CHEM ENG 4034 - Professional Practice IV

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017

The professional practice of chemical engineering, and related disciplines, relies on a broad range of discipline-specific and transferable professional skills. In this course, advanced topics in the professional practice of chemical engineering are studied. These elements relate to an understanding of the business environment facing professional engineers and include advanced project management, plant safety and the management of human and physical resources and sustainability. In this course students may undertake a series of workshops, lectures, projects and case studies.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CHEM ENG 4034
    Course Professional Practice IV
    Coordinating Unit School of Chemical Engineering
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Course Description The professional practice of chemical engineering, and related disciplines, relies on a broad range of discipline-specific and transferable professional skills. In this course, advanced topics in the professional practice of chemical engineering are studied. These elements relate to an understanding of the business environment facing professional engineers and include advanced project management, plant safety and the management of human and physical resources and sustainability. In this course students may undertake a series of workshops, lectures, projects and case studies.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor David Lewis

    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 Understand the procedure of process design from conception to commission;
    2 Undertake best practice in process plants and projects;
    3 Prepare a project proposal and capital expenditure application; and
    4 Assess the environmental impact of a industrial process.

     
    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   1.3   1.4   1.5   1.6   2.1   2.3   2.4   3.1   3.2   3.4   

    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)
    1-4
    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
    1-4
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    1-4
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1-4
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    1-4
  • Learning Resources
    Recommended Resources
    Reference Books

    Roy E. Sanders 2004, Chemical process safety: learning from case histories, Gulf Publishing Company, US.

    Melan, E.H. 1993, Process management: methods for improving products and service, Copublished with ASQC Quality Press, New York.

    Online Learning
    A range of online resources will be provided via MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    No information currently available.

    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Activity Contact Hours Workload Hours
    Lectures 36 60
    Tutorials 5 5
    In-class test 1.5 5
    Project report 2.5 20
    TOTAL 45 90
    Learning Activities Summary
    Topic 1: Plant Design Theory and Optimisation
    The fundamental aspects of process Plant Design Optimisation - the process of integration in which efficiency in separate areas are traded-off and balanced for maximum effectiveness over the whole process.

    Topic 2: Project Management
    The discipline of planning, organising, securing and managing resources to achieve successful completion of specific project goals and objectives.

    Topic 3: Process Plant Safety
    Inherent safety for process design and practice

    Topic 4: Sustainability
    Sustainability in the context of the process industry interfaces with economics through the social and ecological consequences of economic activity.

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    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
    Assignments 30 group summative as prescribed 1. 2. 3. 4.
    3 Tests 70 individual summative as prescribed 1. 2. 3. 4.
    Total 100
    * The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
     
    This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
     
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission

    No information currently available.

    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.

  • Student Feedback

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