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EG2011: PROCESS ENGINEERING (2020-2021)

Last modified: 01 May 2020 08:56


Course Overview

A general engineering course that provides insight into the two main conservation principles, mass and energy. Processes are usually described through block diagrams. This language, common to many disciplines in engineering, helps the engineer to look at their processes with an analytical view. Degree of freedom analysis is addressed, emphasising its importance to solve a set of linear equations that model fundamental balances of mass. Practical examples of Energy balances are displayed, bringing Thermodynamics to a practical level. Heat Transfer is introduced. Process control is introduced, explaining basic control techniques and concepts, i.e sensors, feedback, control loops and PID controllers.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr David Vega-maza

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EG2002 Process Engineering (Studied)
  • EG2580 Chemical Engineering Fundamentals (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The technical content of the course is delivered in 7 sections.  An introduction to process engineering is given in the wider context such that students might understand the types of roles and responsibilities of practical process engineers.  Dimensions and systems of units are given specific focus such is their importance in all engineering disciplines.  Process communication is covered in a module which deals with block diagrams, process flow diagrams, piping and instrumentation diagrams and stream lists.  Two of the most critical foundations upon which a degree in engineering is based are material balancing and energy balancing; Energy balances are covered in detail on system with and without mass transfer to the environment (open and closed systems).  The fundamentals of transfer processes are then introduced with specific focus being given to heat transfer.  The course ends with an introduction to automatic control of systems and processes.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 6 - 16
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 7 - 16

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Summative Assessments

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Feedback

Students receive whole-class feedback via MyAberdeen. Active participation is sought through a discussion board in MyAberdeen.

Learning Outcomes
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 80
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Formative Assessment

Class Test

Assessment Type Formative Weighting
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First class test will be released in week 11 or 12.

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Class Test

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Second class test will be released in week 15 or 16.

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Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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