CHEM ENG 3036 - Unit Operations Laboratory
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2018
General Course Information
Course Code CHEM ENG 3036 Course Unit Operations Laboratory Coordinating Unit School of Chemical Engineering Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4.5 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Incompatible CHEM ENG 3023, CHEM ENG 3026 Course Description The course is to provide practical experience in a number of important chemical/pharmaceutical engineering unit operations ensuring a thorough understanding of the principles of unit operation and the appropriate theory. The course includes experiment design and development, experimental execution, data analysis, skills development in oral presentation, technical report writing, and team-building. The experiments are designed to illustrate the principles of transport theory, fluid and particle mechanics, separation processes, heat transfer, process dynamics and control, and kinetics and reactor design (for pharmaceutical engineering students, principles of pharmaceutical engineering and pharmaceutical unit operations). The experimental skills developed from this course will be applied to the 4th-year research project. Lectures cover laboratory safety, report writing and introductory error analysis.
Course Coordinator: Dr Jason Connor
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 Demonstrate skills in safe operation of laboratory equipment; 2 Analyse experimental data and observed phenomena; 3 Communicate experimental findings through formal written reports in high quality, and communicate with other team members; 4 Further understand the engineering principles of each unit operation; and 5 Work as part of a team in a mature and professional manner.
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 1.4 1.5 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6
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)
1-5 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
1-5 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
1-5 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1-5 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1-5 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
Online LearningA range of online resources will be provided via MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
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The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Activity Contact Hours Workload Hours Lectures 4 8 Laboratory projects 36 36 Project reports 3 48 Interviews 2 6 TOTAL 45 98
Learning Activities SummaryTopic 1: Kinetics
· Indirect Measurement of Rate
Topic 2: Heat Transfer
· Natural Convective Heat Transfer: Melting Ice Experiment
· Transient Forced Convection
Topic 3: Separation Processes
· Batch Distillation
· Gas Absorption
Topic 4: Fluid Mechanics
· Compressible Flow
· Gas-Liquid Flow
· Packed Column
Topic 5: Fluid & Particle Mechanics
Topic 6: Process Control
· Level control
Topic 7: Pharmaceutical Engineering
· Protein Precipitation
· Cell Disruption
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Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes 6 Interviews 20 Individual Formative Weeks 2-12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 2 Preliminary reports 10 Individual Formative Weeks 2-12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 2 Major reports 60 Individual Summative Weeks 2-12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Peer assessment 10 Individual Summative Weeks 2-12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Total 100
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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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