Department of Chemical Engineering
The training programme is conducted largely through lectures,
interactive tutorials and computer workshops supplemented by course
work and laboratory training. The core programme also provides basic
training for all students in four key skill areas - management,
business, professional and personal transferable skills.
The department believes in enhancing the transferable skills of
students during their studies and has developed a number of training
workshops which form the Key Skills Development Programme.
All students are expected to take part in this and discuss their progress
with their personal tutors. This training is both in addition to and
embedded within certain courses to give students the opportunity to
practice Key Skills in the working environment.
Other choices include supplementing the basic degree programmes (BEng or MEng) with an extra year in industry. The department is actively committed to providing formal industrial training to students who take up this option.
All the degree programmes require students to follow four course units per year. As most courses are of one half-unit value, students normally register for eight half-unit courses each year. The Design Project in the third year has a weighting of one-and-a-half units and the Research Project in the fourth year has a weighting of one unit.
Courses are usually examined
in the summer term except for those assessed on the basis of project or
course work alone. In many courses a proportion of the total mark is
allocated to laboratory sessions, design projects and problem classes.
The Honours classification is based on a weighted average of the student's performance over the whole of the programme.
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