defects, porosity, inclusion of foreign objects; stress concentration
    factor. (1 lecture)

    5. Introduction to brittle fracture: Strain energy, surface energy and theoretical strength of solids; fracture toughness
    parameter, Kc and its applications. (2 lectures)

    6. Enhancement of fracture toughness, strength and stiffness: reinforced concrete, toughened glass, composites -
    upper and lower bound estimates of modulus; cellular foams. (2 lectures)

    7. Introduction to fatigue: description of fatigue, its occurrence, S-N curves and design implications. (1 lecture)

    8. Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of structures: Ultrasonic methods, magnetic particle inspection, dye penetrant,
    radiography, acoustic method; introduction to strain gauges. (2 lectures)

    Structural Analysis

    9. Theory of elastic bending of beams, distribution of bending stress and strain. Radius of curvature, second
    moments of area, parallel axis theorem, section modulus. (3 lectures)

    10. Deflection of beams using integration method; bending stiffness. (3 lectures)

    11. Combined bending and direct stresses. Middle third rule. (2 lectures)

    12. Buckling of ideal columns. Concept of effective length. (2 lectures)

    13. Virtual work. Deflections of trusses. (3 lectures)

    14. Shear stress distributions for rectangular and I-sections beams. (1 lecture)

    Design Applications

    15. Selection of material and shape for strength and stiffness limited designs; application of CES software. (2 lectures)

    27 hours lecture, 6 hours tutorial, 6 hours practicals.

    1st Attempt: 1 three hour written examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%).

    Resit:1 three hour written examination (100%).

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    N/A

    Feedback includes marking of log books of the lab exercises with feedback comments, discussion on issues/performance at tutorial sessions, and forward feedback on common mistakes from past exams.

    EG 2503
    ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SYSTEMS
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr Majid Aleyaasin

    Pre-requisite(s): EG 1008

    Co-requisite(s): None

    Note(s): A-level or Advanced Higher physics are alternative pre-requisites

    The course content shall be the following:

    1. Introduction to an electrical ? mechanical system, Introduction to phasors and AC circuit theory, Multi-element circuits,
    Resonance of three element AC circuits, Power factor correction of AC circuits

    2. Basic Electromagnetism, Electrical machines: transformers, basic electromechanics, shunt and separately excited DC
    generators, series and shunt DC motors, stepper motors

    3. Free vibration: Spring-mass-damper system from free body diagram to mathematical representation. Analogue of LCR
    circuit. Damping coefficient, logarithmic decrement. Forced vibration: Spring-mass-damper system from free body diagram
    to mathematical representation. Analogue of LCR circuit. Frequency response. Dynamic magnifier.

    The course will consist of 30 one hour lectures , 10 one hour tutorials, and 5 two-hour laboratory/design sessions.
    (Timetable to be arranged)

    1st Attempt: One written examination of three hours duration (80%), continuous assessment based on the tutorials (10%), continuous assessment based on the laboratory /design exercises (10%). A minimum of CAS 6 will be required in each of these components.

    Resit: One written examination of three hours duration (100%).

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    Lectures will include PRS multiple choice questions on the material being delivered. Feedback will be given over the course of the lab exercises as to the presentation and content of the submissions.

    Marked tutorial submissions by allocated study groups will be returned to the students within one week. Students will assess each other's contribution within these groups. The lab exercise submissions will be discussed in small groups. Marked submissions will be returned to the students promptly. The PRS system provides instant feedback on classroom understanding of content.

    EG 2504
    ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr F Verdicchio

    Pre-requisite(s): EG 1008, EG 1501.

    Co-requisite(s): None.

    Note(s): A-level or Advanced Higher Physics are alternative pre-requisites.

    The course content shall be the following:

    1. Review of digital electronics: comparison of digital and analogue systems.

    2. Sequential logic: synchronous logic; registers and shift registers. Examples of digital logic applications in an
      engineering context.

    3. Basic architecture of programmable systems; software versus hardware; Microcontrollers and embedded systems; Integrating components to form real-world systems. Computer Systems Software; High and low level languages; interpreters and compilers.

    4. Fundamentals of real-time systems; timers; serial interfacing; asynchronous serial I/O; characters, common formats
      (eg. GPS strings); parity; case study using ASCII I/O.

    The course will consist of 30 one-hour lectures, 6 one-hour tutorials, and associated laboratory/design sessions. (Timetable to be arranged)

    1st Attempt: One written examination of three-hours duration (80%), continuous assessment based on the tutorials and laboratory /design exercises (20%). A minimum of CAS 6 will be required in each of these components.

    Resit: One written examination of three-hours duration (100%).

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    The course will include opportunities to assess individual progress with the concepts and material being delivered. Feedback will be given over the course of the lab exercises as to the presentation and content of the submissions.

    Marked submissions will be returned to the students promptly, including feedback on the laboratory exercises.

     

    > Level 3
    EG 3007
    ENGINEERING ANALYSIS AND METHODS 1
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr J Elmer

    Pre-requisite(s): EG2005

    Note(s): Available only to students following an Honours degree programme in Engineering.

    The course is set in an environment of engineering applications. The course starts with an introduction to Laplace transforms. The concept of transfer function is explored and used to study the stability of systems having feedback. An introduction is given to Fourier Series and Fourier Transforms and their applications.
    Engineering applications of MATLAB are then discussed. The numerical solution of ordinary differential equations (ODEs) is discussed in the context of MATLAB. Practical work involving the MATLAB applications mentioned above is undertaken. The next section of the course is devoted to an introduction to partial differential equations (PDEs) is given. The use of MATLAB to obtain numerical solutions to Partial Differential Equations Toolbox is discussed.

    3 one-hour lectures, 1 one-hour tutorial or practical per week Detailed times are provided separately.

    1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (80%) and in-course assessment (20%).

    Resit: 1 three-hour examination paper. Mark awarded is the higher of (a) the resit examination paper (80%) and earlier continuous assessment (20%) OR (b) the resit examination paper alone (100%).

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    A class test in the form of a online series of multiple choice questions will be provided. After which they will be given marks and the correct answers and the correct reasoning.

    The students will be given feedback in the tutorials concerning their ability to solve mathematics problems. The class test will also allow specific and generic feedback to be communicated automatically.

    EG 3015
    STRESS ANALYSIS A
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr A R Akisanya

    Pre-requisite(s): EG 2029 (CAS 9).

    Note(s): Note(s): Available only to candidates following an Honours degree programme.

    This course focuses on the fundamental relationship between the stresses and strains within engineering components and the load and displacements imposed at their boundaries. Analytical, experimental and numerical (finite element) methods are used predominantly for two-dimensional geometries and both elastic and plastic responses are considered. The design implications of material deformation are discussed.

    Students carry out experimental work to determine the stress distribution in an internally pressured cylinder. The finite element results of the stress distribution are compared with the thin-walled and thick-walled pressure vessel analyses.

    27 one-hour lectures, 5 one-hour tutorials and 3 three-hour practicals in total.

    1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (90%) and in-course assessment (10%).

    EG 3018
    FLUID MECHANICS A
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Professor T O'Donoghue

    Pre-requisite(s): EG 2539 (CAS 9).

    Note(s): Note(s): Available only to students following an Honours degree programme.

    The course begins with the concept of dynamic similarity and the application of dimensional analysis to experimental fluid mechanics and model-testing. This is followed by a study of steady and unsteady flow in pressure conduits, with emphasis on unsteady aspects including water hammer theory and surge protection. A section on fluid machines deals mainly with the performance of rotodynamic machines. It considers the theoretical performance of impulse and radial flow machines but stresses that actual performance is obtained from testing. Machine specific speed, cavitation problems and pump-pipeline matching are all considered. A section on open channel flow introduces basic concepts for the analysis of flow with a free surface. It deals with steady uniform flow and the importance of bed roughness and applies energy methods and momentum methods to cases of rapidly varied flow. The final section of the course introduces the students to porous media flow with applications in civil, mechanical, chemical and petroleum engineering.

    The laboratory exercises are designed to help understand and reinforce concepts covered in lectures. They involve separate experiments to study the performance characteristics of hydraulic machines and the essential features of flow in an open channel.

    27 one-hour lectures, 6 one-hour tutorials, and 3 three-hour practicals in total.

    1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (90%) and in-course assessment (10%).

    EG 3019
    ADVANCED TRANSPORT PROCESSES
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr M Campbell-Bannerman

    Pre-requisite(s): EG 2580

    This course focuses on theory of heat, mass, and momentum transport phenomena. The course includes fundamentals of non-Newtonian flow, fundamentals of multiphase flow, boiling and condensation, heat exchanger design methods, steady and unsteady mass transfer, mass transfer across phase boundary.

    Students carry out numerical calculation using Matlab or Excel and course work to support theory.

    27 one-hour lectures and 11 one-hour tutorials.

    1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (80%) and continuous assessment (20%).

    Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (100%).

    EG 3027
    GEOTECHNICS 1A
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Ivanovic

    Pre-requisite(s): Two years of an Engineering degree programme or equivalent.

    Note(s): Available only to students following an Honours degree programme.

    The course provides an introduction to engineering geology, covering such topics as the formation and classification of weathering processes, plate teotonics, aggregates, groundwaterfluviatile and coastal processes, and site investigation. The main part of the course is devoted to a study of the engineering behaviour of soils. This commences with an introduction to field classification and a description of the phase composition of soils following a study of the shear strength of soils, aspects of foundation engineering are covered such as stress distribution, bearing capacity and settlement of foundations.

    Practical exercises provide an introduction to both classification and strength testing of soils and rocks to BS5930 and BS1377.

    27 one-hour lectures, 5 one-hour tutorials and 3 three-hour practicals in total.

    1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (90%) and in-course assessment (10%).

    EG 3028
    ENGINEERING MATERIALS
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Prof I Guz

    Pre-requisite(s): EG2502

    Note(s): Available only to students following an Honours degree programme.

    SYLLABUS
    1. Introduction to Materials Selection. Selection strategies; Translation, screening and documentation; Ranking using material indices. CES EduPack materials selector software. (3 lectures)

    2. Deformation and Strengthening Mechanisms. Dislocations and materials classes, dislocation motion in metals; Strategies for strengthening metals and alloys, grain size reduction, solid-solutions strengthening (alloying), precipitation strengthening (age hardening), cold working (strain hardening); Heat treatment, recovery, recrystallization and grain growth; Deformation mechanisms for ceramic materials; Brittle crosslinked and network polymers, semicrystalline (plastic) polymers, elastomers. (7 lectures)

    3. Failure and Degradation. Mechanical failure, ductile and brittle fracture behaviour in metals, ceramics and polymers; Crack propagation: linear-elastic fracture mechanics, strain energy release rate and fracture toughness, elastic-plastic fracture mechanics, crack opening displacement, design against crack growth; Impact fracture testing; Fatigue behaviour: S-N curves, endurance, cumulative damage, fatigue crack growth, Paris Law, improving fatigue life; Creep and viscoelastic behaviour: primary, secondary and tertiary creep, creep rupture testing, Larson-Miller parameter, Master Creep Curves, stress relaxation, viscoelasticity of plastics, isometric and isochronous curves; Corrosion of metals: forms of corrosion, electrochemical corrosion, Standard Hydrogen Electrode, standard emf Series, Nernst equation, corrosion rates, the galvanic Series, corrosion prevention. (9 lectures)

    4. Joining. Welding, brazing and soldering, fusion welding processes and parameters; heat-affected zone (HAZ) in welding, distortion and cracking in welds, structural integrity of welded joints; adhesive bonding. (2 lectures)

    5. Basic Concepts and Characteristics of Composite Materials. Advantages and limitations of composites; Applications of composites; Types and classification of composites; Composites as anisotropic materials; Constituent materials and their properties, overview of different types of reinforcements and matrices; Reinforcement-matrix interface. Manufacturing of fibrous composites: Polymer matrix composites, metal matrix composites, ceramic matrix composites. (5 lectures)

    6. Strength and Failure of Composites. Determination of stiffness properties of unidirectional fibre-reinforced composite material; Failure of unidirectional fibre-reinforced composite material under different types of loading; Damage mechanisms, damage accumulation; Prediction of strength. (4 lectures)

    Materials Selection in Design
    Students will undertake a materials selection exercise using the CES EduPack materials selection software.

