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Chemical and Environmental Engineering Undergraduate study 2016 - www.nottingham.ac.uk/chemenv
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering               Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
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    Contents                                                           Welcome to the Department of
                                                                       Chemical and Environmental
                                                                       Engineering
    3 Welcome
                                                                       It is an exciting time to be studying chemical         Our staff have a wide range of expertise in
    4 Why chemical and environmental engineering at 			                and environmental engineering.                         chemical and environmental engineering
       Nottingham?                                                     Over the coming decades, society faces
                                                                                                                              applications. Industry is truly at the forefront of all
                                                                                                                              the department’s activities.
    8 Degree courses                                                   significant challenges related to energy
    18 Degrees with a year in industry                                 supply, provision of healthcare, environmental
                                                                       sustainability, and food and water security.
                                                                                                                              I hope you find the information contained within
                                                                                                                              this brochure useful. If you have further questions
    20 How will I study?                                               Undoubtedly, the contributions of both chemical        please do not hesitate to contact us using the
    22 How will I be assessed?                                         and environmental engineers will be required to
                                                                       address these challenges.
                                                                                                                              details on page 46.

    24 Career and employment prospects                                                                                        With best wishes,
                                                                       At Nottingham our objective is to produce
    27 Study abroad                                                    the highest quality graduates, with the skills         Dr David Large
                                                                                                                              Head of Department of Chemical and
    28 Student profiles                                                that are demanded by the employers of today
                                                                                                                              Environmental Engineering
                                                                       and tomorrow. Our blend of chemical and
    30 Graduate profiles                                               environmental engineering is unique in the UK and
    32 Staff profiles                                                  is highly attractive to employers. The department                  Find out more from Dr David Large at
                                                                       has a reputation for industrially relevant teaching                bit.ly/drdavidlarge
    34 Postgraduate opportunities                                      and research, and was the first department in the
    36 Your student experience                                         country to run a four-year (MEng) engineering
                                                                       course.                                                Don’t forget to watch our videos from staff and
    40 Applying for a place                                                                                                   students from across the Faculty of Engineering:
                                                                       Our courses are built around student-centred
    44 Frequently asked questions                                      learning which means our students are                  www.nottingham.ac.uk/go/watch-engfaculty
    46 Visiting and contacting us                                      independent thinkers, with strong analytical, team
                                                                       working, communication and problem-solving
                                                                                                                                      NottinghamEngineering
                                                                       skills. Students also receive a thorough training in
    Front cover image:                                                 fundamental science and engineering in order to
    First-year chemical engineering student studying soil samples in                                                                  @UoNEngineering
                                                                       prepare them for the technical challenges that lie
    the L4 laboratory.
                                                                       ahead.

                                                                                                                                       Students working in Portland B Cafe,
                                                                                                                                       Portland Building, which is the hub of
                                                                                                                                       student life on University Park Campus.

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Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering                                                         Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
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    Why study chemical and
    environmental engineering at                                                                                     “Problem-based learning is something we’re investing a lot of time
    Nottingham?                                                                                                      and effort into. We provide students with the tools and skills they
                                                                                                                     need to solve a problem and we allow them to discover the
                                                                                                                     direction they want to take in order to solve it.”
    Study with us because:                                 labs. Many of these are sponsored by industry
    • we are rated a top 10 UK chemical                    such as BP and will introduce you to challenging          John Turner
      engineering department*                              problems faced by industry.                               Lecturer
    • industry engagement and industrial
      placements are a key feature of our courses          Teaching and learning                                                   Find out more about our innovative
                                                           For most students starting their university                             teaching and learning at:
    • our students get a hands-on approach in our
                                                           engineering education there is a mixture of                             bit.ly/innovativeteachinglearning
      extensive laboratory facilities
                                                           euphoria and apprehension. To help you manage
    • you will be supported by a team of                   the learning transition, the core curriculum,
      engineers and scientists with extensive              delivered in years one and two, is taught by a
      teaching and industrial experience                   team with a vast experience in teaching science
                                                           and engineering to students in schools, colleges
    Careers and industry                                   of further education, foundation and other
    We encourage students to start building their          university courses.
    careers from their undergraduate studies. To
    increase students’ awareness of challenges             Our University is recognised for the use of
    faced by industry, we use programmes of site           technologies to enhance the student learning
    visits, case studies and guest teachers from           experience. In the department, the delivery
    industry. Project work focuses on solving real         of lectures and relevant material has been
    industrial problems in chemicals manufacturing         merged with the advancement of new teaching
    and processing, energy, environment, water             technology, and strategies are devised to help
    and waste. With the purpose of increasing the          students learn using the mobile devices they are
    industrial relevance of our course, an important       familiar with. To engage students in their own
    focus of the department has been to improve the        education, our lecture programme emphasises
    professional competence of our graduates, by           openness of outcomes, aiding students to see
    training them in skills required by industry, under    what they have learnt and why it is applicable.
    the guidance of engineering practitioners.             Situational contexts allow students to solve
                                                           problems and continuous constructive feedback
    You will be encouraged to take an industrial           allows their development.
    placement and we have incorporated a year in
    industry option into our course structure, in order    Successful completion of the core subjects gives
    to allow you to do this during your studies.           access to further teams of staff who deliver the
                                                           higher-level modules and project work within
    We work with you from year one, to research            years three and four. These teams are built
    different industry sectors and job roles and to        around areas of specialist knowledge and have
    identify the companies that fit with your ambitions    staff who are world-leading experts in their field.
    and interests. To enhance your employability skills,   Between them, they have many years of industry
    training in CV-writing and preparing for your job      experience and professional collaboration with
    interview is provided during meetings with your        industry. They will help you develop professional
    personal tutor.                                        skills and knowledge, indispensable for a career
                                                           in chemical/environmental engineering.
    You will also have the opportunity to join an
    Engineering Research Placement programme               * The Complete University Guide 2016.
                                                                                                                                                                        Students working in
    for the summer and work on a current, exciting
                                                                                                                                                                        the L3 laboratory.
    research project using our technical facilities and

