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 one hour lecture per week + 1 x three hour workshop per week |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated 200 hours
Students must have taken ALL of the following subjects prior to enrolling in this subject:
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AND ONE OF the following subjects (may be taken concurrently):
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CHEN40007 Process Engineering
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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.
Dr Chris Honig
Dr Carolina Tallon
This subject aims to develop critical thinking skills essential for work in the chemical process and other industries. Students will learn by tackling ill-defined engineering tasks, learn to organise and prioritise tasks to meet deadlines and improve their analytical and written communication skills. They will gain an appreciation of the tools and resources used in the design of process plants. Their understanding of issues relating to project management and plant safety will also be deepened.
Students will conduct chemical plant feasibility and design studies through a series of assignments that analyse process plant feasibility, the sensitivity of process economics to external influences and consider the technological, market, environmental and other effects on project viability. Students will learn how to design chemical plants, including the necessary documentation, and consider control strategies for safe operation. Student teams will discuss tools and resources available for the design of chemical processes and the critical analysis of information sources. Issues relating to project and safety management will be discussed and professional-quality technical reports and oral presentations delivered throughout the semester.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
Eleven assignments spread evenly across the semester; a proportion of these are completed within the weekly 3-hour workshop session, with other assignments completed outside of these hours; assignments are a mixture of individual work and work from teams of typically four students.
A total mark of 50% or more is required to pass the subject.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1 to 4 are addressed in each assessment component.
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L. Albright (Ed.), Albright’s Chemical Engineering Handbook, 2008, CRC Press (note: this is available as an e-book through the library)
W.D. Seider, J.D. Seader, D.R. Lewin, S. Widagdo, Product and Process Design Principles: Synthesis, Analysis, and Evaluation, Third Edition, 2009, John Wiley
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The subject will be delivered through a combination of lectures and workshops. Students will work independently and in small teams. Discussion boards are also used for problem solving outside of the workshops.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Students will have access to lecture notes and lecture slides. Books, journals, and web-based sources will also be used to develop solutions in workshops and key engineering software programs used to present key documents.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
A number of industrial processes will be used to illustrate case studies with the industry varying from year to year.
B-ENG Chemical Engineering stream |
B-ENG Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering stream
Master of Engineering (Biochemical)
Master of Engineering (Chemical with Business)
Master of Engineering (Chemical)
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