CHEM ENG 2014 - Heat and Mass Transfer

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2020

In this course the theories and applications of heat transfer as well as mass transfer will be introduced. The course will equip the participant with the knowledge and skills required to solve problems for the design, assessment, and analysis of heat and mass transfer processes. Presentation of the course follows separate discussions on the three modes of heat transfer: conduction, convection and radiation. At the end of the course mass transfer is introduced by drawing parallels between heat and mass transfer. The types of problems solved in the course focus on heat and mass transfer systems for industrial and real-life applications in the chemical process industries. The approaches introduced to solve problems include analytical solutions, use of numerical methods and empirical approaches based on experimental data.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CHEM ENG 2014
    Course Heat and Mass Transfer
    Coordinating Unit School of Chemical Eng and Advanced Materials(Ina)
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge MATHS 2201
    Assessment Mid semester tests, tutorials, quizzes, final examination
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Philip van Eyk

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1 Explain what Process Engineering is;
    2 Explain at a basic level how processes are defined and described;
    3 Explain at a basic level how processes are implemented physically;
    4 Interpret basic diagrammatic representations of processes;
    5 Sketch basic diagrammatic representations of processes based on their description;
    6 Work with and present quantities of relevance to process engineering;
    7 Complete simple material and energy balance analysis in the process engineering context; and
    8 Complete simple analysis of a number of unit operations such as heat exchangers, reactors and turbines.

    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: 1.1   1.2   1.3   1.6   2.1   2.2   2.3   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)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    3, 4, 6-8
  • Learning Resources
    Recommended Resources

    Holman, J.P., Heat Transfer, 10th edition, (McGraw-Hill)

    Reference Book

    Heat Transfer, A practical Approach, 2nd Edition, Cengel, (McGraw-Hill)
    Online Learning
    A range of online resources will be provided via MyUni.

  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This 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 Summary
    Topic 1:  Introduction to Heat Transfer

    Topic 2: Steady-state conduction Heat Transfer

    Topic 3: Unsteady-state conduction Heat Transfer

    Topic 4: Convection Heat Transfer

    Topic 5:  Radiation Heat Transfer 

    Topic 6: Convection Heat Transfer

    Topic 7: Heat Exchangers

    Topic 8: Condensation and Boiling Heat Transfer

    Topic 9: Diffusion Mass Transfer

  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative
    Due (week)*
    Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes
    Further information will be available prior to the start of the Semester
    Total 0
    * The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
    This assessment breakdown is registered as an exemption to the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy. The exemption is related to the Procedures clause(s): 1. a. iii    1. b. 3.   
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.


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    Course Grading

    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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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