Introduction to Chemical Product Design: A Hands On Approach

Kavanagh, Lydia and Lant, Paul (2006) Introduction to Chemical Product Design: A Hands On Approach. Education for chemical engineers: Trans IChemE, Part D, 1 1: 66-71. doi:10.1205/ece.05001

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Author Kavanagh, Lydia
Lant, Paul
Title Introduction to Chemical Product Design: A Hands On Approach
Journal name Education for chemical engineers: Trans IChemE, Part D   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1749-7728
Publication date 2006-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1205/ece.05001
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 1
Issue 1
Start page 66
End page 71
Total pages 6
Editor David Shalcross
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Institution of Chemical Engineers
Language eng
Subject 290601 Chemical Engineering Design
330199 Education Studies not elsewhere classified
740301 Higher education
Abstract Chemical product design has been introduced into the Chemical Engineering curriculum at The University of Queensland through an introductory 2nd year subject followed by product-specific electives in third year (biochemistry, food technology, materials and particle and polymer science, physical chemistry etc) and culminating in a capstone year-long project in the fourth and final year. In keeping with problem-based learning strategies, experiential learning is gained in the 2nd year subject, which was first offered in 2003, by two hands-on reverse engineering assignments and a business skills subject. The 4th year course, which was inaugurated in 2004, involves the students in the design and promotion of actual cutting-edge products requiring initial market research and experimental product development. Both 2nd and 4th year students taking the courses have been highly motivated and committed in their efforts to produce quality final deliverables. Student performance and lecturer reflections indicate that learning objectives have been achieved and interest stimulated. Reactions from students to this new and somewhat innovative stream of courses have been positive although it has been indicated that the work load is significantly higher than other subjects with the same credit rating. The courses will continue to be offered and will be strengthened through modifications arising as a result of lecturer and student feedback.
Keyword chemical product design
experiential learning
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes Originally published as L. Kavanagh and P. Lant (2006) Introduction to Chemical Product Design: A Hands-on Approach, Trans IChemE, Part D, 2006, 1 (1) : 66-71. doi: 10.1205/ece.05001 Copyright 2006 Institute of Chemical Engineers.

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Created: Tue, 11 Jul 2006, 10:00:00 EST by Lydia J Kavanagh on behalf of School of Engineering