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Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering                                                        Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
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    Placement support                                      Skills development                                   Student support                                        Extracurricular opportunities
    The Faculty of Engineering has a dedicated             From the very start of the course you will work      By keeping student staff ratios small in tutorial      The Chemical and Environmental Engineering
    Industrial Placement Team who works closely            in teams in one of the most extensive laboratory     and laboratory classes in the first two years, we      Society offers something different to you during
    with the Careers and Employability Service to          engineering facilities in the UK. You will learn     are able to give immediate feedback and advice         your time at University. We offer fantastic
    support you in finding the right placement.            the key skills in problem solving, but also the      to students – essential for good progress. It also     opportunities to develop yourself, to make
                                                           different roles that are needed for a team to        means we get to know students on an individual         key industrial contacts and to inspire the next
    The placement team can offer:                          function effectively. Throughout the course,         basis and can identify problems and offer support      generation of engineers.
    • guidance on applying for placements                  you will gain the experience and confidence to       early on.
    • employer events hosted in the faculty                manage increasingly complex projects, often with                                                            Throughout each year the society hosts a
    • visits and support from academic staff while you     challenging timescales.                              The tasks, assessments and feedback in tutorial        number of great social events. These include a
      are on placement                                                                                          sessions are vital for students’ understanding of      formal dinner with over 20 companies attending,
    • help with your transition back to university life    One of the most desirable skills that companies      how different aspects of the curriculum interlink.     and, of course, the annual Frank Morton trip
                                                           are looking for when recruiting graduates is the     Tutorial support in years three and four is centred    for a spectacular sports day involving chemical
    For more information and to hear from some of          ability to apply theoretical knowledge to real       on design and development projects, where              engineering departments from across the UK. We
    our previous placement students, visit:                industry problems. We adapt to industry needs        student staff ratios of 4:1 to 6:1 are common.         also offer competitive sports teams with weekly
    www.nottingham.ac.uk/engineering/                      by improving the professional competence of our      The staff team is also on hand to discuss career       fixtures and training.
    industrialplacement                                    graduates. You will become familiar with plant       options and give advice on placements and job
                                                           design, right from year one. You will learn how to   applications.                                          A large part of the society’s strength comes
                                                           use software such as AutoCAD and HYSYS at                                                                   from volunteering. We are involved with the
    “The University’s placements team                      industry standard and you will apply these in the                                                           Science Technology Engineering Maths (STEM)
    send email alerts to students about                    design, simulation and troubleshooting of plants
                                                                                                                “University can be quite daunting but                  ambassadorial scheme, offering an opportunity
                                                           and processes inspired by the reality of industry.   it was really easy to transition from                  to visit schools and help with events held at the
    placement opportunities. That’s                                                                                                                                    University, which are aimed at highlighting the
    how I heard about the role at GSK.                     Our efforts to embed design in the course            A levels thanks to the support from                    benefits of pursuing a career in these disciplines.
                                                           receive very positive feedback from students,        the staff. All the lecturers have an
                                                           who tell us that these activities are some of the                                                           In addition to the department, the society offers a
    I also received help developing                        best experiences in their studies. They are also     open door policy.”                                     great chance of making strong links with industry,
    my CV and cover letter which was                       highly valued by visiting engineers, who we invite                                                          which will help you in your search for summer
                                                                                                                Hemma Sangha                                           placements, year in industry or a graduate
    really useful.”                                        to interact and discuss with students and share      MEng Chemical Engineering including an
                                                           valuable experience.                                                                                        position. The society is supported by a number
                                                                                                                Industrial Year, first year                            of companies, which help make the events we
    Tazim Jaffer
    MEng Chemical Engineering including an                                                                                                                             put on more accessible to you while giving you
                                                            Embedding design in the course                                                                             a chance to talk to representatives from some of
    Industrial Year, third year
                                                                                                                                                                       the biggest recruiters of chemical engineers.
                                                                       Find out more about design
                                                                       coursework from Associate
                                                                       Professor Seán Moran and first-year
                                                                       students at:
                                                                       bit.ly/embeddingdesign

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Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering                                                         Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
    www.nottingham.ac.uk/chemenv                                                                                 www.nottingham.ac.uk/chemenv

    Degree courses                                                                                                Chemical and environmental
                                                                                                                  engineering students at the 2015
                                                                                                                  MEng design showcase.