    30 one-hour lectures, 6 one-hour tutorials, and 3 three-hour practicals in total

    1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (90%), and in-course assessment (10%).

    Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (90%), and continuous assessment mark from the 1st attempt (10%)

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    The continuous assessment will be based on the keeping of a lab logbook and this serves as both formative and summative assessment.

    a) Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course on request at the tutorial or practicals sessions.
    b) Students will receive feedback on their performance at the practicals through the marked logbooks which will be returned to the students.
    c) Students requesting feedback on their exam performance should make an appointment with the Course Co-ordinator within 4 weeks of the publication of the exam results.

    EG 3029
    CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr J Kiefer

    Pre-requisite(s): EG 2002 Process Engineering EG 2004 Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics

    The course begins with an introduction to process modelling incorporating a revision of essential chemical engineering thermodynamics. The ideal gas law and equations for the computation of process heat/work requirements for isochoric, isobaric and isothermal processes are briefly revised. Adiabatic and polytropic processes are also treated. Advanced concepts including virial and cubic EOS are introduced.
    The P-V and P-T phase diagrams, as well as the thermodymanic T-S, H-S, P-H diagrams for a pure substance are introduced together with the terms 'reduced pressure' and 'reduced temperature'. The isothermal compressibility and volume expansivity are discussed for liquids. Heat effects in terms of latent heats, standard heats of reaction and formation are introduced.
    Vapour pressure and the Antoine Equation are treated allowing two-component vapour-liquid equilibrium to be discussed in terms of Raoult's law and modified Raoult's law.
    PVT relations for real gas mixtures are addressed; Dalton's & Amagat's laws modified by compressibility and the pseudo-critical method employing Kay's law are covered.
    Residual properties and the experimental determination of thermodynamic properties are addressed.
    Solution thermodynamics concepts including fugacity and excess properties are introduced together with property changes of mixing. Activity models are discussed.
    Chemical reaction equilibria are treated including an evaluation of equilibrium constants and their relation to composition. The phase rule for reacting systems is discussed. Multireaction equilibria are introduced.

    30 one-hour lectures, 10 one-hour tutorials and 3 three-hour laboratories in total.

    1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (80%), and continuous assessment (20%).

    Resit: 1 three-hour written examination paper (100%).

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    a) Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course on request at the weekly tutorial/feedback sessions.
    b) Students are given feedback through formal marking and return of laboratory reports.
    c) There will be a test exam at the end of the teaching session. The test exam will be marked (but is not part of the continuous assessment) and the test exam paper questions will be discussed in the Revision week.
    d) Students requesting feedback on their exam performance should make an appointment within 4 weeks of the publication of the exam results.

    EG 3030
    HEAT, MASS & MOMENTUM TRANSFER
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr M. N. Campbell Bannerman

    Pre-requisite(s): EG 2002 Process Engineering EG 2004 Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics

    This course focuses on applied momentum, heat, and mass transport in relevant engineering systems. The analytical results of transport phenomena are demonstrated in simple systems before discussing more complex systems, such as multiphase flow, which require the use of semi-empirical correlations to solve.
    The theory of transport phenomena is introduced through the constitutive relationships and general balance equations. All of these concepts are introduced in vector and index notation to familiarise the students with 3D problems. These tools are then applied to simple three-dimensional problems in momentum, heat and mass transfer. The course includes the fundamentals of incompressible flow, non-Newtonian flow, multiphase flow, forced/natural convection heat transfer, boiling, radiation, and condensation. Generalised multicomponent diffusion is then introduced and used to solve equimolar counterdiffusion, diffusion through a stationary phase and real applications of these idealised processes.
    Students carry out numerical calculation using Matlab or Excel as part of the tutorials and continuous assessment.

    32 hours of lectures and 11 one-hour tutorials.

    1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (80%), and continuous assessment (20%).

    Resit: 1 three-hour written examination paper (100%).

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    Students may obtain feedback on their progress by the following means;

    • Comparison of tutorial results to published full solutions.
    • Submission of tutorial solutions to course instructor for marking.
      Students are given feedback on progress by the following means;
    • Discussion with course instructor during scheduled tutorial hours.
    • Formal marking and return of tutorial submissions

    Students may give feedback on the course by;
    • Filling out and submitting, at any time, the 'Anytime Feedback Form' which is available in MS-Word or pdf format on the course MyAberdeen homepage.
    • Filling out and submitting the University mini-SCEF form towards the start of the course.
    • Filling out and submitting the University SCEF form towards the end of the course.

    EG 3043
    CONTROL SYSTEMS A
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr Thevar

    Pre-requisite(s): EG 2559 (CAS 9).

    Note(s): Available only to students following an Honours degree programme.

    The course introduces basic concepts of feedback control systems using a number of practical examples. Mathematical modelling of physical systems and representing them in block diagrams with transfer functions are presented. Basic control system response characteristics (stability, transient response, steady state response) and analysis and design procedures are introduced using first and second order systems. Absolute and relative stability, the Routh-Hurwitz criterion and the root locus diagram are developed as general analysis and design tools. PID controllers and improvement of system performance using compensation techniques are investigated. The frequency domain approach is developed through use of the Bode diagram and application of lead and lag compensators.

    At the end of the course students will be able design a controller for any simple physical system in order to accomplish the specifications for the controlled parameter (eg temperature, pressure, weight, level, position). This will include mathematical modelling of the physical system, selection and design of an appropriate controller, validation of the overall system performance.

    The laboratory exercise develops the use of MATLAB/SIMULINK as computer-based tools. Effects of modelling approximations and the response characteristics are investigated.

    33 one-hour lectures, 10 one-hour tutorials, and 3 three-hour practicals in total.

    1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (90%), and in-course assessment (10%).

    EG 3053
    SIGNALS, SYSTEMS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Aphale

    Pre-requisite(s): EG1504, EG2005 (CAS 9)

    Co-requisite(s): EG3007, EG3043

    Note(s): Available only to students following an Honours degree programme.

    1. Introduction to Signals: Signal definition, signal classifications, signal properties, signal constructions, sampling, aliasing, A/D, D/A quantization and roundoff
    2. Introduction to Systems: System definition, system classifications, system properties, system responses.
    3. Introduce Convolution, Circular Convolution, Cross-correlation and Autocorrelation and their applications
    4. Laplace-domain RLC circuit analysis, Phase Locked Loop
    5. Z Transforms: Discrete systems; Signal Sampling; Poles and Zeros of discrete systems; Inverse Z Transforms; Unit delay; Block diagrams of systems; Frequency response of discrete systems
    6. Noise and Filtering: Noise: Effects, Concerns and Remedies ,Types of filters; General performance specifications
    7. Analog Filter Design and Digital Filter Design techniques and analysis

      3 one-hour lectures (Mon, Wed, Fri) for a total of 27 lectures, 10 one-hour tutorials and 3 three-hour lab sessions.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (80%) and in-course assessment (20%).

      Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (100%).

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      Tutorial exercises and Lab Reports

      • Lab notebooks are returned with comments after the lab sessions
      • General feedback to all class is provided during and after each tutorial session. One-on-one discussion with student where requested or appropriate.
      • Generic exam feedback will be emailed to the whole class at their University email address.
      • Students requesting individual feedback on their exam performance should make an appointment within 3 weeks of the publication of the exam results.

      EG 3093
      C/C++ PROGRAMMING
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr N Kaliyaperumal

      Pre-requisite(s):

      1. Background history; A simple C program and explanation; Sequential execution of statements; Compiling (on UNIX and pc); Comments; Simple variables; Displaying variable values; input of variable values; formatting output;

      2. Expressions and assignments; conditional statements; true and false in C; Boolean operators; arithmetic operators.

      3. Loops using for and while; loop initialisation; loop termination; simple arrays, Pointers and addresses, local and heap storage.

      4. Functions, formal and actual arguments; scope rules; passing data by value; using pointers as arguments; recursive functions; Example: Factorial of a number.

      5. Libraries, writing maintainable code, code style, example code.

      6. Data structures, use of struct, structs that contain pointers, linked lists, stacks, FIFOs and trees.

      7. Techniques for large programs, organisation of #include files, development tools, use of version control, software test.

      8. Additional features in C++, introduction to classes, public and private members and methods. Constructors and destructors. Instantiation of classes. Static class members.

      9. Inheritance, protected members, function overloading and virtual functions. Example: use of GUI library.

      27 one-hour lectures, 10 one-hour tutorials, and 3 three-hour computer programming lab sessions in total.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour computer based programming examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%).

      Resit: 1 three-hour computer based programming examination (100%).

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      The 3 three-hour Lab exercise requires the students to submit their log books for marking at the end of each lab, in order for formative assessment and feedback to be provided.

      a) Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course on request at the weekly tutorial/feedback sessions and at the design lab sessions.

      b) Generic exam feedback will be emailed to the whole class at their University email address.

      c) Students requesting individual feedback on their exam performance should make an appointment within 3 weeks of the publication of the exam results.

      d) Logbooks will be returned with marks and comments after each lab.

      EG 3501
      CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Bain

      Pre-requisite(s): CM 2514 Organic and Biological Chemistry EG 3029 Chemical Thermodynamics EG 3030 Heat, Mass & Momentum Transfer

      The course begins with a revision of essential material in chemical reaction engineering covered in previous courses in chemistry and thermodynamics. Homogeneous reactions in ideal reactors are covered in some detail with material being supported by a laboratory exercise linked to the continually assessed part of the course. Flow patterns in non-ideal reactors are then covered in order to provide a clear distinction between the ideal and real systems found in application; flow description and characterisation are covered. Reactions catalysed by solids are then introduced with supporting case studies leading to a detailed coverage of the topic. Non catalytic systems are also covered. The course contains a significant element of embedded process safety in the form of a module on chemical reaction process safety which focuses on batch reactor systems and case studies in chemical reaction process incidents.

      33 one-hour lectures; 12 one-hour tutorials; 2 three-hour practicals.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (80%), and continuous assessment (20%).

      Resit: 1 three-hour written examination paper (100%).

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      Students may obtain feedback on their progress by the following means;

      • Comparison of tutorial results to published solutions.
      • Submission of tutorial solutions to instructor/demonstrator for marking.
      • Completion of online MyAberdeen self-tests.

      Students are given feedback on their progress by the following means;
      • Discussion with instructor/demonstrator during scheduled lectures and tutorials.
      • Formal marking and return of laboratory reports.

      Students may give feedback on the course by;
      • Filling out and submitting, at any time, the 'Anytime Feedback Form' which is available in MS-Word or pdf format on the course MyAberdeen page.
      • Filling out and submitting SCEF forms.

      EG 3502
      SEPARATION PROCESSES 1
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr M Campbell-Bannerman

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3019; EG 3020

      Concepts of equilibrium and rated-based analysis of separation processes, and give examples of relevant separation processes, concept and analysis of a unit operation as applied to separation processes, analysis of relevant separation processes by applying mass and energy balance methods, evaporation processes of liquid without and with boiling point rise, vapour liquid equilibrium, phase rule and relative volatility, equilibrium or flash distillation and single batch or differential distillation processes, distillation towers and their calculation methods, adsorption and calculation method, liquid-liquid extraction and the basic processes.

