[Description] In the first half of the course, students will learn fundamentals and technical terminology from English textbooks, with a focus on chemical process calculation such as stoichiometry, material balance, and energy balance, as design-oriented basic knowledge. In the latter half of the course, students will hold group discussions about topics related to process design in the chemical industry, as well as give a presentation on the results of the discussion using English and technical terminology.
[Aims] Basic knowledge of mass balance calculations and energy balance calculations required in the chemical engineering field are important to design production processes and chemical plants in the chemical industry. The aim of this course is to foster development of skills for having logical discussions in English in an international environment, and for comprehensively making designs, including of processes, in a comprehensive manner, as an engineer working in the chemical engineering field.
[Outcomes] At the end of this course, for developing a global vision and idea as an engineer engaged in chemical process design, students will be able to:
1) Acquire the ability to understand the fundamentals and topics in the field of chemical engineering and make a presentation in English.
2) Acquire the ability to solve various problem with process design in chemical engineering through a experience of group discussion.
[Themes] In this course, students will be required to;
1) Understand the contents of the lectures, questions from the teacher, and English references.
2) Have a group discussion about the problems determined by students themselves and make a presentation concerning summary of the discussion.
chemical engineering, chemical process, process design, stoichiometry, material balance, energy balance, group discussion
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
In the first half of the course, students will learn the fundamentals of chemical process design (stoichiometry, material balance, energy balance) using English reference materials. In the 4 classes of the second course half, students will be divided into small groups, and each group will determine a topic related to chemical process design to discuss, then summarize the findings and give a presentation.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Overview of chemical engineering design||To understand the importance of chemical process design.|
|Class 2||Fundamentals of chemical process calculation||To understand the fundamentals of chemical process calculation, stoichiometry, and English technical terms in this field.|
|Class 3||Calculation of material balance||To understand how to calculate material balance and English technical terms in this field.|
|Class 4||Calculation of energy balance||To understand how to calculate energy balance and English technical terms in this field.|
|Class 5||Setting problems for chemical process design and group discussion (1): overcome various problems with chemical process||To determine problems with chemical process design and extract several themes of the discussion for overcoming the problems.|
|Class 6||Group discussion (2): importance of communication in the field of chemical engineering||To have group discussion on the theme extracted in the previous lecture and put together the details and outcome of the discussion.|
|Class 7||Presentation (1): basic configuration and design guide of chemical process||To prepare presentation materials by using English technical terms that students have learned from the 1st to 4th class.|
|Class 8||Presentation (2) and comment: design and development of environmentally compatible chemical process||To make a presentation and logically discuss the presentation with each other.|
R. M. Felder, R. W. Rousseau. Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes. 3rd edition, Wiley, ISBN: 978-0471375876
Students will be assessed on their understanding of fundamentals of chemical process calculation such as stoichiometry, material and energy balances, their contribution of group discussion and presentation, and their report that summarizes the determined problem and its solution.
No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses is desirable.