CHEM ENG 7027 - Transport Processes in the Environment
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2023
General Course Information
Course Code CHEM ENG 7027 Course Transport Processes in the Environment Coordinating Unit School of Chemical Engineering Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge MATHS 1011, MATHS 1012 Course Description The first part of the course introduces the process system approach. The second part deals with the application of certain key principles of engineering and science that are required for any quantitative treatment of environmental problems. Topics to be covered in this course include: Introduction and basic concepts; Environmental chemicals and properties; Inter-media transport; Simple exchange models; Air pollution problems; Nuclear chemistry; Environmental modelling; Plume dispersion; Simple kinetic models.
Course Coordinator: Dr Nam Nghiep Tran
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Explain the basic concepts of Kinetics and rate of reactions; 2 Explain the basic concepts of Reactor Models & Ideal Reactors; 3 Explain basic calculations in Water Chemistry; 4 Explain the concepts of Fate & Effects of Pollutants; 5 Explain the basic concepts of Plume Dispersion; 6 Explain the basic concepts of Air Pollution; 7 Explain the basic concepts of Greenhouse Effects; and 8 Explain Radiation and Uranium Mining.
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.2 1.3 2.1 3.1
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Fogler, H. S., “Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering”, Prentice-Hall, 1986
Masters, G.M. Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science, 2nd Edition, Prentice-Hall, 1998.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course uses a number of different teaching and learning approaches including Lectures and Tutorial classes.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Activity Contact Hours Workload Hours Lectures 24 48 Tutorials 19 38 In-class test 2 10 TOTAL 45 96
Learning Activities SummaryTopic 1: Introduction to process systems
Topic 2: Kinetics
Topic 3: Reactor Models & Ideal Reactors
Topic 4: Water Chemistry
Topic 5: Fate & Effects of Pollutant
Topic 6: Plume Dispersion
Topic 7: Air Pollution
Topic 8: Greenhouse Effect
Topic 9: Radiation and Uranium Mining
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome Assignments 6 individual assignments Every Monday at 7:00 PM from Week 2 to Week 7 30% LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Mid-semester Test 2-hour online test with individual submission Week 8 20% LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Essay 2000-word essay on a selected topic Week 10 10% LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Final Exam 2-hour face-to-face exam TBA 40% LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Assessment Detail1. Assignments (30%)
There are 6 assignments = 30% total mark.
Students will have to submit an individual answer for each of the 6 assignments that will be uploaded on MyUni at the beginning of Week 2 to Week 7. The assignments will account for 30% of the total mark.
2. Mid-semester Test (20%)
Students will have to take the mid-semester test online in Week 8. The test will cover knowledge that has been delivered in lectures 1 to lecture 6. The mid-semester test will account for 20% of the total mark.
3. Essay (10%)
Students are required to write a 2000-word essay on a selected topic from a list that will be provided in week 10. Students can also propose their own topics yet this will need pre-approval by the course coordinator. The focus of the topics would be the environmental issues that are attracted public interest while potential solutions are highly recommended.
The format will be provided and an online session will be organised to instruct the students on assessment criteria.
3. Final Exam (40%)
The final exam will account for 50% of the total mark and will cover all knowledge that has been delivered during the course.
This will be a 2-hour face-to-face exam.
Submission1. Assignments (30%)
All of the assignments need to be submitted online via MyUni.
The deadline for each assignment will be on Monday at 7:00 PM from Week 2 to Week 7.
2. Mid-semester Test (20%)
The mid-semester test will be organised online. Students will also need to submit their answers through MyUni.
3. Essay (10%)
A task will be created on MyUni with detailed instructions on the template of the essay and step-by-step online submission. It is expected that the essay will be written in word format and presented as a mini paper.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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