      3 one-hour lectures per week, 1 one-hour tutorial per week, 3 weeks of laboratory class.

      1st attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (80%) and continuous assessment (20%).

      Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (100%).

      EG 3503
      CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Bain

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3018 Fluid Mechanics EG 3030 Heat, Mass and Momentum Transfer EG 3029 Chemical Thermodynamics

      Co-requisite(s): EG 3502 Separation Processes 1, EG 3501 Chemical Reaction Engineering

      Note(s): This course is only available to students in programme year 3 of MEng Chemical Engineering or BEng Chemical Engineering.

      The assessment of the course is by a design portfolio consisting of group and individual designs. Each design is supported by a short series of lectures/workshops in which students are introduced to new aspects of core chemical engineering theory necessary for the upcoming design task. The learning outcomes of the course are assessed exclusively by design-based continuous assessment. The aspects of core chemical engineering which are embedded into this design course include: production of power from heat; refrigeration & liquefaction; chemical transport and storage; heat transfer in agitated vessels & extended surface units; heat integration & PINCH technology.

      15 one-hour lectures and 33 hours of academically supported design.

      1st Attempt: Continuous Assessment (100%).

      Resit: Continuous Assessment (100%).

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      Students may obtain feedback on their progress by the following means;

      • Discussion with course delivery team in scheduled design sessions
        Students are given feedback on their progress by the following means;
      • Formal marking and return of design reports.
        Students may give feedback on the course by;
      • Filling out and submitting, at any time, the 'Anytime Feedback Form' which is available in MS-Word or pdf format on the course MyAberdeen page.
      • Filling out and submitting SCEF forms both during and at the end of the course.

      EG 3504
      PROCESS MODELLING
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Bain

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3018 Fluid Mechanics EG 3030 Heat, Mass and Momentum Transfer EG 3029 Chemical Thermodynamics

      Co-requisite(s): EG 3503 Chemical Engineering Design EG 35?? Separation Processes 1

      Note(s): This course is only available to students in programme year 3 of MEng Chemical Engineering or BEng Chemical Engineering.

      Fluid package choice in process simulation is of critical importance; the course continues the thermodynamics thread from Chemical Thermodynamics by discussing in more depth how to go about selecting an appropriate fluid package to simulate processes. The possibility of using multiple fluid packages to simulate different parts of a process is also introduced. Within the process simulation environment, students are given an in-depth course in process simulation incorporating a variety of process units, components and computational utilities such as optimisations and case studies. The development of process models from first principles is introduced and developed. An in-depth discussion and implementation of the relations between state functions and PVT models is undertaken with the end-goal of students being able to effectively develop their own process models. The basics of non-linear optimisation are embedded into this part of the course as is the development of proficiency in the use of packages such as Matlab, MathCad and Excel.

      24 one-hour lectures; 11 one-hour tutorials; 6 three-hour practicals.

      1st Attempt: Three-hour written examination (80%); Continuous Assessment (20%)

      Resit: Three-hour written examination (100%)

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      Students may obtain feedback on their progress by the following means;

      • Comparison of tutorial results to published solutions.
      • Submission of tutorial solutions to instructor/demonstrator for marking.

      Students are given feedback on their progress by the following means;
      • Discussion with instructor/demonstrator during scheduled lectures, tutorials and practicals.
      • Formal marking and return of assignments.

      Students may give feedback on the course by;
      • Filling out and submitting, at any time, the 'Anytime Feedback Form' which is available in MS-Word or pdf format on the course MyAberdeen page.
      • Filling out and submitting SCEF forms during and at the end of the course.

      EG 3511
      DYNAMICS 1
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Pavlovskaia

      Pre-requisite(s): EG2503

      Note(s): Available only to students following an Honours degree programme in Engineering.

      This course commences with an overview of the dynamics of a particle and of general planar kinematics and dynamics before proceeding to a review of the free and forced vibration response of a linear single degree of freedom system. An introduction to the vibration of systems with two or more degrees of freedom follows, including natural frequencies and mode shapes, principal co-ordinates and calculation of the forced response using the impedance method. Then the dynamic forces and moments associated with rotating and reciprocating machinery are examined. The design of a passive vibration absorber and testing in the laboratory concludes the course. Matlab is used for calculations of dynamic responses and natural frequencies and mode shapes.

      30 one hour lectures, 12 one hour tutorials and 1 three hours lab. Detailed times are provided separately.

      1st Attempt: 1 three hour written examination paper (80%), and continuous assessment (20%).
      Students are expected to keep a logbook of the practical work and to write a report of the work. Continuous assessment will be based on the report and will take into account the keeping of the logbook and performance in carrying out the practical work.

      Resit: 1 three hour written examination paper (80%), and continuous assessment (20%).

      EG 3518
      MECHANICS OF STRUCTURES
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Professor H Chandler

      Pre-requisite(s): EG2502

      Note(s): Available only to candidates following an Engineering degree programme.

      The major topic of this course is an introduction to modern methods of elastic structural analysis. In this topic, direct, energy and matrix methods are jointly used to solve, initially, problems of the deformation of simple beams. The theorem of virtual work is introduced in the context of beams and frameworks.
      The rigid-plastic analysis of beams is then introduced along with the upper bound theorem and their importance to engineering design.

      36 one-hour lectures, 12 one-hour tutorials and 2 three-hour practicals in total.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%).

      Resit: 1 three hour examination paper. Mark awarded is the higher of (a) the resit examination paper (80%) and earlier continuous assessment (20%) OR (b) the resit examination paper alone (100%).

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      Aa)Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course on request at the weekly tutorial/feedback sessions and at the practical lab sessions.
      b) Generic exam feedback will be emailed to the whole class at their University email address.
      c) Students requesting individual feedback on their exam performance should make an appointment within 3 weeks of the publication of the exam results.
      d) Logbooks will be returned with marks and comments after lab classes.

      The practical classes require the students to submit their log books for marking, in order for formative assessment and feedback to be provided.

      EG 3519
      DESIGN OF STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr P C Davidson

      Pre-requisite(s):

      Co-requisite(s): EG 3516

      Note(s): Available only to students following an Honours degree programme.

      The course begins with concrete mix design and testing, and describes the material properties of hardened and fresh concrete. This is followed by an introduction to the principles of Limit State design. These principles are applied to the design of reinforced concrete beams in flexure and shear, as well as to axially and eccentrically loaded columns.
      The remainder of the course considers design in structural steelwork, beginning with the material itself, and the types of products it can be found in. The design of steel elements and of the connections between them is a major theme of this part of the course. It concludes with the design of composite beams and slabs for use in steel buildings.

      There is a substantial practical design exercise associated with this course. The design of a temporary steel frame office building has to be checked and recommendations made about remedial action. A brief final report is to be produced which will identify the remedial actions, outline remediation methods and appraise the risks associated with them.

      24 one-hour lectures, 6 one-hour tutorials, and 6 three-hour practicals in total.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (80%) and in-course assessment (20%).

      EG 3521
      ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr O Menshykov

      Pre-requisite(s): EG2003

      Note(s): Available only to candidates following an Honours degree programme in Engineering.

      The course begins with a detailed discussion of the applications of thermodynamics to flow processes including: duct flow of compressible fluids in pipes, nozzles and throttling devices; Turbines; Compression processes including compressors, pumps and ejectors. The material from the first topic is then taken forward into application in a focused module on the Production of Power from Heat which includes: revision of the Carnot-engine cycle and the basic steam power plant; the Rankine cycle; modifications of the Rankine cycle to increase efficiency including superheat/re-heat & feed water heating; combustion and its relation to steam power plants & internal combustion engines; internal combustion engines including the Otto Engine, the Diesel engine and the gas-turbine engine (Brayton cycle); jet & rocket engines. Following on from the production of power from heat is a module on Refrigeration and Liquefaction processes which use power to move heat from low temperature to high temperature, this module includes: the Carnot refrigerator; the vapour-compression cycle; refrigerant choice; absorption refrigeration; the Linde liquefaction process; the Claude liquefaction process. The course concludes with a module on psychrometry which includes: basic definitions; wet bulb temperature; adiabatic saturation temperature; humidity data for the air-water system (humidity-temperature chart & humidity-enthalpy diagram); mixing of humid streams; humidification & dehumidification.

      SYLLABUS

      1. Introduction and Principles: First and second law of thermodynamics; ideal gas processes; steam tables.
      (2 lectures)

      2. Applications of thermodynamics to flow processes: duct flow of compressible fluids in pipes, nozzles and throttling devices; Turbines; Compression processes including compressors, pumps and ejectors.
      (6 lectures)

      3. The production of power from heat: revision of the Carnot-engine cycle and the basic steam power plant; the Rankine cycle; modifications of the Rankine cycle to increase efficiency including superheat/re-heat & feed water heating; internal combustion engines including the Otto Engine, the Diesel engine and the gas-turbine engine (Brayton cycle).
      (7 lectures)

      4. Refrigeration & Liquefaction: the Carnot refrigerator; the vapour-compression cycle; refrigerant choice; the Linde liquefaction process; the Claude liquefaction process.
      (5 lectures)

      5. Psychrometry: basic definitions; wet bulb temperature; adiabatic saturation temperature; humidity data for the air-water system (humidity-temperature chart & humidity-enthalpy diagram); mixing of humid streams; humidification & dehumidification.
      (2 lectures)

      22 one-hour lectures, 8 one-hour tutorials and 2 three-hour practicals. Detailed times are provided separately.
      Practicals are carried out in accordance with the published rota.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (80%) and in-course assessment (20%).

      Resit: 1 three-hour written resit paper (80%); continuous assessment from the 1st attempt (20%)

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      The continuous assessment will be based on the keeping of a lab logbook and submitting lab reports and logbooks for marking.

      a) Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course on request at the tutorial or practical sessions.
      b) Students requesting feedback on their exam performance should make an appointment with the Course Co-ordinator within 4 weeks of the publication of the exam results.

      EG 3522
      DESIGN OF MECHANICAL ELEMENTS
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr R Neilson

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 2501

      Note(s): Available only to students following an Engineering degree programme

      1. A review of the five stage design procedure including methods of evaluation of alternative designs [2 Lectures]
      2. Fitness for Purpose [1 Lecture]
      3. Sustainability in design [1 Lecture]
      4. Dimensioning for manufacture, including the effect of dimensioning from various datum points and chain dimensioning, tolerancing of dimensions and limits and fits [2 Lectures]
      5. Choice of manufacturing process for prototype/one off, small batch and mass production for manufacture including welding, machining from billet, casting, forging and moulding [1 Lecture]
      6. Fatigue: overview of the application of fatigue in design including use of S/N curves and the modified Goodman diagram for the assessment of fatigue life for fluctuating loading [1 Lectures]
      7. A series of design lectures on the detail design of mechanical components including
      - gears design using the modified Lewis formula
      - rolling element bearing selection and life estimation
      - static and fatigue analysis of shafts with combined torsional, bending and axial loading
      - seal selection for rotating and sliding applications
      - threaded connection design for fatigue loading, covering failure by opening of the joint and deformation of the threaded element.
      - spring design for tension, compression and torsional coil springs.
      [8 Lectures]

      16 one-hour lectures and 12 three-hour design sessions

      1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%). Three design assignments (20%, 40%, 40%)
      Re-sit: Continuous assessment (100%).

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      Informal feedback will be given to students during the timetabled design sessions. Formal feedback will be provided to the students on their assignments to allow improvement in the following assignments.

