CHEN40750 CBE Work Placement II

Academic Year 2023/2024

The aim of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to gain advanced Chemical/Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering work experience, in a structured setting, for a period of 3-4 months, typically, beginning in May. Students enrolling in CHEN40750 will normally have completed 4 academic years of their studies, including a 15-week placement in industry (as part of CHEN40740: CBE Work Placement I), immediately prior to the CHEN40750 placement. Students will typically complete the CHEN40740 and CHEN40750 placements consecutively, within the same company; typically, the same Academic Supervisor and Industrial Sponsor will apply for both CHEN40740 and CHEN40750. The 10-credit CHEN40750 placement is expected to involve work, outside UCD, on a full-time basis. Attendance requirements are agreed in consultation with the student, Academic Supervisor and Sponsor and may, in certain cases, exceed the minimum requirements of the module descriptor. Students will normally complete two additional 10-credit modules during this period allied to CHEN40750, namely CHEN40760 (Research Methods in CBE) and CHEN40700 (Adv. CBE Work Place. Knowledge).

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this modules, the student should be able to:

- Apply, to practical situations, chemical/bioprocess and general engineering knowledge.

- Identify and handle the wider implications of his/her work as an engineer, including health, hazard and safety aspects, sustainability aspects, commerical and economic aspects.

- Show evidence of interpersonal, leadership and communication skills, including the ability to manage interpersonal relationships; demonstration of leadership in a professional role; communicate ideas and plans by report-writing and oral presentation.

- Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to high standards of professional and ethical conduct.

- Describe the benefits of continuing professional development (CPD) and develop a personal CPD plan.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Placement/Work Experience




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Academic Advisor Site-Visit Report (informed by Employer feedback form 2) Unspecified n/a Other No


Assignment: Log Book (Work Diary) Throughout the Trimester n/a Other No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat (CFP) Within Three Semesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students are advised to keep academic supervisor updated regarding their Log Book work and in this way the academic supervisor can provide valuable feedback regarding progress and appropriate advice for student advancement.

Name Role
Dr Georg Pesch Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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