Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
June, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Laboratory, computer or literature-based research project (independent or team-based).
It may be possible to complete your Research Project overseas at another university. If this is of interest, please discuss it with the Subject Co-ordinator.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1 x 2 hour lecture (first week of semester only) + 5 x 1 hour lectures in the next few weeks of semester |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated 400 hours
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
(Prior to 2010 CHEN40003 Reactor Engineering)
Study Period Commencement:
(Prior to 2012 CHEN30014 Bioprocess Engineering or BTCH90006 Bioprocess Engineering)
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||
Credit will not be given for this subject and the following subjects:
CHEN40008 Research Project
BIEN40001 Biomolecular Engineering Research Project
|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.
CoordinatorProf Geoff Stevens
Prof Geoff Stevens
Students will undertake as individuals or as a member of a team a designated investigative project which could involve a critical literature review, experimental research and/or development, theoretical modelling, process simulation and/or the solution of an industrial problem. Rigorous planning and scheduling of the project, time management, written and verbal technical communication, interpretation of results and team work will be required. Lectures will be presented on laboratory safety, and the use of statistical methods for experimental data analysis.
Engineering graduates need the ability to research toipcs and to perform structured investigations. This research project subject provides students with an opportunity to develop these skills and to develop an appreciation of the importance of life long learning.
The exact content covered in the subject will depend to some extent on the nature of the research project. Topics covered will most probably include literature searches, laboratory safety, risk assessment, data modelling, data analysis, error analysis and report writing.
This subject has been integrated with the Skills Towards Employment Program (STEP) and contains activities that can assist in the completion of the Engineering Practics Hurdle (EPH).
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
Students will receive one-on-one instruction on how to complete an open-ended research project on some topic in chemical engineering. They will undertake a project either individually or as part of a team of two or three students. Students will take responsibility for their time management setting priorities and establishing a program that will allow them complete their project within the time allowed.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Students will be guided throughout their project by one or two researchers associated with the research activity that they have been assigned to. These researches will be their guides and mentors on the project. Students will also be provided with access to key relevant research papers. They will be expected to identify further material which they will be able to access through the University Library system. Students will also have access to appropriate software packages.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
Many of the projects that will usually be available to the students will relate to some problem or activity found in the process industries.
B-ENG Chemical Engineering stream |
Master of Engineering (Chemical with Business)
Master of Engineering (Chemical)
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