CHEE315

Laboratory Projects II

Personnel

Instructor

David PoirierDupuis 210david.poirier@queensu.ca613-533-6000x79114

TAs

Laura McKiel (Full Year)HMRCl.mckiel@queensu.ca
Ronghui Qi (Fall)BioSci15rq3@queensu.ca
Kody Kazda (Fall)Dupuis G37
Kelley Robins (Fall)Dupuis B169kmr3@queensu.ca
Samantha Duff (Winter)Dupuis B1616skd3@queensu.ca
Ikenna Ezenwajiaku (Winter)Dupuis B16ikenna.ezenwajiaku@queensu.ca
Tiziana Brescacin (Winter)11tmb8@queensu.ca
Emily BaldwinHMRC0eb28@queensu.ca
Nafiseh RezaeiDupuis B16nafiseh.rezaei@queensu.ca

Chemical Technologist

Brooke BelfallDupuis B9brooke.belfall@queensu.ca
Kelly SedoreDupuis B24kelly.sedore@queensu.ca

Course Description

The main objectives are to develop skill in using process and analytical equipment, to examine the strengths, weaknesses, and limitations of current theory, to improve the student's ability to obtain and interpret data, to demonstrate the value of planning experiments, to develop engineering judgement, and to provide experience in oral and written reporting. (0/0/0/48/0)

PREREQUISITES: CHEE 222 and CHEE 223

Objectives and Outcomes

The lab projects provide an opportunity to develop skill in using process and analytical equipment, to examine the strengths, weaknesses, and limitations of current theory, to improve the student's ability to obtain and interpret data, to demonstrate the value of planning experiments, to develop engineering judgement, and to provide experience in oral and written reporting.

Specific course learning outcomes include:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in operation and control of process and analytical equipment.
  2. Demonstrate engineering judgment and an awareness of the nature and magnitude of physical and chemical effects and factors, as well as errors and uncertainties.
  3. Collect and interpret data to draw meaningful conclusions and evaluate the strengths, weaknesses and limitations of current chemical engineering theory.
  4. Write concise, coherent and grammatically correct lab reports that reflect critical analysis and synthesis. Deliver clear and organized formal oral presentation.
  5. Demonstrate effective independent learning, initiative, originality and creativity in completion of pre-lab preparation and other tasks.
  6. Work effectively as group member and demonstrate good leadership skills when team leader, adopting a professional approach during all project phases.
  7. Document and follow appropriate safety protocols.

This course develops the following attributes (related specific course learning outcomes in parentheses):

  • Problem Analysis (CLO2): Identifies known and unknown information, uncertainties and biases. Evaluates validity of results, risks, errors and uncertainties CHEE-PA-1.
  • Investigation ( CLO 3, 7): Uses and documents appropriate measurement techniques and tools to collect, organize and analyze data and information CHEE-IN-2 Uses and documents appropriate measurement techniques and tools to collect, organize and analyze data and information CHEE-IN-3. Assesses validity of conclusions within limitations of data and methodologies; describes nature and possible causes of uncertainty CHEE-IN-4. Describes and demonstrates safety protocols in laboratory environment CHEE-IN-5.
  • Engineering Tools (CLO 1, 3, 7) Selects and applies appropriate instrumentation and measurement techniques CHEE-TOO-1; Demonstrates appropriate and safe application and operation of engineering tools CHEE-TOO-2; Uses appropriate statistical tools to analyze instrumentation or simulation data and to assess appropriateness of results CHEE-TOO-3.
  • Individual and team work (CLO 6): Contributes to team goal setting and participates equitably to all aspects of the group work CHEE-TEA-1; Elicits and applies positive and effective feedback from mentors and peers in technical, communications, and/or team issues CHEE-TEA-2.
  • Communications (CLO 4): Delivers clear and organized written communication with accurate use of technical vocabulary, while demonstrating conciseness, precision and clarity of language in technical writing CHEE-COM-1; Creates figures, tables and drawings to engineering report standards CHEE-COM-2.
  • Professionalism (CLO 6): Demonstrate punctuality, timeliness, responsibility and appropriate communication etiquette CHEE-PRO-1; Provide accurate, comprehensive, objective technical opinions and recommendations CHEE-PRO-2.
  • Life-long learning (CLO 5): Identifies and critically evaluates an appropriate range of information sources CHEE-LL-1; Demonstrates the ability to collect information, utilize previously learned knowledge and identify/apply concepts not taught in the curriculum. Synthesizes these elements to produce an original outcome in design/lab/research projects CHEE-LL-2.

Relevance to the Program

Course Structure and Activities

There are no regularly scheduled lectures for this course. There are mandatory course orientation and safety lectures during the 1st week of term. After the orientation lectures, teams consisting of 3 or 4 students are assigned by the course instructor. These teams remain together for the term and perform 4 of the available engineering lab experiments.

Teams are expected to function independently during all phases of their projects, but are permitted to consult with their Project Supervisor (TA) if they have difficulties related to technical aspects of their project, or with one of the Chemical Engineering Technologists if they have apparatus-related issues.

The Course Instructor is available to consult with on matters related to evaluation disputes, team dynamics, deadline extensions and penalties, clarification of course polices, etc.

The term is divided evenly into 4 project periods/rounds. A team leader is designated by the group for each project (everyone must serve as team leader at least once). Lab Teams will follow a well-defined laboratory schedule for each laboratory project.

All laboratory projects involve completion of the following main tasks:

  • Laboratory preparation and an informal oral presentation of project objectives to the Laboratory Supervisor
  • Experimental Work
  • Formal Report - Preparation & Submission
  • Technical memorandum & Final Oral Presentation (Oral presentations for Project Rounds 2 & 3 only)
  • All Students individually submit peer evaluations.

Resources

Partial course content (for individuals not currently registered in the course) may be accessed here.

Complete course content, including project resources, scheduling info, submission links, etc., is available on the CHEE 315 (onQ) website.