      EG 3538
      STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS A
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Pavlovskaia

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 2559 or PX 2007

      Note(s): Available only to students following an honours degree programme.

      This course commences with an overview of the dynamics of a particle and of general planar kinematics and dynamics proceeding to a review of the free and forced vibration responsse of a linear single degree of freedom system. An introduction to the vibration of systems with two or more degrees of freedom follows, including natural frequencies and mode shapes, principal co-ordinates and calculation of the forced response using the impedance method.

      16 one-hour lectures over 8 weeks, 8 one-hour tutorials and 4 three-hour practicals (as part of a major design exercise shared with other Civil Engineering courses).

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (80%) and in-course assessment (20%).

      Resit: 1 three-hour written examination paper (80%) with previous mark for in-course assessment standing.

      EG 3557
      ELECTRICAL POWER ENGINEERING A
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr D Jovcic

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 2559 (CAS 9).

      Note(s): Available only to students following an Honours degree programme.

      The course analyses the basic requirements for the generation, transmission and use of electrical energy. The per-unit notation system is introduced and its advantages in power systems highlighted. Basic approaches in the three phase and single phase AC systems analysis are introduced. Three-phase induction and synchronous machines are studied, in each case a simple equivalent circuit for the machine is derived and used to explore the operating limitations of each type of machine. Modern power conversion methods are discussed for conversion between AC and DC. This discussion includes, power electronics components used in conversion circuits and the basic topology of rectifiers, DC-DC converters and inverters. The advantages of switching conversion techniques over traditional circuits are highlighted.

      24 one-hour lectures, 12 one-hour tutorials, and 6 three-hour practicals in total.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (80%) and in-course assessment (20%).

      EG 3560
      DIGITAL ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr D C Hendry

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 2060 (CAS 9).

      Note(s): Available only to students following an Honours degree programme.

      The course commences with a discussion of design principles applicable to digital systems, including specification, structured hardware design and the use of computer-aided design. Combinational logic, including minimisation, and hazards, is studied. The design of synchronous and asynchronous sequential systems is examined. An introduction to VHDL is included. Coverage is sufficient to enable students to design simple combinational and sequential circuits and to use a synthesis tool. The testing of digital systems is considered. Students also carry out a design exercise using CAD facilities.

      24 one-hour lectures, 6 one-hour tutorials, and 6 three-hour practicals in total.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (80%) and in-course assessment (20%).

      EG 3576
      COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING 1
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Professor G Fairhurst

      Pre-requisite(s): EG2069

      Note(s): Available only to candidates who follow and approved Engineering degree programme.

      By the end of the course students should:
      A: have knowledge and understanding of: wireline transmission of digital data using time division multiplexing and control busses packet-based multiplexing and data transmission. Understanding of how microprocessors can be used to control real-world equipment.
      B: have gained intellectual skills so that they are able to: understand the application and importance of digital communications techniques (especially point-to-multipoint transmission).
      C: have gained practical skills so that they are able to: understand tools for examining digital transmission waveforms and use of typical equipment for remote control.
      D: have gained or improved transferable skills so that they are able to: present the results of lab analysis.

      20 one-hour lectures, 8 one-hour tutorials and 8 hours of lab-based sessions.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (90%); continuous assessment (10%)

      Resit: 1 three hour written examination (90%) + 10% continuous assessment (from 1st attempt)*

      * Laboratory assessment will not be repeated for resit examinations.

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      Students must provide written notes for their laboratory assesment. The requirements and date for submission of the written material will be provided to students as a part of the laboratory notes.

      a)Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course on request at the tutorial/feedback sessions and at the design lab sessions

      b)Students requesting individual feedback on their exam performance should make an appointment within 3 weeks of the publication of the exam results.

      EG 3579
      ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING DESIGN
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr K Ahmed

      Pre-requisite(s): EG2504, EG3093

      1. Project 1 (Sensors to outputs): review of digital electronics; comparison of digital and analogue systems; review of Microcontrollers and embedded systems; Integrating components to form real-world systems: high and low level languages; programming in C; Simple programs and expected inputs and outputs; arithmetic operators, logical expressions and conditional statements; Architecture of programmable systems; set up inputs and outputs to the microcontroller; read sensors and send a digital output; multiple-sensors microcontroller based operation. (4 lectures)

      2. Project 2 (Actuators): serial interfacing control interfacing; opto-coupler and DC motors; understanding a simple but complete hardware design; power supply and clock generation; H-bridge and motion direction control; switch DC motor ON/OFF with input from a push button; DC motor control by using input sensors; PWM control. (4 lectures)

      3. Project 3 (Automation): Examples of digital and analogue applications in an engineering context; design and build hardware and software for a given practical project; basic control implementation; using sensors to drive the control process; advanced multi-sensors control. (4 lectures)

      The course will consist of 12 two-hour lectures and 12 three-hour laboratory/design sessions.

      1st Attempt: Continuous assessment based on the laboratory/design exercises (100%).

      Resit: Students who fail (less than CAS 9) and 'No Paper' for all assessments will not be given resubmission opportunity and will be required to re-register for this course or its equivalent at the next available opportunity.

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      The continuous assessment will include 3 different projects, and each project will be assessed separately.

      a) Students can receive feedback on their progress within the Course on request at the regular class sessions.

      b) An individual feedback on assignment is given two weeks after the submission date.

      c) Towards the end of the course, there will be tutorial sessions dedicated solely to feedback on project, and it will be available on MyAberdeen.

      d) Students requesting feedback on their project performance should make an appointment during the half session.

      EG 3595
      DRILLING AND WELL ENGINEEERING
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr J Ing

      Pre-requisite(s): None

      Note(s): Valid only for candidates following an honours Petroleum Engineering programme.

      The course provides students with an overview of rotary drilling system and associated drilling components. The types, selection and characteristics of drilling fluids are discussed, and the analysis of the flow of drilling fluids during drilling is presented. Strategies for the selection and design of casings, cementing methodologies as well as design and configuration of completion systems are introduced, with emphasis on safety implications. Challenges of directional and horizontal drilling methods and associated technologies are discussed. Students will learn the common issues in drilling operations, including drilling remediation and environmental impact and considerations.

      36 one-hour lectures, 6 one-hour tutorials, and 2 three-hour practicals.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (80%), continuous assessment (20%).
      The continuous assessment will comprise of laboratory practical on drilling fluids and a piece of written work consisting of a case study.

      Resit: 1 three-hour written examination paper (80%), continuous assessment (20%). In case of noncompletion or failure of the laboratory portion of the continuous assessment, stundents will be able to submit an equivalent written assignment.

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      Weekly tutorial question sheets covering core concepts in course.

      a) Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course on request at the weekly tutorial/feedback sessions.
      b) Tutorial answer sheets will be posted in advance of the exam, and discussed during tutorial sessions.
      c) Students requesting feedback on their performance in the exam should make an appointment during the scheduled feedback session which will be announced within 4 weeks of the publication of the exam results.

      EG 3596
      RESERVOIR ENGINEERING 1 - FUNDAMENTALS
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr C Sands

      Pre-requisite(s): GL2512 Introduction to Geology for Petroleum Engineers Students must have taken the following courses - at the discretion of the head of the School of Engineering they may take Reservoir Engineering I having failed to satisfy the examination requirements at the first attempt. EG30** Petroleum Geology and Reservoir Characterisation (New Course). EG3018 Fluid Mechanics EG3019 Heat Mass and Momentum Transfer.

      Co-requisite(s): EG35** Well Testing (new course EG35** Well and Drilling Engineering (new course)

      Note(s): Avialable only to Petroleum Engineering students or with the permission of the Head of the School of Engineering

      The course provides students with an understanding of the properties of reservoir rocks. Fluid flow through hydrocarbon reservoirs and the interaction between the fluids and the reservoir is examined. The course introduces basic concepts such as porosity and permeability and combines Darcy's law with conservation principles to establish the diffusion equation for porous media and the radial flow of compressible and nearly incompressible fluids, with the main focus on oil. Primary drive mechanisms are introduced and material balance equations developed and used to confirm reserve estimations and drive mechanism assumptions.

      3 one-hour lectures (e.g. Tue, Wed, Thur at 11.00) and 1 one-hour tutorial (to be arranged) per week, plus 2 three-hour practicals.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (90%). Report on practical work (10%).

      Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (90%) plus the mark for the first attempt of the report on the practical work (10%).

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      Report on practical work

      Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course on request at the weekly tutorial/feedback sessions, and on the assessed report on the practical work.

      EG 3597
      PETROLEUM ENGINEERING DESIGN
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr A R Akisanya, Dr J Ing

      Pre-requisite(s): EG2501

      Co-requisite(s): EG3598 Well Testing; EG3599 Project and Safety Management; EG3595 Drilling and Well Engineering.

      Note(s): Available only to students in programme year 3 of BEng Petroleum Engineering and MEng Petroleum Engineering, or with the permission of the Head of School of Engineering.

      The major component of this course is an engineering design exercise under the supervision of member(s) of staff. The design will draw on theories and concepts from courses previously and/or currently being studied by the student. This course may be accompanied by lectures from practising engineers on professional aspects of petroleum engineering design and practice. Students will be encouraged to attend local meetings of professional engineering societies and institutions.

      1 three-hour design session per week.

      1st Attempt: Design reports (85%); Oral presentation (15%).

      Resit: As this is a group exercise there is no opportunity resit. Students who do not achieve the minimum pass mark at the first attmept would have re-do the course the following year.

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      There will be weekly meetings with the design groups.
      Design group would be required to provide progress reports on the design exercise arund the half-way point of the activity.

      Students will receive feedback on their progress with the Course on request throughout the design project in the progress meeting sessions with their supervisors.
      (a) At the beginning of the design, students will be given briefing/instruction about the design project by the superviso(s). Feedback in this process will be received by both the supervisor(s) and students through discussions.
      (b) Students will receive further feedback on their progress during the scheduled project update meetings with their supervisor(s).
      (c) A summative report on the progress of the project may be required around the half way point in the exercise. Feedback on the assessment of the report will be communicated back to the student within 2 weeks.
      (d) Students requesting feedback on their final report should make an appointment during the scheduled feedback session which will be announced within 4 weeks of the release of the report results.

      EG 3598
      WELL TESTING
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr C Sands

      Pre-requisite(s): GL2512 Introduction to Geology for Petroleum Engineers

      Co-requisite(s): EG3597 Petroleum Engineering Design; EG3599 Project and Safety Management; EG3596 Reservoir Engineering I : Fundamentals.

      Note(s): Available only to Petroleum Engineering students or with the permission of the Head of School of Engineering.

      The course introduces students to the fundamental principles that govern the behaviour of reservoir fluids and their response to reservoir features. Sampling and testing methods are presented together with techniques of data analysis determination of relevant properties. The theory of reservoir pressure testing is introduced, testing methods examined and some of the standard analysis techniques explored, using both hand calculations and industry standard software.

      24 one-hour lectures, 12 one-hour tutorials, 2 three-hour practicals

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (90%)
      Report on practical work (10%)

      Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (90%), and the continuous assessment mark from the 1st attempt (10%)

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      Report on practical work

      Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course on request at the weekly tutorial/feedback sessions, and on the assessed report on the practical work.

      EG 3599
      PROJECT AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Mr J Cavanagh

      Pre-requisite(s): None

      Note(s): Available only to candidates following an Engineering degree programme.

      • Safety Management
      • Learning from Failure
      • Hazards & risks
      • Environmental Health and Safety Legislation
      • LOPA, Inherent Safety, ALARP
      • Improving safety performance
      • Human Factors
      • EHS management and projects
      • Project management
      • The Project process
      • Framing a project
      • Options generation and selection
      • Project appraisal
      • ,li>Scheduling
      • Estimating and Estimates
      • Risk management
      • Project Monitoring and Control

      32 hours of lectures and tutorials/feedback sessions

      Normally 2 hours of lectures per week and 1 hour of workshop/tutorial/feedback every other week

      1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%).

