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Chemical Engineering

CHEE315

CHEE315 : Laboratory Projects II

Personnel

Instructor

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

TAs

PraphullaDUP G36praphulla.p@queensu.ca613-533-6000 x 75342
Jan SchierDUP B27schier.jan@queensu.ca613-533-6000 x75170
Elyse Johnston-HaynesDupuis B50elyse.johnston-haynes@queensu.ca
Laura McKielDup B27l.mckiel@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)
  • Investigation ( CLO 3, 7)
  • Engineering Tools (CLO 1, 3, 7)
  • Communications (CLO 4)
  • Individual and team work (CLO 6)
  • Professionalism (CLO 6)
  • Life-long learning (CLO 5)

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.