                                                           We use various methods of content delivery
     At a glance                                           from problem-based learning to tutorials and lab
     Cohort size: intake of 100-120 students for           classes. At the end of year one you will have the
     year one                                              opportunity to transfer to any of the three courses
     Accredited by: courses are accredited by              offered by the department.
     the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the
     Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining           “It is important that our students have
     Teaching staff: 28 academic staff
     Total undergraduate student staff ratio:              the opportunity to experience the
     16:1                                                  wide variety of global opportunities,
     Teaching hours/contact time: average 25
     hours per week contact time in years one
                                                           challenges and careers that are
     and two; 25% practical lab activities and             available to them within chemical
     workshops in years one and two                        and environmental engineering.
     Industrial placements: available to all
     students                                              This inevitably means that they
                                                           may wish to alter the focus of their
    Course flexibility                                     study or career direction based on
    All our courses are available as three-year BEng
    and four-year MEng degree programmes. Both
                                                           their experiences in years one and
    of these options will provide you with the same        two. We have made our courses as
    core engineering skills but the MEng option            flexible as we can, to allow students
    has greater innovative content, covering more
    advanced principles and with more substantial          to transfer between different streams
    project components. MEng is the favoured option        or specialise in a particular area.”
    for those students wishing to pursue Chartered
    Engineer status. Your personal tutor will be           Ed Lester
    available throughout your time at Nottingham           Professor of Chemical Technology
    to advise and guide you through the academic
    pathways available.                                                Find out more from
                                                                       Professor Ed Lester at:
    Year one                                                           bit.ly/edlester
    At Nottingham we are unique in that we run a
    common first year for chemical engineering and
    environmental engineering degree programmes.
    All chemical and environmental engineers
    work together in a common first year with
    extensive staff support and formative feedback
    mechanisms. Your course will start with the
    basics of fundamental engineering sciences
    including heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics,
    design, safety and environmental aspects, and
    professional skills.

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Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering                                                     Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
     www.nottingham.ac.uk/chemenv                                                                             www.nottingham.ac.uk/chemenv

     Project work                                               “The year-three design project is             MEng research and design projects
     Third year design project                                                                                                                                            MEng research and design projects
                                                                based on a real industrial problem, and       If you opt for a masters-level degree, you
     In year three, you will undertake a year-long                                                            will further develop your knowledge and
     group design project, in which you will work as a
                                                                professional engineers support students                                                                               Find out more about our research
                                                                                                              understanding of chemical/environmental
                                                                at key stages throughout the year. The                                                                                and design projects from
     team of chemical and environmental engineers,                                                            engineering techniques and you will look into                           Professor Trevor Drage:
     to propose the design of a plant at industrial             project is challenging, and reflects many     innovative current developments, during a year-                         bit.ly/trevordrage
     standard. Starting from given specifications,              of the tasks that are carried out by          long research and design project. You will be
     your group will propose and evaluate alternative                                                         designing a solution to a problem defined in a
     process configurations, in competition with other
                                                                qualified process engineers in industry.
                                                                                                              project brief. You will develop a research proposal
     groups, for winning a design contract. You will            The support from department staff             and you will undertake laboratory work to improve
     perform detailed engineering calculations to                                                             your initial design. This project will give you the
     justify and improve your choices, to estimate the          and industrialists has allowed students       opportunity to gain skills in research, advanced
     financial viability of the plant, as well as to assess     to bring the concepts and principles          design and critical analysis. You will also
     the safety and environmental impact. Working               learned across the curriculum to add real     experience some of the state-of-the-art research
     as part of a group is an everyday occurrence               value to their projects. The quality of the   delivered at our University, underpinning some of
     for an engineer and this work has an important                                                           the challenges of our society.
     group component, designed to prepare you                   deliverables produced by the students is
     for your future career. This project will give you         impressive, and Nottingham graduates
     the opportunity to integrate and apply all the             are very well placed to embark on their
     knowledge and technical skills that you acquired                                                          Degree title                                     UCAS code      Duration      A levels        IB    Places
                                                                future engineering careers.”
     throughout the entire course.
                                                                                                               BEng Chemical Engineering                        H810           3 years       AAA             36    *
                                                                John Saunders
                                                                Director at Newtonian Engineering Ltd
                                                                                                               MEng Chemical Engineering                        H800           4 years       AAA             36    *

                                                                                                               BEng Chemical Engineering including
                                                                                                                                                                H81B           4 years       AAA             36    *
                                                                                                               an Industrial Year
                                                                                                               MEng Chemical Engineering including
     Year one                                                 Common first year                                                                                 H81D           5 years       AAA             36    *
                                                                                                               an Industrial Year

                                                                                                               BEng Environmental Engineering                   H806           3 years       AAA             36    *
                                   Chemical                    Environmental             Chemical with
     Year two
                                  Engineering                   Engineering              Environmental         MEng Environmental Engineering                   H805           4 years       AAA             36    *
                                                                                          Engineering
                                                                                                               BEng Environmental Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                H808           4 years       AAA             36    *
                                                                                                               including an Industrial Year
                              Industrial                      Industrial                Industrial
                              placement                       placement                 placement              MEng Environmental Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                H80X           5 years       AAA             36    *
                                                                                                               including an Industrial Year
                                                                                                               BEng Chemical Engineering with
                                                                                                                                                                H8HF           3 years       AAA             36    *
     Year three              BEng             MEng            BEng         MEng        BEng          MEng      Environmental Engineering
                                                                                                               MEng Chemical Engineering with
                                                                                                                                                                H8H2           4 years       AAA             36    *
                                                                                                               Environmental Engineering
                              Industrial                      Industrial                Industrial
                                                                                                               BEng Chemical Engineering with
                              placement                       placement                 placement
                                                                                                               Environmental Engineering including an           HVH2           4 years       AAA             36    *
                                                                                                               Industrial Year

     Year four                                MEng                         MEng                      MEng      MEng Chemical Engineering with
                                                                                                               Environmental Engineering including an           H8HD           5 years       AAA             36    *
                                                                                                               Industrial Year

     Illustration of the various course pathways in chemical and environmental engineering, including the     *100-120 places for all courses in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering.
     optional industrial placements.