      Resit: 1 two-hour written examination

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      Written assignment in small teams

      Feedback will be provided to students in written and/or verbal format as follows

      • In response to questions and issues raised by students during lectures
      • As part of group activities which take place during lectures
      • During tutorials/Feedback sessions
      • Following submission of summative and formative coursework

      Students requiring feedback on exam performance should make an appointment during the scheduled feedback session which will be announced within 4 weeks of the publication of the exam results
      In addition, any student or group of students may request feedback on any course related matter or assignment by arrangement with the course co-ordinator and/or individual contributors as appropriate.

      EG 3720
      CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN AND SURVEYING AND HYDROLOGY FIELD TRIP
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Mrs N Nikora

      Pre-requisite(s): EG2501

      Note(s): Available only to students in programme year 3 of BEng Civil Engineering and MEng Civil Engineering or any of their variants.

      Students carry out a group design exercise over a nine week period throughout the term. Students must keep a logbook record of everything they do in the design exercise, and the log book will be submitted at three-weekly intervals. Students will also attend a one week field trip, normally at the start of the Easter break (but see the Timetable section below).

      Assessment and Re-design of a Temporary Multi-storey Office Building
      A major office building is to be re-furbished, and during this period one of its clients is to be re-housed in a temporary office structure nearby. This temporary building, in structural steelwork and timber, has many non-standard features and has already been built, at which stage the design of the building is called into question. The student's first task is to carry out the re-appraisal of the design, and to identify any design weaknesses.

      Corrective action should then be determined, always subject to the constraints of a building which is already built and the very short time scale for the execution of such action. Brief method statements, with assessment of any associated risks, should be prepared as part of a final 6 page report for the client, together with any drawings required.

      Surveying and Hydrology Field Trip
      The field trip is residential. Prior to the start of the field elements of the course, students are given introductory lectures to familiarise themselves with the instruments used on the course. The one week field trip covers surveying exercises: levelling, traversing and setting out curves, and a hydrology exercise. During the exercises, students carry out a detailed survey of a specified land area and waterway including discharge measurements. This provides experience in the use of a wide range of surveying and hydrological instruments. Each exercise will include associated field data processing, drawing and report writing and will take up to one day. Students should note there will be a financial cost for this field trip.

      18 three-hour practicals for the design activity and 4 eight-hour days and a three-hour practical briefing session for the field trip which will take place during the Easter vacation (usually in the first week).

      1st Attempt: Formal report of the design exercise (20%), log book marks (after the third and sixth weeks, both 15%) and the summation of the marks on the surveying and hydrology exercises (50%).

      Resit: None

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      The course is entirely continuously assessed, and has multiple formative assessments. Logbooks are submitted after weeks three and six, and again at week 9 together with a final report, of the design activity. Log books will be returned with marks and annotated feedback. The field trip will require reports (and drawings) to be submitted daily, and formative feedback will be returned daily.

      Students will receive feedback on their progress on request throughout the design project in the progress meeting sessions with their supervisors.
      a)At the beginning of the design, students will be given briefings/instructions about the design project by the project supervisor. Feedback in this process will be received by both the supervisor and students through discussions.
      b)Students will receive further feedback on their progress in their log books after the third and sixth weeks.
      c)Students requesting feedback on their final report should make an appointment during the scheduled feedback session which will be announced within 4 weeks of the release of the report results.
      d) On the field trip students will receive their marks after each day?s exercise and will have the opportunity to ask the tutor for each exercise for feedback.

       

      > Level 4

      PLEASE NOTE: Resit: (for Honours students only): Candidates achieving a CAS mark of 6-8 may be awarded compensatory level 1 credit. Candidates achieving a CAS mark of less than 6 will be required to submit themselves for re-assessment and should contact the Course Co-ordinator for further details.

      EG 4011
      ENGINEERING PROJECT ABROAD (BEng)
      CREDIT POINTS 60

      Course Co-ordinator: Mrs N Nikora

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3079

      Note(s): (i) Available only to candidiates following a BEng degree programme in year 4. (ii) Students are expected to do some preliminary work, under the direction of a nominated supervisor at Aberdeen, during the first half-session to prepare themselves for undertaking a project abroad. In particular, this involves establishing contact with a supervisor in the host institution (who will have been nominated by the co-ordinator in the host institution) and defining a project specification in consultation with the host supervisor. All of the credit points for this course are associated with the second half-session. Every student is allocated an individual engineering project which is supervised by a member of the academic staff from both institutions. The project will normally be in the student’s area of professional interest

      Every student is allocated an individual engineering project which is supervised by a member of the academic staff from both institutions. The project will normally be in the student’s area of professional interest. Projects are of wide variety: theoretical, computational, design, experimental, review and field work. In all cases aspects of project planning and written communication are included.

      No formal teaching.

      1st Attempt: In-course assessment (100%).

      Resit: None.

      EG 4012
      ENGINEERING PROJECT (BEng)
      CREDIT POINTS 45

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr Y Guo, Dr A Allen, Dr A J Starkey, Dr M Campbell-Bannerman, Dr J Ing.

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3079

      Note(s): (i) Available only to students in programme year 4 of a BEng programme. (ii) This course is spread over both half-sessions. The student effort expected is that of 15 credit points in the first half session and 30credit points in the second half-session.

      Every student is allocated an individual engineering project which is supervised by a member of the academic staff. The project will normally be in the student’s area of professional interest.

      Projects are of a wide variety: theoretical, computational, design, experimental, review and field work. In all cases aspects of project planning, written communication, and oral presentation are included.

      Equivalent to 10 weeks full time.

      1st Attempt: In-course assessment (100%).

      Resit: None.

      EG 40FD
      ELECTRICAL MACHINES AND DRIVES
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr K Ahmed

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3557

      This course examines the performance and control of electrical machines and drives. Transient performance of various electrical machines (induction, synchronous and DC) is discussed using two-axis-machine theory. Steady state performance is also considered. Simulation techniques are used as appropriate in studying both transient and steady state performance of the electrical machines and drives.

      Medium and high-performance AC drives are considered, including V/f and vector control drives. Modern AC machine control in rotating DQ co-ordinate frame is studied in some detail. DC machine drives (thyristor-controlled and transistor-controlled drives) are discussed and analysed.

      24 one-hour lectures and 12 one-hour tutorials.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (90%); course assessment (10%).

      EG 40GA
      COMPUTER AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr F. Verdicchio

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3560

      Software Engineering - the course studies the application of formal techniques to the development of software - including requirements specifications, functional specifications, design documents and the acceptance test procedures. The concepts of quality of service, quality assuranc, validation and verification and correct by construction techniques, as applied to the specification, design and development of software, are introduced.

      Computer Engineering - the course studies the impact that the application domain, operating systems, technology, high-level languages, compilers and economic perspectives have on computer architecture.

      2 one-hour lectures per week and a total of 11 two-hour laboratory sessions/tutorials.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (80%) and in-course assessment (20%).

      EG 40GD
      COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING 2
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Prof G Fairhurst

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3567

      The course provides an overview of communications, with an analysis of signals and systems emphasising the role of Fourier transformation and linear filtering in communications. Pulse code modulation and related techniques for analogue to digital conversion are covered. Modulation techniques for both analogue and digital signals are discussed as well as the problems caused by intersymbol interference in data communication. A review of probability theory, is followed by a study of random processes with emphasis on the characterisation of wide band stationary processes and narrow band Gaussian processes. The effects of noise on amplitude and angle modulated signals are covered. There is a discussion of optimum receivers for data transmission, developing an understanding of the matched filter.

      3 one-hour lectures per week and a total of 9 one-hour tutorials.

      1st Attempt: Course assessment (20%), 1 three-hour written examination (80%).

      EG 40HA
      CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr E J Bain

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3019, EG 3020

      Co-requisite(s): N/A.

      Reactor Design - General Principles:

      - Basic objectives in design of a reactor
      - Batch reactors
      - Tubular flow reactors
      - Continuous stirred-tank reactors
      - Comparison of batch, tubular and CSTR reactors for a single reaction
      - Comparison of batch, tubular and CSTR for multiple reactions

      3 one-hour lectures per week
      1 one-hour tutorial per week
      2 three-hour laboratory sessions

      1st attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%).

      Resit: 1 three-hour written examination.

      EG 40HB
      CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SYSTEMS
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr J C Jones

      Pre-requisite(s): EG3575

      Note(s): Available only to candidates following an Engineering degree programme.

      The basis concepts of systems engineering are introduced and the idea of combining unit operations into larger modules and plants discussed. Plant design operates under a number of constraints, which in turn affect specific unit-operation design decisions. Availability of utilities, manpower, raw materials and transportation network are considered. The environmental constraints on chemical engineering systems are considered for both aqueous and vapour/gas systems and models developed to quantify release dispersion. The properties of fires and explosions are covered, with numerical models again developed. Fire and explosion considerations of plant layout are examined and solutions developed. Wider plant safety systems and regulations covering plant operation both offshore and on-shore installations discussed including the use of hazard and operability studies (HAZOP). The learning developed is applied in a plant design problem for which a technical report is produced.

      22 hours of lectures; 6 one-hour tutorials; 2 three-hour workshop sessions.

      1st attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%)

      Resit: The resit mark will be made up of 1 three-hour written examination (80%), and in-course assessment mark from the 1st attempt (20%)

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      Solutions to tutorial solutions provided.

      Feedback provided in tutorial, lecture & workshop sessions.

      EG 40HC
      PROCESS CONTROL
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr D Dionisi

      Pre-requisite(s): EG3020 EG3575

      Note(s): Available only to candidates following an Engineering degree programme.

      This course focuses on the fundamental principles of control theory and the practice of automatic process control. The dynamic behaviour of process plants is reviewed and the need for the control established. The properties of stochastic processes are introduced. The basic concepts involved in process control are then introduced, including the elements of control systems, feedback/forward control, block diagrams, and transfer functions. The mathematical techniques required for the analysis of process control are covered, focussing on Laplace Transform analysis, before students begin to develop simple control loops for first order systems. Development to more general situations is made through the study of second order systems and the application of compensation including PID control. The control theory developed is applied to a range of chemical engineering problems using simulation tools. The random nature of process disturbances is then introduced into the control loop behaviour to study the effect of dynamics systems. Students complete a case study which is marked as part of the continuous assessment element of the course.

      24 one-hour lectures, 6 one-hour tutorials and 1 two-hour practical in total

      1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination paper (80%), and continuous assessment (20%) made up from the following two elements:

      • Simulation of a control problem using Simulink
      • Control Lab

      Resit: Where a resit is offered, the mark reported will be 1 two-hour written examination (80%), and in-course assessment mark from the 1st attempt (20%)

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      Solutions to tutorial solutions provided.

      Students are expected to ask for feedback on their level of understanding at the weekly feedback/tutorial sessions.
      Tutorial questions will be handed in and marked each week.
      There will be a scheduled session for feedback on the exams within 4 weeks of the publication of exam results. Students requiring feedback on the exam should make appointments within this session to see the Course Coordinator.

      EG 40JE
      GEOTECHNICS 2
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Ivanovic

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3027

      The course applies the principles of soil and rock mechanics gained in the pre-requisite course to the design of piles and piled foundations, earth pressure and retaining walls, stability of slopes and the design of open excavations. The course examines in particular groundwater and its influence on geotechnical problems. States of stress and strain in soils are also examined in detail including the concepts of stress paths and invariants and the three dimensional critical state model.

