Chemical Engineering Management

Subject CHEN90020 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: An average of 3 hours of lectures per week + 1 x one hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment:

Estimated 120 hours


Students must have completed the following subject prior to enrolling in this subject:

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Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:

CHEN40006 Chemical Engineering Management

CHEN30013 Chemical Engineering Management

Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

For long term sustainability, a company must focus on its Triple Bottom Line (Financial performance, Environmental performance and Sociological performance). This subject will cover the key parameters needed to manage performance in each of these areas for both new projects and redevelopments.

This subject will include the following topics:

  • Project Management: The stages of a project; how to conduct a feasibility study; team building; communication; network analysis
  • Financial performance: Revenue, capital and operating cost forecasting; simple accounting; profitability analysis and applications
  • Environmental performance: Sustainable development; global warming & emission control; water management
  • Sociological performance: Safety Management; ethics; intellectual property etc

At the completion of the subject, students should be able to:

  • Generate feasibility studies for new projects and re-developments incorporating economic, environmental and social impacts
  • Demonstrate an ability to utilise contemporary project management skills when undertaking large projects
  • Understand the importance of other aspects of being a practising engineer i.e. safety, legal and ethical requirements
  • Assignments, each not exceeding a total of 3000 words plus accompanying tables and calculations, due throughout the semester (40% of the total mark)
  • A three hour end of semester examination (60%)
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

At the completion of the subject, students should have developed:

  • Strong reasoning and analytical skills, particularly when presented with complex and unfamiliar problems
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written forms
  • Skills to work as an efficient and effective team member
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical)Biocellular
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: B-ENG Chemical Engineering stream
B-ENG Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering stream
Master of Engineering (Biomolecular)
Master of Engineering (Chemical)

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