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Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering                                                                                 Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
     www.nottingham.ac.uk/chemenv                                                                                                         www.nottingham.ac.uk/chemenv

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     and applied knowledge allows you to control and/
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     or design processes. Lab exercises are more                                                                                           Malaysia
     open-ended, using larger-scale and industrial               Accreditation
                                                                   worldwide to work in areas such as process and
     open-ended, using larger-scale and industrial                                                                                         Malaysia
     equipment. As well as technical content, business           This   degree
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     equipment. As well as technical content, business
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     and management will be covered with significant
     input from industrial figures.                                Accreditation
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                                                                             or Chartered             signatories
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     At the end of year three MEng students can take a           accords.
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     year in industry placement.                                   degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be
                                                                   recognised by other countries that are signatories
                                                                   to international accords.

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Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering                                                        Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
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     Environmental Engineering                              Year four (MEng only)
                                                            You will be able to choose optional modules, and      BEng/MEng Environmental Engineering (H806/H805/H808/H80X)
     Year one
     Common first year (see page 8).                        specialise in a particular area according to your
                                                                                                                  Year one                                              Year two
                                                            career choice. By year four you will emerge as
     Year two                                               an independent learner, developing specialist         Basics of process engineering                         Environmental techniques
     A central part of year two is the field course         expertise through optional module choices.            Physics and process chemistry; design                 Hydrogeology; plant design; environmental
     where you’ll spend a week out in various locations     Contaminated land and resource management             fundamentals; engineering maths; chemistry and        assessment and site investigation; waste
     gaining experience of the exciting challenges          are key subjects and your individual design           the environment; heat and mass transfer; fluid        management; maths techniques; materials.
     encountered by environmental engineers. You will       project will be the major piece of work that calls    mechanics.
     also be developing your skills as an independent       on all the environmental skills and knowledge         Year three                                            Year four (MEng only)
     learner, sourcing material and content outside of      acquired in the previous three years. This is
     lectures and practicals.                                                                                     Pollution and remediation                             Advanced environmental process engineering
                                                            the year that will allow you to develop the more
                                                                                                                  Process dynamics; reactor design; lab project;        Contaminated land; water treatment engineering;
     At the end of year two you will be able to choose      advanced skills that set masters-level students       transport processes; project management; design       environmental risk assessment; natural hazards;
     between the BEng or MEng courses, take a year          apart from other graduates.                           project; air pollution.                               wind engineering; air pollution; computational
     out, work in industry or study abroad (see page                                                                                                                    methods.
                                                            By the end of the course
     27).
                                                            You will have developed your knowledge                Industrial placements are usually undertaken at the end of year two for the BEng programme or after year
     Year three                                             of science and technology at the heart of             three of the MEng programme.
     Year three will allow you to see how fundamental       environmental engineering, together with a
     and applied knowledge allows you to measure            wide range of transferable skills including IT,
     and remediate environmental issues such as air         communication, analysis, problem solving, team
     pollution and waste water. You will also tackle an     working and management. As an all-rounder,            Inter-campus exchanges available
     environmental project in a topical area requiring      you will be highly sought-after by companies
                                                                                                                  Malaysia
     environmental engineering solutions. Energy and        worldwide to work in areas such as environmental
     sustainability also remain key priorities. As well     monitoring and remediation, management and
     as technical content, business, management and         consultancy.
     accounting is covered with significant input from                                                            Student profile
                                                            Accreditation
     industrial figures. You will also be able to choose                                                          Daryl Best
                                                            This degree has been accredited by the
     an optional module allowing you to specialise in a                                                           On industrial placement
                                                            Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining under
     particular area according to your career choice.
                                                            licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering        “The technical knowledge gained during the
     You will undertake an industry-led group               Council. Accreditation is a mark of assurance         course plus the skills I have developed in
     design project which simulates a commercial            that the degree meets the standards set by            project management have really come to the
     environment in which companies tender for a            the Engineering Council in the UK Standard            fore during my placement.”
     design contract. This project will allow you to        for Professional Engineering Competence
     develop and demonstrate skills and competencies        (UKSPEC). An accredited degree will provide you                   Find out more about Daryl’s
     necessary to be a professional chemical engineer.      with some or all of the underpinning knowledge,                   experience at:
                                                            understanding and skills for eventual registration                bit.ly/darylbest
     At the end of year three, MEng students can take       as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer
     a year in industry placement.                          (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially
                                                            from accredited degrees, and an accredited
                                                            degree is likely to be recognised by other
                                                            countries that are signatories to international
                                                            accords.