      2 one-hour lectures per week and a total of 6 one-hour tutorials.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (90%) and continuous assessment (10%).

      EG 40JF
      CIVIL ENGINEERING HYDRAULICS
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Professor T O’Donoghue

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3013

      Note(s): May not be included with EG 40DB in a minimum curriculum.

      The course begins with consideration of boundary layer development over a flat plate and curved surfaces, leading to boundary layer separation and forces on immersed bodies. This is followed by study of water wave theory with particular application to coastal and offshore engineering. The second part of the course is broadly concerned with the behaviour and management of rivers. The mechanics of open channel flow are first addressed with emphasis on gradually varied flow and the determination of stage-discharge relationships for man-made and natural channels. This is followed by consideration of fundamental aspects of sediment transport, including threshold criteria and the calculation of bed load and suspended load transport.

      2 one-hour lectures per week and a total of 6 one-hour tutorials.

      1st Attemp: 1 three-hour written examination paper (90%) and continuous assessment (10%).

      EG 40JG
      ADVANCED STRUCTURAL DESIGN
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr P C Davidson

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3529

      The course divides into three main topics. The first topic will introduce, in some detail, the principles involved in the analysis and design of pre-stressed concrete members. The second topic will cover the design of industrial buildings and multi-storey commercial buildings using structural steelwork. The third topic introduces the main features associated with the design of masonry and timber structures.

      2 one-hour lectures per week and a total of 11 one-hour tuturials.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (90%) and continuous assessment (10%).

      EG 40JH
      ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr M S Imbabi

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3516 and EG 3529

      This course extends the basic stiffness method of analysis developed in the prerequisite courses. The fundamental principles of the stiffness method of analysis, with automatic assembly of the stiffness matrix for rigid jointed plane frames and space structures, are presented in some detail. Elastic instability of frames, and the design of continuous steel beams and portal frames using plastic methods will be undertaken. The analysis of flat plates and slabs using yield line theory, and an introduction to shells will also be covered. The course concludes with a brief outline of the finite element method of analysis, with computer-based applications forming an important practical component.

      3 one-hour lectures per week and a total of 6 tutorials.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (90%) and continuous assessment (10%).

      EG 40JI
      ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr Y Guo

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3013

      The first part of the course is concerned with water pollution and main aspects of public health engineering. The following topics are covered: water quality characteristics, water supply and treatment, sources of water pollution and modelling of their impacts on aqueous environment, wastewater treatment.

      In the second part of the course, sustainable land management is introduced, including management of: groundwater and solid waste.

      The third part of the course provides an introduction to air pollution and control. It includes sources and effects of micro and macro air pollution and air pollution control techniques.

      3 one-hour lectures per week and a total of 9 one-hour tutorials.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (90%); continuous assessment (class test) (10%).

      EG 40JJ
      FLUID DYNAMICS
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Professor T O'Donoghue

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3013

      The course begins with study of water wave theory with particular application to coastal and offshore engineering. This is followed by consideration of boundary layer development over a flat plate and curved surfaces, leading to boundary layer separation and forces on immersed bodies. These topics are also part of the EG40CB Civil Engineering Hydraulics course. The second part of the course concentrates on compressible flow. Using the fundamental conservation equations, the characteristics of converging-diverging nozzles and accelerating supersonic flows are examined. Plane and oblique shock waves and Prandtl-Meyer flow are then introduced. The course concludes with a discussion of the behaviour of transonic aerofoils, and the design of supersonic engine inlets.

      2 one-hour lectures per week and a total of 6 one-hour tutorials.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (90%) and continuous assessment (10%).

      EG 40JK
      THERMODYNAMICS 2
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr Y Guo

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3536

      Conduction: Fourier's Law applied to steady and non-steady conditions.
      Convection: Forced and natural.
      Radiation heat transfer: The Stefan-Boltzmann Law, view factors, the summation and reciprocity rules.
      Heat exchangers: Mode of operation and design calculations.

      2 one-hour lectures per week and 6 tutorials in total.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour examination paper (90%); continuous assessment (class test) (10%).

      EG 40JL
      ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATERIALS
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr M Kashtalyan

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 2028 or EG 2029

      Co-requisite(s): None.

      1. Basic concepts and characteristics of composite materials. Advantages and limitations of composites. Types and classifications of composites. Applications of composites. Constituent materials and their properties. Fibres and their properties. Fibre architecture. Particles and whiskers. Matrices and their properties. Reinforcement-matrix interface. (4 lectures - Dr M Kashtalyan).

      2.Manufacturing of fibrous composites. Polymer matrix composites. Metal matrix composites. Ceramic matrix composites. (2 lectures - Dr M Kashtalyan).

      3. Determination of stiffness properties of unidirectional fibre-reinforced composite material using mechanics of materials. Failure of unidirectional fibre-reinforced composite material under different types of loading. Damage mechanisms, damage accumulation, damage tolerance. Design philosophies for composite materials. (6 lectures - Dr M Kashtalyan).

      4.Stress-strain relations for unidirectional fibre-reinforced composite material.

      Relationships between stiffness, compliances and engineering constants. Stress-strain relations for thin lamina. Off-axis loading of unidirectional lamina. Transformation of stress and strain. Transformation of elastic and engineering constants for thin lamina. (6 lectures - Dr M Kashtalyan).

      5. Strenght of unidirectional lamina. Macromechanical strength parameters and failure theories. (2 lectures - Dr M Kashtalyan).

      6. Lamination theory of multidirectional composite laminates. Basic assumptions. Stress and strain variation in a laminate. Resultant forces and moments. General load-deformation relations. Inversion of load-deformation relations. Special classes of laminates: symmetric, antisymmetric, quasi-isotropic. Laminate engineering properties. (6 lectures - Dr M Kashtalyan).

      7. Failure analysis of multidirectional laminates. Types of failure. Stress analysis and safety factors for first-ply failure. Design of methodology for structural composite materials. (4 lectures - Dr M Kashtalyan).

      30 one-hour lectures and 6 tutorials in total.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (90%) and continuous assessment (10%).

      Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (90%), continuous assessment (10%).

      EG 40JM
      DYNAMICS 2
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr R D Neilson

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3535

      The course will commence with an overview of Lagrange’s equations of motion as an alternative formulation to Newton’s equations. Subsequently, the axial and torsional vibration of rods and lateral vibration of strings and beams will be examined with techniques presented for the calculation of the free vibration, normal modes and natural frequencies and forced response. The final part of the course will be an introduction to the vibration of non-linear systems with a qualitative description of non-linear effects, and quantitative evaluation of the influence of small non-linearities on a single degree of freedom vibrating systems using perturbation procedures and simulation. A short overview of instability in single degree of freedom systems will be presented.

      2 one-hour lectures per week and a total of 6 one-hour tutorials.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (90%) and continuous assessment (10%).

      EG 40JO
      SIGNAL PROCESSING
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr J Harrigan

      Pre-requisite(s): EG3586

      This course introduces basic digital signal processing theory, with a special emphasis on digital filters. Topics covered include discrete time system analysis, Z transforms, DTFT’s, FFT’s convolution and correlation. The course looks at new trends in DSP architecture including DSP processors. A special study is made of discrete-time linear phase filters. The application of phase-locked loops to the solution of signal processing problems is discussed, and, in particular, the use of PLLs in domestic TV circuits is examined. The recovery of chrominance sub-carrier signals and the tracking of trains of pulses used to trigger the line timebase of TV receivers is studied.

      2 one-hour lectures per week and a total of 6 one-hour tutorials. 1 three-hour written examination paper.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (90%) and continuous assessment (10%).

      EG 40JQ
      SAFETY AND RELIABILITY ENGINEERING
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Sriramula

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3583 or EG 3584

      The course includes three main topic areas. The first is the general theory of reliability, covering problem formulation and the use of methods such as FORM and Monte Carlo simulation. Applications include failure of structural and mechanical components, tolerance problems, failure by fatigue and the evaluation of safety factors for routine design.

      The second topic is fire safety, including ignition, combustion and extinguishment of cellulosic and hydrocarbon fires, and the use of active and passive methods of fire protection. Applications include fires in buildings and in offshore oil and gas production.

      The third main topic is an introduction to Safety Management and Human Reliability including Safety Management Systems.

      3 one-hour lectures per week and a total of 9 one-hour tutorials.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (90%) and continuous assessment (10%).

      EG 40JR
      OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr B Wang

      Pre-requisite(s):

    8. Field development and project organisation

    9. Offshore vessels and production facilities

    10. Drilling and well finishing

    11. Up- and downstream processing

    12. Essential personnel and roles

    13. Safety systems
    14. Two hours of lectures and one hour tutorial per week.

      1st Attempt: Final closed book exam (90%) and continuous assessment (10%).

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      EG 40JS
      RESERVOIR ENGINEERING II - PERFORMANCE AND MODELLING
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr C Sands

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3593 Reservoir Engineering I - Fundamentals

      Co-requisite(s): None.

      Below is an indicative outline of the course content:
      (1) Reservoir Performance Prediction (Material balance) (8 hours)

      • Material Balance: Conservation of mass and volume

      • Gas reservoirs

      • Oil reservoirs

      • Accuracy of material balance equation

      • Fluid displacement models: Immiscible displacement calculations

      • Recovery factor

      • Microscopic, vertical and areal sweep efficiencies

      • Stratified reservoirs

      • Decline curves: Exponential, hyperbolic, Fetkovich decline curve analysis. Ranges of validity Streamline simulators

      (2) Integration into Reservoir Model (4 hours) - Geostatics. Object-based and Pixel-based models for reservoir characterisation. Multi-disciplinary data integration. The do's and don't of uncertainty quantification.
      • Geostatics

      • Object-based and Pixel-based models for reservoir characterisation

      • Multidisciplinary data integration

      • The Do's and Don't's of uncertainty quantification

      Numerical simulators (6 hours) - Theoretical background, types of models and their uses, Data sources and treatment in the simulator, limitations, practical considerations.
      • Reservoir models

      • Equations and terminology

      • Simulation models

      • Grid systems

      • Rock properties

      • Model relative permeability

      • Model capillary pressure

      • Fluid properties adn experiments

      • Model fluid properties

      • Aquifer treatment

      • Model well and production data

      • Tutorials

      Practical use of simulators (6 hours) - Introduction to the practical use of reservoir numerical simulators, build and execution of simulation models using basic Eclipse 100 facilities.
      • Eclipse features

      • File organisation and structure

      • Grids

      • Fluid properties

      • Rock properties

      • Wells

      • Aquifer modelling

      • History matching

      • Prediction

      The course consists of 24 hours lectures, 6 one-hour tutorials and 2 practical sessions.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (80%) and continuous assessment (20%).

      Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (100%).

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      EG 40JT
      DRILLING AND WELL ENGINEERING
      CREDIT POINTS 10

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr J Ing

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3593 - Reservoir Engineering 1: Fundamentals

      Co-requisite(s): None.

      Below is an indicative outline of the course content:

        Well Construction (Drilling and Completion) (24 hours) - oilfield drilling, well engineering, well design, and drilling safety, well design and oilfield drilling, techniques and designs for completing wells, potential well and reservoir problems associated with production, solutions and completion strategies to overcome these production problems

      • Oilfield drilling

      • Drilling safety

      • Well engineering

      • Well design

      • Completing wells

      • Production

      The course consists of 24 one-your lectures, 6 one-hour tutorials and 2 practical sessions.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (80%) and continuous assessment (20%).

      Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (100%).

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      EG 40JU
      PETROLEUM PRODUCTION ENGINEERING AND ECONOMICS
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr J Ing

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3593 Reservoir Engineering 1 - Fundamentals

      Co-requisite(s): None.

