Practical and Computer Laboratory

Subject 411-337 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty-two hours of practical work and 18 hours of lectures/tutorials.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 411-201 Introduction to Transport Processes, 411-203 Fluid Mechanics and 411-331 Heat and Mass Transport Processes 1, 431-202 Engineering Analysis B (prior to 2001, 421-205 Engineering Analysis B or ����������������equivalent)
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr V Tirtaatmadja
Subject Overview:

Students successfully completing the course should have acquired skills in the methods of experimental investigation, including the operation of a range of scientific apparatus and engineering equipment, as well as in the analysis of data and the reporting of findings. They will also have acquired basic skills in computer-aided design (CAD).

Content: Experimental work illustrating the principles of fluid mechanics, particle mechanics, heat and mass transfer, reaction kinetics, and process control and signal analysis. The use of computer-aided design packages such as HYSYS for flow sheet development, material and energy balance calculations, unit operations, engineering drawings, equipment design and process design and optimisation. Use of computer-based physical property data and estimation packages.

Assessment: 8 short reports/assignments (of up to 1000 words each) and 3 long reports (of up to 4000 words each, not including diagrams, graphs and raw data) (based on laboratory work) (85%) and 2 short reports (of up to 1500 words each) (based on computing work) (15%); submission dates are spread across the semester. Students must submit all assignments in order to pass the subject.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals

  • ability to communicate effectively, not only with engineers but also with the community at large

  • ability to utilise a systems approach to design and operational performance

  • ability to function effectively as an individual and in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, with the capacity to be a leader or manager as well as an effective team member

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) and Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Engineering (EngineeringManagement) Chemical
Bachelor of Engineering(Biochemical Engineering)and Bachelor of Science

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