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Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering                                                         Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
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     Chemical Engineering with                              Year four (MEng only)                                  BEng/MEng Chemical Engineering with Environmental Engineering
                                                            You will be able to choose optional modules, and
     Environmental Engineering                                                                                     (H8HF/H8H2/HVH2/H8HD)
                                                            specialise in a particular area according to your
     Year one
                                                            career choice. By year four you will emerge as         Year one                                              Year two
     Common first year (see page 8).
                                                            an independent learner, developing specialist          Basics of process engineering                         Applied process engineering in the environment
     Year two                                               expertise through optional module choices. You         Physics and process chemistry; design                 Environmental assessment and site investigation,
     We build on year-one fundamentals by looking           will also be tackling a wide variety of complex,       fundamentals; engineering maths; chemistry and        phase behaviour; plant design; separation
     at applied process engineering such as reaction        multidisciplinary problems (such as air pollution      the environment; heat and mass transfer; fluid        processes; waste management; maths techniques;
     engineering, separations, plant design, process        monitoring and remediation) and more advanced          mechanics.                                            materials.
     control and computer systems. Links to industry        chemical engineering concepts. The final-year
                                                            will also allow you to take on a year long project     Year three                                            Year four (MEng only)
     will increase. Safety and environmental aspects
     are an important part of year two, with a particular   to develop advanced design practices and give          Sustainability and process design                     Process engineering solutions and
     focus on site investigation and analytical             you experience in developing new products              Process dynamics; reactor design; multicomponent      environmental monitoring
     measurement.                                           and processes. Year four will give you the             systems; transport processes; project management;     Multiphase systems; advanced reaction engineering;
                                                            opportunity to develop the more advanced skills        design project; air pollution; water treatment.       computational fluid dynamics; advanced project;
     A central part of year two is the field course,        that set masters-level students apart from other                                                             rheology and materials; process synthesis and
     where you’ll spend a week out in various locations     graduates.                                                                                                   design; petroleum engineering; water treatment
     gaining experience of the exciting challenges                                                                                                                       engineering; air pollution; computational methods.
     encountered by chemical and environmental              By the end of the course
     engineers.                                             You will have developed your knowledge of              Industrial placements are usually undertaken at the end of year two for the BEng programme or after year
                                                            science and engineering, together with a               three of the MEng programme.
     At the end of year two you will be able to choose      wide range of transferable skills including IT,
     between the BEng or MEng course, take a year           communication, analysis, problem solving, team
     out, work in industry or study abroad (see             working and management. As an all-rounder              Student profile
     page 27).                                              with experience in process and environmental           Hon Wong
                                                            engineering, you will be highly sought-after by        MEng Chemical with Environmental
     Year three                                             companies worldwide to work in areas such as           Engineering
     Year three will show you how fundamental and           process and product design, management and
     applied knowledge allows you to control and/           consultancy.                                           “I have a job offer with BP, in process
     or design processes and the environmental
     aspects treatment. Lab exercises are more                                                                     engineering. In the job application I had to
                                                            Accreditation
     open-ended, using larger-scale and industrial                                                                 attend a technical interview. This was very
                                                            This degree has been accredited by the Institute
     equipment. As well as technical content, business      of Chemical Engineers under licence from the UK        similar to the final part of my third-year
     and management are covered with significant            regulator, the Engineering Council. Accreditation      design project assessment: sit down with
     input from industrial figures. You will also be able   is a mark of assurance that the degree meets           my team and explain to two lecturers the
     to choose optional modules, allowing you to            the standards set by the Engineering Council in        technical decisions for our design. This
     specialise in a particular area according to your      the UK Standard for Professional Engineering
     career choice.
                                                                                                                   experience really prepared me for the job
                                                            Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited                    interview with BP.”
     You will undertake an industry-led group design        degree will provide you with some or all of the
     project, which will simulate a commercial              underpinning knowledge, understanding and                          Find out more about Hon’s
     environment where companies tender for a               skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated                experience at:
     design contract. This project will allow you to        (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some                          bit.ly/honwong
     develop and demonstrate skills and competencies        employers recruit preferentially from accredited
     necessary to be professional chemical engineers.       degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be
                                                            recognised by other countries that are signatories
     At the end of year three MEng students can take        to international accords.
     a year in industry placement.

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Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering                                                           Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
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     Degrees with a year in industry                                                                                    A year in industry experience
                                                                                                                        Cosmin-Florin Florea
                                                                                                                        MEng Chemical Engineering including an
                                                                                                                        Industrial Year

                                                                                                                        “During my year in industry, working in
                                                                                                                        the Research and Development team
                                                                                                                        at Transvac, I was assigned to conduct
     A year in industry is a fantastic opportunity           The benefits of a year in industry are well                a series of tests to optimise the Liquid
     for students to practise and develop their              recognised, and as such our degrees with                   Jet Compressor line that the company
     engineering skills, thus providing valuable             an industrial year are very popular. Likewise,
                                                                                                                        manufactures. The project was a success
     professional experience which is a key step             securing a year in industry placement is a
                                                             highly competitive process, and students are               and Transvac changed their design
     on the road to Chartered Engineer status.
                                                             responsible for submitting their own applications,         standards as a result of my work.”
     Benefits                                                which may include attendance at interviews
     A year in industry will also give a significant boost   and assessment centres. We therefore expect
     to both employment and academic prospects.              students to commit additional time over and
     Research previously conducted by High Fliers            above their academic studies to this process.
     Research, showed that more than a third of              In return, we offer a tailored programme of
     graduate jobs are being filled by candidates who        support to all our year in industry students so
     already have work experience with that employer.        that they can prepare the strongest possible
     Getting a year in industry placement is therefore       placement applications. Students on degrees with
     a great way into the job market after graduation.       an industrial year attend dedicated workshops
     In addition, research has shown that the skills         where they will identify their areas of interest and
     and maturity which students develop while out           learn how to showcase their skills and experience.
     on placement have a positive impact on their final      We hold CV-writing and mock interview sessions,
     degree results, which of course further enhances        with input from practising engineers and
     employability.                                          recruiters, to help students prepare for this next
                                                             vital step on the career ladder. We also arrange
     Features                                                for companies from a range of industry sectors to
     Year in industry placements are usually                 visit us on campus and give presentations on the
     undertaken in the UK, but can be anywhere               range of placement opportunities available.
     in the world in companies from major global
     organisations to smaller consultancies and              The support continues while on placement.
     technology specialists. Students registered on the      Students are allocated an industrial tutor who
     BEng programme undertake their year in industry         will visit them in the workplace at least once and
     between years two and three of the taught course        is always available should issues arise. Industrial
     while MEng students usually do their placements         tutors keep students up to date with departmental
     between years three and four.                           information so that they do not miss out while on
                                                             placement. They also guide placement students
     During a year in industry placement, students           on how to document their skills and experience in
     are classed as employees of the host company,           line with the requirements of the IChemE, so that
     and receive a salary. There is a nominal fee for        the placement year can propel students towards
     the placement year and students remain fully            Chartered Engineer status.
     registered with the University during this time.
                                                             In addition, we encourage our year in industry
                                                             students at all stages of their degree to
     Support                                                 participate in mentoring and peer networking
     Our dedicated Industrial Placement Team works           activities, which help to manage the transition
     closely with the Careers and Employability              from campus to workplace and back again.
     Service to support you in finding the right
     placement. Companies that our students have
     previously undertaken placements with include                                                                                                                         Cosmin working on placement
     Sellafield, British Gypsum, ExxonMobile, Total and                                                                                                                    at Transvac, Alfreton.
     Promethean Particles Ltd.

