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EG5915: ADVANCED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING INDIVIDUAL PROJECT (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


Course Overview

The MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering is developed for undergraduate degree holders in chemical and related engineering with significant research element. The individual research project provides unique opportunities for the students to conduct in-depth research with flexibility of choice after the completion of taught courses. 

The MSc project will concern original work investigating an agreed topic related to advanced chemical engineering under an academic supervisor and reporting the findings a dissertation as per the guidelines issued by the School of Engineering. The project can be conducted either on a project advertised by the academic staff member of the School or sourced from the industry to address a problem concerning an aspect of research and design problem, often associated with a larger research activity of research theme being studied by the academic staff within the School, or with an external organisation.

The School has a robust mechanism of collection, reviewing and approving staff-led and industrial projects, their implantation and assessment across all the cohorts of PGT programs in the school and their quality assurance. The description provided here should be used as the guiding principles instead of binding.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Third Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Waheed Afzal

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course enables students to conduct original research at the prescribed level and write a dissertation within the broader discipline of chemical engineering while working on a specific research problem.

The work draws on a critical literature review to summarize the relevant scientific state-of-the-art, the under pinning scientific principles. It also includes the background, importance, research objectives and research methods. The project can be experimental, modelling, simulation, theoretical, desk-based, lab-based or field-work based. It can aim at obtaining new data to test a hypothesis or answer a research question or can use existing data. The student will learn by practice all research activities including dissemination and reporting.

Aims, Objectives and Learning Outcomes

  • To provide an opportunity for research with practical and theoretical components, on a topic relevant to advanced chemical engineering and courses covered under this programme.
  • To develop and advance skills concerning, planning, time management, technical writing, presentation, speed reading, shared facilities and lab use, computer applications, etc.
  • To develop skills in formulating hypotheses and/or research questions, in critically assessing and selecting feasible methods to achieve research objectives.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week40

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 80
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Agreed feedback between the two markers of the dissertation is provided to the student by their Supervisor soon after the grades are released.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Agreed feedback between the two markers of the dissertation is provided to the student.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionCreateThe students will learn all phases of research: design, implementation and data collection, analysis, planning and management, and reporting, communication and dissemination.
ProceduralApplyThe students will apply the fundamentals of scientific communications and produce a master-level dissertation while working on a specific research problem within chemical engineering.

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