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Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 10:41

Course Overview


A series of team and individual design exercises are used to develop a transcendence of understanding and problem solving across the elements of core chemical engineering and general engineering covered thus far in the degree programme.  Designs may include gas processing, fluid storage and transport, heat transfer, separation unit operations etc.  The course is supported by industry in that some of the designs are developed in collaboration with industry and the course ends with a field trip to an industrial processing plant.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 10 credits (5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Euan Bain

Qualification Prerequisites

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

  • One of EG3018 Fluid Mechanics (Studied) or EM3018 Fluid Mechanics (Studied) or EM3019 Fluid Mechanics (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either EG3030 Heat, Mass & Momentum Transfer (Studied) or EX3030 Heat, Mass & Momentum Transfer (Studied)
  • Either EG3029 Chemical Thermodynamics (Studied) or EX3029 Chemical Thermodynamics (Studied)
  • One of Non-Graduating Student in Engineering Erasmus (Studied) or Non-Graduating Student in Engineering Iss (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering (Studied) or Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering (Studied)
  • Engineering (EG) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

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What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EG3503 Chemical Engineering Design (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course aims to contribute to the development of an integrated approach to Chemical Engineering by bringing together the aspects of core chemical engineering and underpinning mathematics and science which have been (are being) studied to date in the context of a series of chemical engineering designs. In this wider context the course aims to: allow students to develop & demonstrate criticality and creativity by analyzing systems to make design choices whilst facing the challenges of uncertainty presented by incomplete/ambiguous data & information; allow students to develop communication & team working skills; allow students to apply their knowledge and problem solving skills to real problems; allow students to develop skills associated with Chemical Engineering Practice such as: the ability to find, use and apply information from the technical literature; the ability to find and apply appropriate codes of practice and industry standards.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Bachelor Of Science In Engineering (Chemical)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering

Contact Teaching Time

55 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: Continuous Assessment (100%).
Resit: Continuous Assessment (100%).

Formative Assessment



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.

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