Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1 x two hour lecture + 1 x three hour consultation session per week |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated 400 hours
Students must have completed the following subjects prior to enrolling in this subject:
CHEN30001 Reactor Engineering (Prior to 2010 CHEN40003 Reactor Engineering)
CHEN90020 Chemical Engineering Management (Prior to 2010 CHEN40006 Chemical Engineering Management or CHEN30013 Chemical Engineering Management)
CHEN90013 Process Engineering (Prior to 2010 CHEN40007 Process Engineering)
CHEN90012 Process Equipment Design (Prior to 2010 CHEN40005 Process Equipment Design)
CHEN90032 Process Dynamics and Control (Prior to 2012 CHEN30009 Process Dynamics and Control)
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Credit will not be given for this subject and the following subjects:
CHEN40009 Design Project
BIEN40002 Biomolecular Engineering Design Project
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
This unit requires the students to undertake a major design task utilising the knowledge gained throughout the Biomolecular engineering course. This comprises the following tasks: design of a process to meet a specified requirement; feasibility study of alternative processes which meet the specification; determination of sequence for investigation of a chemical manufacturing project and preparation of a report; consideration of environmental impacts and sustainability issues; preparation of flowsheets; confirmation of efftects of market forecasts; economic evaluation; preparation of estimates for the minimisation of capital and production costs; specification of equipment; selection of construction materials; and specification of instrumentation location, staff and labour requirements and safety precautions. The HYSYS simulation package will be utilised where appropriate. There will also be a series of lectures on various aspects of design.
This subject forms the major capstone design project for the Chemical engineering Discipline and closely simulates the design procedures the graduate students will undertake in chemical industry process and design engineers. The pre-requisites ensure that the students bring together all of the undergraduate knowledge and skills imparted in earlier years of the degree program. All aspects of the safe and environmentally responsible design of a chemical process plant are covered in this unitthrough project based learning. Through a careful sequential approach, the students develop a feasibility study, an initial process scoping and development report, and finally, a detailed design report. Team work is emphasized throughout to mimic the typical team environment the students will encounter in the work place.
No new topics of a technical nature are introduced into this unit. The unit requires the students to integrate their skills and knowledge from earlier units into a single, design project executed in a team environment. The content therefore includes:
This subject has been integrated with the Skills Towards Employment Program (STEP) and contains activities that can assist in the completion of the Engineering Practice Hurdle (EPH).
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
Hurdle requirement: An aggregate mark of 50% or more and a mark of 50% or more in the final report is required to pass the subject.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1 to 5 are addressed in all three reports/submissions.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The subject is developed through team work and through a series of lectures, guest speakers, and weekly consultancy sessions. The deliverables in the project are managed carefully and teams are expected to meet deadlines as required during the unit. The consultancy sessions include meetings with industry engineers to provide real-work input into the students design and decision making process.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Prior to the start of this unit, a substantial database of technical reports, journal articles, web sites and patents is set up. These are all relevant to the particular chemical/biological process being evaluated. Students have access to this database through the subject LMS site upon the start of the project. In addition, lecture notes and weekly consultancy sessions with experienced engineers provide additional resources for their learning. All lecture notes, discussion, progress updates etc are communicated through the project LMS site.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
The unit is run in close consultation with industry engineers both with respect to setting up the project as well as weekly consultancy sessions with industry engineers. Guest lecturers from industry are also invited to convey the industry relevance of the project undertaken.
B-ENG Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering stream |
Master of Engineering (Biochemical)
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