Practical and Computer Laboratory

Subject CHEN30010 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - 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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty four hours of practical work and 16 hours of lectures/tutorials.
Total Time Commitment: Estimated 120 hours

411-201 Introduction to Transport Processes

411-203 Fluid Mechanics and 411-331 Heat and Mass Transport Processes 1

431-202 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 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.
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Dr Xuehua Zhang


Melbourne School of Engineering Office
Building 173, Grattan Street
The University of Melbourne
VIC 3010 Australia

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Subject Overview: 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 material and energy balance calculations, unit operations, engineering drawings, equipment design and process design and optimisation. The use of computer-based physical property data and estimation packages, and simulation package for flow sheet development and heat-exchanger network design.
Objectives: Students successfully completing the course should have acquired skills in:

  • The methods of experimental investigation,
  • The operation of a range of scientific apparatus and engineering equipment,
  • The analysis of data and the reporting of findings.
  • Use of simulation software, such as HYSYS and ASPEN.
  • 6 short reports (of up to 1000 words each) and 3 long reports (of up to 4000 words each, not including diagrams, graphs and raw data, with 2 being of a group-work nature) (based on laboratory work) (85%)
  • 2 short assignments (of up to 1500 words each) (based on computing work) (15%)
Submission dates are spread across the semester.
Students must submit all reports/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 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 as well as an effective team member
Related Course(s): 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

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