Techno-Economic Project - CENG96007
The course is designed to allow the students to research and utilise incomplete information, together with basic chemical engineering skills and economic analysis, to estimate both the existing environmental impact (in terms of GHG emissions) of a process/sector, and estimate the possible reduction in such emissions over time. They also apply environmental engineering skills to consider the further environmental impacts of any change in process/sector that they are recommending. Risk analysis based on current and potential future legislation and commodity prices is also undertaken.
The main aims of the course are to teach students to conduct research about sectors, processes, and legislation, to estimate engineering and economic parameters in a real-world setting, and to make projections into the future based on such information.
The Capistan challenge is also undertaken alongside TEP, in collaboration with Shell. It demonstrates a complex negotiation process in the context of an engineering development, where trade-offs between environmental, economic and political issues need to be agreed.
Discovery Laboratory - CENG96010
The aim of the Discovery Lab is for students to further develop the skills acquired in Foundation and Knowledge labs with emphasis on the design – analysis – evaluation cycle. Focus is not on following a pre-defined procedure to generate experimental data, but rather on solving an industrially relevant problem or delivering a set target by exploring an experimental space. The Discovery Laboratory serves as a bridge between performing pre-defined teaching experiments and engaging in open-ended research.