This module will develop construction project skills, identify, review and analyse project management best practice guidelines and discuss aspects of planning and controlling projects. Evaluation of industry techniques and tools, using manual and computer methods for planning and control will be undertaken.
The MSc Dissertation enables you to undertake an in-depth individual research project in an area directly linked to your subject area and interests. This will ensure that you undertake scholarly work that further develops an aspect of the taught material and thereby contributes to your personal development and training towards professional practice. This module evidences your transformation from undergraduate to master’s level achievement through the process and production of a recognised research output in your subject area.
The module will highlight the key principles of Commercial Awareness and the inter-relationship between the commercial and legal aspects of enterprise and innovation; to highlight and minimise risk associated with the efficient exploitation of ideas with commercial potential and afford greater protection in a global setting.
This module addresses geological, safety, environmental and commercial factors which must be considered in bringing a petroleum discovery to commercial production. Techniques and issues for appraising, developing and producing hydrocarbons will be explored. You will gain awareness of responsibilities for safety towards yourself, colleagues and others affected by work activities; become aware of potential problems in any environment and develop strategies for prevention or remediation.
This module examines the chemistry of oil and gas and examines the consequences of this chemistry for its utilisation and refining. It will also examine issues around environmental and economic sustainability. Crude oil contains petroleum with different combinations of molecules depending on the source conditions. Petroleum is a mixture of different hydrocarbons: The unsaturated branched or linear alkanes (also known as paraffins which contain only hydrogen and carbon). The cycloalkanes (also known as napthenes). The napthenes are classed as a saturated form of hydrocarbon that display almost identical properties to paraffins but have a much higher point of combustion. The unsaturated aromatic hydrocarbons which contain benzene rings, with atoms of hydrogen attached to them and which tend to produce far more emissions when combusted. The composition directly affects the colouration and viscosity of the petroleum and influences the final product. The module will examine refining techniques, where the crude petroleum is separated, converted and treated to produce useful products. This will be demonstrated in the laboratory and in an industrial setting.
This module will enable students to gain valuable industrial experience by undertaking a work placement. A portfolio will be used to gather records of the tasks undertaken and experienced gained
By studying this module you will develop the personal and professional skills required to design and undertake research in your chosen subject area at post graduate level.
The aim of this module is to provide you a well-balanced fully aware sustainability management and development practitioners who are able to analyse and assess the essence of sustainability issues and to formulate the required strategy to implement practical sustainable development solutions in business and society. Sustainable engineering& nbsp;concerns the ability of delivering the product/services in an economically viable, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable way. This requires engineers to make optimum use of energy and materials, to mitigate any associated environmental, social and economic impacts, and to fully embrace concepts such as life cycle analysis, value for money, socially responsible, design for manufacturing and assembling within the design process. Industry requires a practical framework to meet the challenge of achieving sustainable development. This module aims to provide that framework by: providing an overview of methodology, technology and management tools that could be used to narrow the & lsquo;sustainable gap& rsquo;. developing an overall awareness of the real causes of environmental& nbsp;degradation and social responsibility. developing the awareness of the relevant scientific and engineering principles fundamental to the understanding of the problem and solution to this environmental degradation and social responsibility.