Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
A self-learning engineering design project, conducted as a team, aided by lectures and consultation sessions.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1 x 2 hour lecture + 1 x 3 hour consultation session per week |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated 400 hours
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
And one of:
Study Period Commencement:
Please note: for pre-requisite purposes, some of these subjects can be substituted with equivalent subjects no longer offered at the university if they have been successfully completed by students in the past 10 years.
CHEN90020 may be substituted for CHEN30013 or CHEN40006
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Credit will not be given for this subject and the following subject:
BIEN40002 Biomolecular Engineering Design Project
CHEN40009 Design Project
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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.
CoordinatorProf Paul Webley
Prof Paul Webley
This unit requires the students to undertake a major design task utilising the knowledge gained throughout the chemical 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 effects 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.
No new topics of a technical 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
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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 experience 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 being undertaken.
B-ENG Chemical Engineering stream |
Master of Engineering (Chemical with Business)
Master of Engineering (Chemical)
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