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     www.nottingham.ac.uk/chemenv                                                                                   www.nottingham.ac.uk/chemenv

     How will I study?                                                                                                                                                     The department’s strong industry links
                                                                                                                                                                           provides regular industrial site visits.

     The main forms of teaching you will encounter          The department also has a Learning Community
     are lectures, practical sessions and project-work.     Forum where student representatives from each
     These are supplemented by problem solving              year group take part in meetings with academic
     classes and tutorials.                                 staff where they are able to give their views on
                                                            modules, the department and general university
     For a typical week in your first year you can          life.
     expect to attend about 20 hours of lectures and
     about five hours of other classes for laboratory,      As you progress through the course, in addition
     design and project sessions. For the rest of the       to the engineering skills you acquire, you will learn
     time you are working independently, doing the          a number of generic communication skills such as
     necessary reading in preparation for lectures and      report writing and oral presentations.
     coursework.
     All year-one students undertake two practical
                                                            Key Information Sets
                                                            Key Information Sets (KIS) are comparable sets of
     assessment weeks (one each semester),
                                                            information about full or part-time undergraduate
     where students work in teams and under time
                                                            courses and are designed to meet the information
     constraints to deliver practical solutions to set
                                                            needs of prospective students. All KIS data is
     problems. Students will also learn about industrial
                                                            published on the Unistats website:
     scale problems from organised site visits and
                                                            www.unistats.co.uk
     develop their time management skills through
     group projects. Design skills are embedded in the      For Nottingham’s KIS data, please see individual
     course which students have the opportunity to          course entries at
     apply throughout the course modules. Several of        www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy
     our modules include industry-based case studies
     and guest speakers from industry.                      “We teach students how to design
     All students have a personal tutor. Tutorials          from year one. They learn how
     take place initially on a weekly basis, typically in
     groups of eight to 10 students in the first year.
                                                            to use industry programs such
     Tutors review your academic progress each              as AutoCAD and how to use
     semester and are also available to help with any       engineering drawings like process
     personal matters. Tutorials can help to develop
     your communication skills, personal organisation       flow diagrams.”
     and planning towards graduate employment.              Vernon Collis
                                                            Assistant Professor of Chemical and
                                                            Environmental Engineering

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     How will I be assessed?                                                                                                                                              Students present their design projects
                                                                                                                                                                          at annual showcases and prizes are
                                                                                                                                                                          given to the best teams.

     All undergraduate degree programmes in                 Although the teaching year is divided into two
     the University are modular, which means you            semesters for organisational purposes, this is
     undertake modules of study with assessment             fitted into the traditional pattern of three terms:
     at the end of each semester. Each module               one before Christmas; one between Christmas
     is designed to provide the competency                  and Easter; and one after Easter.
     necessary for you to function as a chemical or
     an environmental engineer in industry.                 Your final degree classification
                                                            The highest degree classification you can get is
     Assessment methods                                     first-class (typically for overall marks higher than
     Your learning will be assessed in different ways       70%). Second-class is split into upper second
     according to the learning objectives. Most             class (2:1, typically for marks between 60% and
     modules will be assessed using a mixture of            70%) and lower-second class (2:2, typically marks
     coursework and exams with the proportion varying       between 50% and 60%). A third-class degree is
     depending on the module. Some modules such as          awarded for marks between 40% and 50%.
     projects don’t have any exams. In some cases you
     might be asked to give an assessed presentation.       On BEng Chemical Engineering and BEng
                                                            Chemical Engineering with Environmental
     An important part of learning comes through            Engineering courses (H810, H81B, H8HF and
     constructive feedback and you willl receive written    HVH2) your final degree classification is awarded
     feedback on all your coursework. Formative             based on your graduating mark, and this is made
     assessment is an important part of the early years     up of 30% of your second year mark and 70%
     of the course.                                         of your third year mark. On BEng Environmental
                                                            Engineering courses (H806 and H808), your final
     As well as written exams we use e-learning             mark consists of 40% of your second year mark
     approaches with quizzes and tests to help you          and 60% of your third year mark.
     learn and some e-assessments too.
                                                            On MEng Chemical Engineering and MEng
     Assessment is not all one-way: at the end of           Chemical Engineering with Environmental
     every module you will have the chance to fill in a     Engineering courses (H800, H81D, H8H2 and
     questionnaire with your comments, helping us to        H8HD), your graduating mark is made up of
     ensure we are providing the best possible learning     20% from your second year, 40% from your third
     experience.                                            year and 40% from your fourth year. On MEng
                                                            Environmental Engineering courses (H805 and
     The teaching year                                      H80X), your graduating mark is made up of 20%
     The teaching year is divided into two semesters.       from your second year, 30% from your third year
     The first semester lasts for 14 weeks, with 12         and 50% from your final year.
     weeks for teaching and revision and two weeks
     for assessment. The second semester follows
     the same pattern, but there are an additional two
     weeks at the end to complete the assessment
     process and to enable returning students to
     discuss their results with tutors and begin to plan
     the next session’s work.