      Below is an indicative outline of the course content:

      • Production Engineering / Well performance (24 hours) - Essentials of the behaviour of the vapour/liquid mixtures in the wellbore and the necessary calculations, analysis and evaluation of the productivity and performance of wells including a summary of multiphase vertical flow correlations and artificial lift systems.

      • Flow of fluids into the wellbore

      • Single and multi-phase fluid flow in pipes

      • Productivity Index (PI) and Inflow Performance Relationships (IPR) for oil and gas wells

      • Nodal analysis

      • Gas condensate wells

      • Complex wells

      • Well deliverability for oil and gas wells

      • Artificial lift systems

      • Multi-phase flow measurement and metering

      • Oil Field chemistry - scaling and corrosion

      • Production enhancement by formation stimulation - eg. acidising, fracturing, etc.

      • Phenomenon of secondary mineral growth and related destruction of porosity and permeability - to be related to the (geo)chemistry of formation water.

      • Economics (12 hours) - Basic concepts relating to asset and project assessment and valuation: volumetrics, risk, uncertainty, discounted cash flow analysis, NPVs/EMVs and decision making.

      • Capex and Opex

      • Future Cash Flows

      • Measures of Financial Performance

      • Effects of Phased and Incremental Projects

      • Leasing and Outsourcing

      • General Frameworks for Taxation (This will include Concession Agreements)

      • Probabilistic and Monte-Carlo models

      • Decision theory and Criteria

      • External Financing and Loans

      • Future Markets

      • Relationships between reserves and economics (costs and oil price / revenue)

      The course consists of a 36 one-hour lectures, 6 one-hour tutorials and 2 practical sessions.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (80%) and continuous assessment (20%).

      Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (100%).

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      EG 4513
      INDIVIDUAL PROJECT ABROAD (MEng)
      CREDIT POINTS 60

      Course Co-ordinator: Mrs N Nikora

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3078

      Co-requisite(s): None

      Note(s): Available only to students following the MEng degree programme in year 4.

      Every student is allocated an individual engineering project, which is supervised by a member of the academic staff from both institutions. The project will normally be in the student's area of professional interest. Projects are of wide variety: theoretical, computational, design, experimental, review and field work. In all cases aspects of project planning, written and oral communication are included.

      No formal teaching. Students are expected to progress with the course by directed and self-directed study, self learning development, and interactions and exchanges with supervisors. Informal teaching is given via regular meetings/emails with supervisors from both institutions.

      1st Attempt: in-course assessment: TContinuous assessment (100%). This comprises: thesis (70%); institution report from the host institution concerning the conduct of the project (15%) oral presentation (15%).

      Resit: None.

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      Students may submit a draft table of contents and the draft of one chapter of the thesis to the supervisor for comment. Students may also discuss technical and style aspects with the supervisor. They may also seek advice on the oral presentation.

      Students can receive individual feedback on their progress with the course on request at the weekly meetings with supervisor/feedback sessions. Students requiring individual feedback on their submitted thesis and/or oral presentation should make an appointment within 2 weeks of the publication of their results.

      EG 4515
      INDIVIDUAL PROJECT (MEng)
      CREDIT POINTS 45

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr Y Guo, Dr A Allen, Dr Marcus Campbell-Bannerman, Dr James Ing and Dr A J Starkey.

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3078

      Co-requisite(s): None.

      Note(s): (i) Available only to students in programme year 4 of an MEng programme. (ii) A full-time student undertakes this course in the second half-session. The timing for a part-time student is determined on an individual case basis.

      Every student is allocated an individual engineering research project which is supervised by a member of the academic staff. The project will normally be in the student's area of professional interest. Projects are of a wide variety and may include theoretical, computational, design, experimental, review and field work. In all cases aspects of project planning, written communication and oral presentation are included.

      1st Attempt: Thesis (80%), oral presentation (20%).

      Resit: None.

      EG 4516
      ENGINEERING PROJECT B (BENG)
      CREDIT POINTS 45

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Akisanya

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3079 Engineering Design (BEng)

      Co-requisite(s): None.

      Note(s): This course is only available to students in programme year 4 of a BEng programme for which individual project is required to be carried out primarily in the second half-session.

      Every student is allocated an individual project which is supervised by an academic member of staff. The project will normally be in the student's area of professional interest. Projects are of a wide variety: theoretical, computational, design and experimental. In all cases, aspects of project planning, written communication and presentation are included.

      Students are expected to meet with their supervisor on a weekly basis.

      1st Attempt: Continuous assessment: Thesis (80%); Oral and/or Poster Presentation (20%).

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      EG 4570
      ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT II - ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Mr J Cavanagh

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3586

      Note(s): Available only to students in programme year 4 of a BEng or MEng programme or with the permission of the head of Engineering.

      The course is essentially an introduction to project management and is aimed at engineering students who expect to be working in a project related environment or are considering a potential career in project management. To course provides students with an insight into the purpose, principals, fundamental concepts and strategies of Project Management including both leadership and teamwork. Whilst it does cover areas such as planning and estimating it is NOT intended to prepare students for such roles.

      1 three-hour lecture and 1 one-hour tutorial each week.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (80%), continuous assessment (20%).

      Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (80%) and in-course assessment (20%) carried forward. For students who are unable to pass the course by taking a resit due to poor results in in-course assessment, the course must be retaken in its entirety.

      EG 4578
      GROUP DESIGN PROJECT (BENG)
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Pavlovskaia

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3079

      Note(s): Available only to students in programme year 4 of a BEng programme or with the permission of the Head of Engineering.

      The course is a concentrated design and reporting exercise which requires application of project management and team liaison skills in addition to technical design ability. Specific exercises will include interdisciplinary aspects and will relate to design requirements arising from the professional activities of the Engineering Department with School of Engineering or its industrial contacts. Written and oral presentations form part of the course.

      3 weeks full-time.

      1st Attempt: In-course assessment: Project management and teamwork (20%); technical performance (40%); formal report (40%).

       

      > Level 5
      EG 5046
      OPTICAL SYSTEMS AND SENSING
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Prof J Watson

      Pre-requisite(s): EG2028 oe EG2029 or PX2505 and EG2069; all at CAS 9 or PX3009

      1. Introduction to concepts of optical systems engineering; brief outline of general ideas; overview of course objectives and content; where optical engineering fits into other branches of engineering
      2. Review of nature and behaviour of light; review of optical properties of materials, semi-conductors, and pn junctions.
      3. Fundamental laser principles: stimulated and spontaneous emission, population inversion, amplification of light, three-and-four-level laser systems; optical resonant cavities; power output; optimum output coupling.
      4. Laser systems: general laser properties; gas-lasers and detailed discussion of HeNe, argon-ion and CO2 systems; solid state lasers and detailed discussion of ruby and Nd-YAG lasers; pumping networks. Other relevant laser systems
      5. Semi-conductor lasers and LED's: injection luminescence in a pn junction, direct and indirect band gaps; LED's, laser diodes; homojunction and hetrojunction structures, laser diode arrays; diode-pumped lasers; design of laser driver circuits.
      6. Laser safety: Introduction to concepts of laser safety; outline of European laser safety standard and its interpretation; outline of laser safety calculations for typical lasers and systems.
      7. Photodetectors: performance characteristics; semiconductor detectors, LDR's and junction detectors; photoconductive and photovoltaic modes; circuit design; imaging detectors, diode arrays; CCD and CMOS sensors; modern digital cameras and video-cameras
      8. Radiometry and light coupling: basic optics; radiometric and photometric quantities; spatial radiation profiles; concepts of light transfer; direct and indirect coupling of light; light coupling calculations; fibre light guides; numerical aperture of fibres; types of fibre; fibre bandwidth and attenuation; coupling into fibres.
      9. Outline and discussion of typical applications of optical engineering in science and industry. These will be presented as case studies and will draw out the main engineering decisions and component choices made in their implementation (e.g. choice of source, detector, and performance required). The case studies will include some of the following: design of a diode-pumped laser for subsea application; outline of a fibre-optic communication link; design of a fibre sensor for use in a typical industrial application (e.g. current measurement in a transmission line); holography and applications in remote particle sizing and interferometry; materials processing and laser welding and cutting; particle image velocimetry (PIV); laser induced breakdown spectroscopy of steel.

      30 one hour lectures (to be arranged) and 6 one hour tutorials (to be arranged)

      1st attempt: 1 three hour written exam (80%) and continuous assessment (20%).

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course on request at the bi-weekly tutorial/feedback sessions.

      Students requesting feedback on their exam performance should make an appointment during the scheduled feedback session which will be announced within 4 weeks of the publication of the exam result.

      EG 5056
      STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS 2
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr R D Neilson

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3538 Structural Dynamics

      The course will commence with a brief review of the free and steady state forced motion of single and multi-degree of freedom systems. Methods for the calculation of the transient response of single and multi-degree of freedom systems are then introduced. The modelling of earthquake, wind and wave loading of structures is described along with the use of shock spectra to quantify the response. Matlab examples are introduced as a means of calculating the transient response of SDOF and MDOF systems. Subsequently, the axial and torsional vibration of rods and lateral vibration of strings and beams will be examined with techniques presented for the calculation of normal modes and natural frequencies, free and forced vibration response. The Rayleigh-Ritz method is presented as a means of finding the first natural frequency of a non-uniform beam. The final part of the course will be an introduction to the vibration of non-linear systems with a qualitative description of non-linear effects, and quantitative evaluation of the influence of small nonlinearities on single degree of freedom vibration.

      24 one-hour lectures and 6 tutorials, in total.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%).

      1 three-hour written examination (80%) with the mark from the first attempt from the continuous assessment (20%).

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      Feedback will be provided to students on their work in tutorials and on their continuous assessment assignment. Continuous assessment feedback will be given within 3 weeks of submission.

      EG 5085
      ADVANCED TOPICS FOR MEng STUDY
      CREDIT POINTS 30

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr R D Neilson

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 4515 or EG 4513

      Co-requisite(s): None

      Note(s): (i) Available only to students in programme year 5 of an MEng programme or with the permission of the Head of Engineering. (ii) A full-time student undertakes this course in the first half-session. The timing for a part-time student is determined on an individual case basis.

      The course comprises two exercises which involve in depth technical self-study on a topic related to the MEng specialism of individual students. The exercise may take the form of, for example, an intelligent synthesis of published material on a topic, critical analysis of literature, comparison of methods of analysis or back analysis of case studies. The first exercise is examined by continuous. The second exercise is examined by continous asssessment and by conference presentation.

      1 hour tutorial per week.

      1st Attempt: 1 paper (30%), 1 paper (50%) and 1 conference presentation (20%).

      The two papers should describe the student’s findings on two distinct technical exercises. Students are encouraged to pursue and demonstrate technical depth in the conduct of the exercises. The assessment of the papers will emphasise those aspects of the exercise assosiated with technical depth.

      EG 5090
      MATHEMATICAL OPTIMISATION
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Starkey

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3006

      1. General techniques of mathematical optimisation and minimisation: Methods for one variable: Newton's method; Fibonacci search: Golden-section search; Curve fitting approaches using Quadratic interpolation, Cubic interpolation; Brent's method. Methods for many variables: Direct search methods using Hooke and Jeeves' method, Downhill simplex (Nelder and Mead's) method: Gradient methods using the method of steepest descent, Quadratic functions, Newton-Raphson method, Conjugate directions, Fletcher-Reeves method, Davidson-Fletcher-Powell method. Constrained Optimisation: Equality constraints, Inequality constraints, Convexity and Concavity.

