CHEM ENG 1011 - Introduction to Process Modelling
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code CHEM ENG 1011 Course Introduction to Process Modelling Coordinating Unit School of Chemical Engineering 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 Incompatible CHEM ENG 1008 Assumed Knowledge CHEM ENG 1007 Course Description The course will be focused on developing modelling skills in the process engineering context. In particular, it will introduce and develop the skill of transforming a physical description of unit operations and processes covered in CHEM ENG 1007 - Introduction to Process Engineering into models and then solving them using analytical and software tools. A problem-based learning approach will be adopted to ensure the skills are well developed in the process engineering context.
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 Understand how to solve chemical engineering problems using computers; 2 Gain specific knowledge of Excel and MATLAB software packages; 3 Perform statistical analysis of engineering data using Excel and MATLAB; 4 Apply least squared fitting and learn how to develop engineering models; 5 Use Excel and MATLAB to solve simple mass and energy balances; and 6 Use Excel and MATLAB to solve basic chemical and biochemical engineering problems.
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 2.1 2.2
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)
1-6 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
W. J. Palm III, Introduction to Matlab 7 for Engineers, McGrawHill, 2005.
R. V. Dukkipati, MATLAB: An Introduction with Applications, Chapter 1 (e-resource through Barr Smith Library website), New Age International, 2010.
M. B Cutlip and S. Mordechai, Problem Solving in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering with POLYMATH, Excel, and MATLAB, Prentice Hall, 2007.
Online LearningA range of online resources will be provided via MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesA combination of lectures and computer labs will be used for the delivery of this course.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Activity Contact hours Workload hours Lectures 22 44 Tutorials/ Computer Labs 18 36 In-class quizzes 4 8 Final examination 3 6 TOTAL 47 94
Learning Activities SummaryTopic 1: Algorithms
Topic 2: Introduction to Excel
Topic 3: Statistical analysis using Excel
Topic 4: Regression analysis using Excel
Topic 5: Algebraic equations using Excel
Topic 6: Introduction to MATLAB
Topic 7: Algebraic equations using MATLAB
Topic 8: Regression analysis using MATLAB
Topic 9: Statistical analysis using MATLAB
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Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes Weekly Tutorials 20 Individual Formative Weeks 2-12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 2 In class tests 20 Individual Formative Weeks 4, 10 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Final Exam 60 Individual Summative 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 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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