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     Career and employment prospects                                                                                    Project engineers
                                                                                                                        Project engineers organise and manage projects.
                                                                                                                        These can be anything from managing a small
                                                                                                                                                                               Graduate employment
                                                                                                                                                                               In 2014, 94.3% of first-degree graduates in
                                                                                                                                                                               the Department of Chemical and Environmental
                                                                                                                        modification to an existing process or facility, to    Engineering who were available for employment
                                                                                                                        overseeing the building of a brand new multi-          had secured work or further study within six
                                                                                                                        billion pound petrochemicals complex. Whether          months of graduation. The average starting salary
                                                                                                                        they specialise in chemical or environmental,          was £26,469 with the highest being £40,000.*
                                                                                                                        most project engineers will manage changes
                                                                                                                        that make a process more energy efficient,             Salaries
     The University of Nottingham is consistently                 Potential careers                                     reduce carbon footprint or minimise waste and          Chemical and environmental engineers are
     named as one of the most targeted                            Design engineers                                      environmental impact. Project engineers work           well-paid. The median salary for 2014 graduate
     universities by Britain’s leading graduate                   Design engineers are responsible for the              on tight schedules, interacting with engineers         chemical engineers was £29,500.**
     employers.*                                                  design and specification of all or part of a          and technicians from many different disciplines
                                                                  process. Examples could be the design of a            to rapidly solve problems and minimise delays          Chemical engineering regularly comes third in the
     Our Careers and Employability Service offers
                                                                  new desulphurisation system for a coal-fired          and cost overruns. There are lots of opportunities     ranking lists for graduate salaries for all subjects,
     a range of services including advice sessions,
                                                                  power station, specification of heat recovery         to experience and work on a large number of            behind only medicine and dentistry. In 2013,
     employer events, recruitment fairs and skills
                                                                  equipment to reduce the carbon footprint in a         different ventures, and the opportunity to travel      chemical engineers for the first time overtook
     workshops – and even once you have graduated,
                                                                  food processing factory or the design of an entire    and work all over the world.                           medics as the second-best paid graduates in the
     you will have access to the service for life.
                                                                  pharmaceutical production process. As well as the                                                            UK, according to a survey by The Times.***
     Careers in chemical engineering are creative                 technical chemical and environmental engineering      Development engineers
     and inspiring. The global challenges in energy,              knowledge, design engineers also need to              Development engineers may be involved in               The University’s Careers and
     waste, food, water, health, sustainability and the           consider safety, social, environmental, economic      developing new products or processes. These            Employability Service
     environment means that there is a worldwide                  and sustainability factors in their designs. The UK   might include: formulating new hand creams             Our Careers and Employability Service, which
     shortage of chemical and environmental                       is a major global centre for design engineers, and    for a pharmaceutical manufacturer; developing          is based on University Park Campus, offers an
     engineering graduates.                                       many of the major new build chemical processing       gas/liquid separation systems; improving safety        extensive range of careers-oriented services,
                                                                  complexes in the Far East are designed in this        on offshore oil installations; or assessing new        including CV-writing sessions, interview advice,
     Just about every product you use at home or at               country.                                              catalysts to reduce the environmental impact
     work has had some involvement in its creation                                                                                                                             presentations by major employers and general
                                                                                                                        of a plastics manufacturing plant. Development         career advice. As a University of Nottingham
     from a chemical engineer; from obtaining the raw             Operations engineers                                  engineers often work closely with scientists
     materials through to production and transporting                                                                                                                          graduate, you will receive lifelong support from
                                                                  Operations engineers work on-site within a            and research organisations to develop and trial        the service. This means that you can ask a
     the product to you.                                          factory or processing complex. This role can          new technologies. As companies look to new             careers adviser to look over your job application
     Chemical engineers are involved in the design                also be referred to as process or production          innovations to remain competitive, there is a          in person, by email or Skype and you can also
     and development of desirable new products (from              engineers. They ensure that the process is            significant demand for development engineers,          access a database of graduate vacancies.
     sun lotion to catalytic converters) and the design,          producing the right amount of product to the          particularly in the UK, USA and western Europe.        For more information see
     modification and operation of processes to make              correct specification, and well within safety and                                                            www.nottingham.ac.uk/careers
                                                                  environmental constraints. Operations engineers       Engineering consultants
     those products.
                                                                  look for ways to improve the efficiency and safety    Engineering consultants have specialist
     Environmental engineers are key figures who                  of the processes that they run and are also           knowledge in a particular field. For example,          The Nottingham Advantage Award
     provide sustainable solutions to problems ranging                                                                  an environmental consultant may specialise in          The University’s Advantage Award is a programme
                                                                  responsible for managing and training teams of
     from the location of renewable energy installations,                                                               renewable energy, reviewing and identifying the        of activities developed to recognise and reward
                                                                  technicians and operators. Operations roles are
     through to the development and implementation of                                                                   most appropriate technologies and processes to         extracurricular responsibilities. It allows you to
                                                                  found across all sectors, from waste management
     recycling technologies.                                                                                            meet the specifications and requirements of the        gain recognition for participating in a wide range
                                                                  and recycling and water treatment through to
                                                                                                                        client.                                                of activities accredited by the University and
                                                                  petrochemical processing.
     Chemical and environmental engineers are                                                                                                                                  delivered by top graduate employers, professional
     concerned with solving some of the world’s most                                                                    The skills of chemical and environmental               services and members of staff of the University. It
                                                                  Environmental engineers
     pressing problems, including developing cleaner                                                                    engineers set them apart from other graduates.         also shows employers that you have gone above
                                                                  Environmental engineers are involved in the
     and more sustainable energy sources, renewable                                                                     They are highly numerate with strong analytical        and beyond your degree and gained valuable
                                                                  specification and design of technologies that
     materials and developing and manufacturing new                                                                     skills. They work in teams to solve complex            transferable skills. For further information, please
                                                                  maximise environmental benefit while minimising
     drugs to cure the world’s diseases.                                                                                problems and challenges and can manage                 visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/careers/advantage
                                                                  unwanted impact. Renewable energy, waste
                                                                                                                        projects, people and resources. These skills make
     * The Graduate Market in 2013, 2014 and 2015 – High Fliers   management and recycling technologies are all                                                                * Known destinations of full-time home and EU first-degree
                                                                                                                        chemical and environmental engineers highly
       Research.                                                  within the expertise of environmental engineers.                                                               graduates, 2013/14.
                                                                                                                        employable in non-technical roles. Industries such     ** IChemE salary survey, 2014.
                                                                                                                        as banking, finance, business and management           *** The Times, 2014.
                                                                                                                        are employers of engineering graduates.
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                                                            Study abroad