      2. Discipline specific applications: Modelling data using Non-linear least squares, Levenberg-Marquardt algorthm. Local and global optimisation using Simulated annealing, Genetic algorithms; Inverse problems; Regularisation: Applications of Local and global optimisation: simulated annealing and genetic algorithms in engineering problem solving procedures. Other Applications specific to engineering disciplines.

      2 one-hour lectures, 1 one-hour tutorial and 1 one-hour computer application session per week.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (100%).

      EG 5095
      SOLID MECHANICS AND MATERIALS MODELLING
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr O Menshykov

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3006

      Note(s): A range of techniques for analysing the mechanical behaviour of continuous and heterogeneous materials and structures is studied. Fundamental equations of solid and fluid mechanics are re-examined and a unified treatment of elasticity and flow of Newtonian fluids is given. The solution of Navier's equation of elasticity and Navier-Stokes equation for Newtonian fluids using the extremum method is discussed. The examples of non-linear and non-elastic constitutive equations are examined. The manufacturing of heterogeneous materials, their classification and use in construction are reviewed, with the particular focus on the emerging class of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies. The stress strain relations for different types of heterogeneous materials and their applications to the assessment of fracture and damage tolerance of heterogeneous engineering structures are presented. The compressive behaviour of direction-specific materials and the phenomenon of internal instability are discussed. The standard approaches to design of composite structures are introduced to the students. The joining technologies for fibre reinforced plastics and metal matrix composites are compared. The concept of multi-scale modelling of materials and structures is outlined.

      Continuum Mechanics

      1. Mathematical foundations.
      Intorduction to Cartesian tensors: Summation conventions and alternating tensor; transformation of coordinates and tensor transformation laws; tensor algebra and tensor calculus; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; invariants of second order tensors. Tensor fields: divergence theorem of Gauss and its applications. (6 lectures)

      2. Stress: symmetrical and non-symmetrical stress tensors. Kinematics: Material (Lagrangian) and spatial (Eulerian) description; material derivative; deformation and strain tensors; deformation gradient. (3 lectures)

      3. Conservation laws
      Continuity equation; equation of motion; conservation of angular momentum; conservation of energy; the principle of virtual work. (3 lectures)

      4. Constitutive equations.
      Navier's equations for elasticity; Navier-Stokes equations for flow of Newtonian fluids. Examples of non-linear and non-elastic constitutive equations. (3 lectures)

      5. Computational methods.
      Introduction to extremum principles; solving Navier's equations for elasticity using extremum principle; variational approach as a basis for the finite element method. (3 lectures)

      Heterogenous Materials Modelling

      6. Overview of heterogeneous materials.
      Heterogeneous materials: traditional and new. Different types of heterogeneous materials. Overview of composites and their classification. Concrete and its use in construction. Granular materials. Ceramics. Functionally graded materials. Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies; manufacturing of nanomaterials. (4 lectures)

      7. Constitutive relationships for heterogeneous materials.
      Generalised Hooke's Law. General anisotropic materials. Orthotropic materials. Transversely isotropic materials. Restrictions on engineering constants. Transformation laws for the material constants. (3 lectures)

      8. Macro- and micro-mechanics of heterogeneous materials.
      Experimental and theoretical determination of effective properties of heterogeneous matreials. Strenght criteria. Failure theories. Specifics of compressive behaviour of direction-specific materials. Internal instability. (3 lectures)

      9. Applications of heterogeneous materials.
      Introduction to design of composite structures. Joining technologies for fibre reinforced plastics and metal matrix composites. Scaling effects. Multi-scale modelling of materials and structures. (2 lectures)

      2 one-hour lectures per week, 3 on alternate weeks and 1 one-hour tutorial per week.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (100%).

      Resit: None.

      EG 5099
      UPSTREAM OIL AND GAS PROCESSING
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Professor T Baxter

      Pre-requisite(s): EG3570 EG3575

      Note(s): Available only to candidates following an Engineering degree programme.

      Students will be introduced to the upstream systems and the processes involved in oil and gas treatment to condition the fluids for sales and disposal. Basic terminology and the interface with the hydrocarbon reservoir will be discussed. Fluid flow and the application to oil and gas well production will be covered. The use of equations of state and the development of heat and mass balances is presented. This is followed by a series of modules covering the major technologies and unit operations. The mechanisms involved in the separation of oil/gas/water are reviewed and models developed to allow residence time calculations to be made. Produced water treatment, gas compression and gas dehydration are then covered before moving onto to the topic of secondary recovery through the use of water injection and other methods. The topic of flow assurance deals with a range of physical phenomena present in upstream oil and gas systems related to the safe and continued operation of pipelines and flowlines. Fluid flow dynamics, particularly slugging, together with related effects; wax deposition, asphaltene precipitation, hydrate formation and sand are examined. The coupled flow and energy balance is reviewed. The subject of process safety and the many challenges posed by upstream oil and gas systems is tackled using a review of both theory and practical case studies. The taught material is supported by a range of simulation, laboratory, and, problem based learning exercises.

      30 one-hour lectures; 6 one-hour tutorials and 3 three-hour practicals in total.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%)

      Resit: Where a resit is offered, the mark reported will be: 1 three-hour written examination (80%), and in-course assessment mark from the 1st attempt (20%)

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      Solutions to tutorial solutions provided.

      Feedback provided in tutorial, lecture & workshop sessions.

      EG 50AE
      APPLIED ELECTROMAGENTICS
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr C D Hendry

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3006

      Co-requisite(s): None.

      The course begins with a review of vector calculus and curvilinear coordinate systems. Fundamental results of electrostatic and magnetostatics are considered and their formulation in vector calculus. The basis of Maxwell's equations is discussed and applied to plane electromagnetic waves with emphasis on light. The course then turns to the technological applications of Maxwell's equations. Transmission lines are described, including impedance, reflections, terminations and matching. Finally, waveguides, both metal and dielectric are considered.

      Thirty lectures and six tutorials.

      1st Attempt: Written examination of three hours duration (80%) plus continuous assessment (report) (20%).

      Resit: The better of a written examination of 1) three hours duration (80%) plus the previous continuous assessment (20%), and 2) the written examination (100%).

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      Tutorial sessions include questions dedicated to formative assessment.

      Face to face in small group tutorials.

      EG 50CE
      CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SAFETY, ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Bain

      Pre-requisite(s): EG40HA, EG40HB, EG40JQ

      Note(s): Available only to candidates following an Engineering degree programme.

      Process Safety: 1/3 of the course; Sustainability: 1/3 of the course; Environment: 1/3 of the course

      1 two-hour workshop OR 2 one-hour lectures per week.
      1 one-hour lecture per week.
      1 on-hour tutorial per week.
      3 three-hour laboratories

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (70%); continuous assessment (30%)

      Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (70%); previous (30%) continuous assessment carried forward

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      Solutions to tutorial problems available.

      Feedback provided in tutorial, lecture and workshop sessions.

      EG 5570
      ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT III - APPLIED ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Mr J Cavanagh

      Pre-requisite(s): EG3586 Engineering Management I and EG4570 Engineering Management II

      The course aims to provide tools and techniques to enable students to draw conclusions and provide solutions to business and management issues which are applicable across various of corporate areas. The precise content may vary but typically includes topics such as Business Strategy, Programme Management, Management of Innovation, Leadership, Six sigma/Lean Manufacturing, Asset Management, Applied Economics & Corporate Social Responsibility.

      The course incorporates a compulsory residential course which aims to equip students with essential transferable skills which students will find invaluable in securing job and succeeding in their chosen career.

      4 day residential course (9 hours per day).
      36 hrs of Lectures/Workshops/Tutorials.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (70%), continuous assessment (30%)

      Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (70%) and in-course assessment (30%) carried forward. For students who are unable to pass the course by taking a resit due to poor results in in-course assessment, the course must be retaken in its entirety.

      EG 5571
      ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT III: BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Mr J Cavanagh

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 3586; EG 4570

      Note(s): Available only to candidates following an Engineering degree programme.

      Residential course: areas covered include

      • The learning process

      • Team Work

      • Psychological preferences including MTBI

      • Creativity and Entrepreneurship

      • Presentation skills

      • Organisational Culture

      • Interview and assessment centre related skills

      • Action Centred leadership

      Business Model Innovation

        The business model canvas
      • Business model patterns: case studies for the real world

      • Techniques to help design new business models

      • Interpreting strategy through the business model lens

      • Processes for development of a business model

      36 hours of Lectures and Tutorials/Feedback Sessions
      Normally 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of tutorial/feedback per week.
      4 day residential course (9 hours per day)

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour "open book" written examination (70%); Continuous assessment (30%).

      1 three-hour "open book" written examination.

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      Tutorials and workshops

      Feedback will be provided to students in written and/or verbal format as follows

      In response to questions and issues raised by students during lectures

      As part of group activities which take place during lectures

      During tutorials/Feedback sessions

      Following submission of summative and formative coursework

      Students can also obtain feedback on their understanding of key aspects of the course through self-administered quizzes

      Students requiring feedback on exam performance should make an appointment during the scheduled feedback session which will be announced within 4 weeks of the publication of the exam results

      In addition, any student or group of students may request feedback on any course related matter or assignment by arrangement with the course co-ordinator and/or individual contributors as appropriate.

      EG 5589
      GROUP PROJECT (MEng)
      CREDIT POINTS 30

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Ivanovic

      Pre-requisite(s): EG 4515 or EG 4513

      Co-requisite(s): None

      Note(s): Available only to students in programme year 5 of an MEng programme or with the permission of the Head of Engineering.

      Students are allocated to design teams which are supervised by members of the academic staff. The design project will be multi-disciplinary and students will work in there area of professional interest. As well as the technical aspects of the design, the design projects will require a wide variety of other issues to be addressed: safety, environmental, legal and commercial. In all cases project management, written communication, and oral presentation are included.

      1 Group design report (60%), oral presentation (2x 10%= 20%) and individual interview (20%)

      EG 5597
      ADVANCED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr J Kiefer

      Pre-requisite(s): EG40HA, EH40HB, EG40HC, EG3575, EG3570

      The course content will be based on 5 advanced chemical engineering topics which will vary from year depending on research direction and challenegs facing the discipline. Examples are as follows:

    15. Energy Storage & Power Generation;

    16. Electrochemical processes and corrosion;

    17. Spectroscopy and molecular characterisation of advanced materials and processes;
    18. Multiphase flow;
    19. Carbon-capture and storage;

    20. Fuel Cells and Environmental Remediation.
    21. 2-3 one hour lectures per week plus additional workshop sessions. (30 lectures total - 6 per topic).

      1st Attempt: 1 three hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment (50%).

      Resit: 1 three hour written examination (100%).

      Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

      EG 5598
      APPLIED NUMERICAL METHODS
      CREDIT POINTS 15

      Course Co-ordinator: Dr D Pokrajac

      Pre-requisite(s): None

      Note(s): The course covers a range of numerical methods suitable for solving wave equations. The theoretical part of the course deals with the derivations of the wave equations using the principles of solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and electromagnetic theory. The applied part of the course focuses on the following engineering problems: elastic waves in a rigid body, transient pipe flow and transient states in transmission lines. It covers several numerical methods suitable for solving hyperbolic equations. The methods are used to build simulation codes which can be used for solving a broad range of engineering problems.

      Students carry out practical exercises using MATLAB for coding numerical solutions of wave equations. Numerical simulations are used as a virtual laboratory to investigate a selected practical engineering problem. The results of this investigation are presented in the report.

      12 week course – 2 one-hour lectures per week for 12 weeks, 1 two-hour computing class per week for 8 weeks and 1 tutorial per week for 2 weeks.

      1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (80%) and in-course assessment (20%).