Introductory course for engineers - Chemistry and Environmental Engineering ING140
The subject gives a basic introduction to programming in Matlab. The subject gives an introduction to the history of chemistry, the origin of today's measuring systems/units and how new knowledge is published. the subjects also give an introduction to chemical processes, process diagrams and unit operations. Project work in groups perform literature search and present a topic as an oral presentation and as a technical report.
Course description for study year 2020-2021. Please note that changes may occur.
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Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience
- Have a basic understanding of Matlab as an engineering tool.
- Be familiar with the interface and predefined functions in Mathlab
- Recognize the symbols of the most common unit operations and read the diagram of a chemical process.
- Understand the basic principles for the conservation of mass and energy.
- Be able to make programs in Matlab with use of logical functions and control structures.
- Be able to make routines for reading and writing data to file, plotting of data, both in 2D and 3D.
- Be able to make mass balances and analyze a process based on a flow sheet diagram
- Have a foundation for better understanding of subjects as Mathematics 1 and Physics
- Master problem solving and be able to apply flow sheets and pseudo code in development and documentation of algorithms.
- Have a fundamental understanding about how chemical processes are applied in industrial scale.
- Have some insights in what opportunities computational mathematics may give.
- Can identify security, vulnerability, privacy and data security aspects of products and systems using ICT.
- Project part: To be able to plan and solve a project in cooperation with fellow students.
- Perform a fundamental literature search and utilize library databases.
- Be able to present a project both as a written report and an oral presentation.
The subject aims to provide the student with a good foundation for further studies and work within the engineering disciplines. This will be done through problem solving using a suitable data programming tool (Matlab) and through projects where the student will be acquainted with the engineering discipline in collaboration with other students. Introductory lectures in the history of chemistry, measuring systems/units and application of mass balances in process plants. Literature study in groups that present a environmental topic as oral presentation and a technical report.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Portfolio evaluation: Project work with report and oral presentation in groups. Both parts must be passed to pass the subject. Candidates with a non-passing folder evaluation may re-take the tests next time the course has regular teaching.
Computer exercises, Compulsory assignments in data security
Compulsory assignment using MATLAB and compulsory assignment in ICT security must be approved before the student can access the final exam.
Participation in mandatory lectures, excursions, and oral presentation of the project work.
Kåre Bredeli Jørgensen
Linn Elise Gulliksen
Ilke Pala Ozkok
Arnfinn Aas Eielsen
Mohamed Fawzy Hamed Attia Mady
Krista Michelle Kaster
Magne Olav Sydnes
Malcolm Andrew Kelland
Head of Department:
Ingunn Westvik Jolma
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Method of work
2 hrs lectures pr. week in chemistry and engineering subjects. The first lectures are mandatory.
Matlab: 3 hrs lectures pr. week the first 6 weeks.
ICT security: Individual online course. Open until 3 weeks before exam.
The rest of the semester contains projectwork with 4-5 students pr. group. Calculation exercises in process engineering.