                                                            The University of Nottingham is a truly                 Malaysia
                                                            international university with campuses in               The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
                                                            China and Malaysia. The Faculty of Engineering          (UNMC) opened in September 2000 to become
                                                            seeks to emulate this philosophy by offering            the first branch campus of a British university
                                                            our students the opportunity to participate in          in Malaysia, and one of the first in the world. A
                                                            exchange programmes all over the world. The             friendly atmosphere, world-class teaching and
                                                            faculty is constantly working to ensure our             extensive facilities make it a popular choice for
                                                            graduates gain an advantage when they go                Malaysian and international students, as well as
                                                            into the job market; we see study abroad as             exchange students from Nottingham; with more
                                                            another way to make our graduates stand out             than 5,000 students from over 70 countries.
                                                            from the crowd.
                                                                                                                    The Malaysia Campus is situated near the town
                                                            Studying abroad provides students with the              of Semenyih, a 45-minute drive from the capital
                                                            unique opportunity to:                                  Kuala Lumpur. Occupying a scenic position
                                                            • see your academic subject from a different            overlooking green hills on a 101-acre site, and
                                                              perspective in a new academic environment             designed to mirror the attributes of University Park
                                                            • acquire invaluable life skills                        Campus in the UK, the campus is a self-contained
                                                            • meet a wide variety of people and make an             and self-sufficient neighbourhood village in a
                                                              international network of friends                      garden environment.
                                                            • discover new strengths and abilities, conquer
                                                              new challenges and solve new problems                 China
                                                            • gain global awareness to prepare yourself for a       In 2004, Nottingham was the first foreign
                                                              career abroad                                         university to establish a campus in China. The
                                                                                                                    University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC)
                                                            The faculty participates in the following exchange      offers the same high standard of teaching as the
                                                            schemes:                                                UK campuses and has internationalisation at its
                                                            • Universitas 21 (U21)/University-wide exchange         heart: of more than 6,000 students there are more
                                                            • inter-campus exchange to China and Malaysia           than 300 international students from at least 55
                                                            • Erasmus exchange                                      countries.
                                                            These cover institutions from America, Australia,       The China Campus is situated in Ningbo, a city
                                                            Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand,          of over five million people situated on the east
                                                            Singapore and Sweden. Your choice of exchange           coast of China. Ningbo is less than two hours by
                                                            partner will depend on your department and              train from Shanghai and the campus at Ningbo
                                                            the course you are registered on. Eligibility for       provides accommodation, sports facilities and a
                                                            exchange schemes will also depend upon meeting          shopping street.
                                                            academic criteria.
                                                                                                                    For those courses where inter-campus exchange
                                                            Inter-campus exchange                                   is available, it is indicated on the course page in
                                                            Teaching at both University of Nottingham               this brochure.
                                                            Malaysia and China campuses is in English and           If you do decide to apply to study abroad, the
                                                            the courses followed are essentially identical to       University’s International Office will offer support
                                                            those in Nottingham. You can go to China and/           from the application stage right through to your
      Undergraduate students relax on                       or Malaysia in your second or third year. For           return to the UK, with advice on everything from
      the University’s Malaysia Campus.                     those courses where inter-campus exchange is            immigration to possible sources of financial
                                                            available, it is indicated on the course page in this   support. Find out more:
                                                            brochure.                                               www.nottingham.ac.uk/studyabroad
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