CHEM ENG 4056 - Process Design IV

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022

This course involves a small group of students working as a team to design a nominated chemical or bioprocessing manufacturing plant. The tasks include the study of the available processes (or the development of innovative systems), process and utility selection, calculation of material and energy balances, preparation of flow sheets and drawings of the plant layout, and simple economic analysis. A thorough synthesis of the literature is included and involves communication of the pre-feasibility study and front end design in a design report and oral presentation.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CHEM ENG 4056
    Course Process Design IV
    Coordinating Unit School of Chemical Eng and Advanced Materials(Ina)
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Minimum of 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites CHEM ENG 2010, CHEM ENG 3030
    Corequisites CHEM ENG 4034
    Assumed Knowledge Successful completion of CHEM ENG 2014, CHEM ENG 2015, CHEM ENG 3033, CHEM ENG 3034, CHEM ENG 3035
    Course Description This course involves a small group of students working as a team to design a nominated chemical or bioprocessing manufacturing plant. The tasks include the study of the available processes (or the development of innovative systems), process and utility selection, calculation of material and energy balances, preparation of flow sheets and drawings of the plant layout, and simple economic analysis. A thorough synthesis of the literature is included and involves communication of the pre-feasibility study and front end design in a design report and oral presentation.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Diana Tran

    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 Demonstrate understanding of research ethics, and health & safety in the research context;
    2 Explain the scientific method and its rational;
    3 Form well-posed research questions and hypothesis;
    4 Identify efficiently and effectively the literature relevant to a research question;
    5 Design a plausible approach to addressing a research question;
    6 Develop a suitable plan to address a research question;
    7 Prepare a sound and engaging research proposal;
    8 Prepare an effective poster reporting research findings; and
    9 Maintain appropriate research records.

     
    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   2.2   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)

    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.

    2,3,4,5,6,9

    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.

    2-7

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.

    7-9

    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.

    5,6,7,9

    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.

    1

    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

    1
  • Learning Resources
    Recommended Resources
    Reference Books

    Bock P 2001, Getting It Right, Academic Press.

    Booth WC, Colomb GG, Williams JM 2008, The Craft of Research, 3rd edition, The University of Chicago Press.

    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, seminars and one-on-one or small group tutoring by academic & research staff.

    Workload

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

    Activity Contact Hours Non-contact Hours
    Lectures 12 24
    Research seminars 4 4
    1-on-1/Small Group Tutoring 12
    Literature research 60
    Proposal writing 24
    Poster preparation 8
    TOTAL 28 132
    Learning Activities Summary
    Topic 1: The Research Process
    The scientific method; framing research questions & hypotheses; design and planning of research; research proposal development; record keeping; ethics; health & safety.

    Topic 2: Searching and Using the Literature
    Search strategies; hands-on use of bibliographic databases; use of literature resources, both off- and on-line; Endnote; citing sources.

    Topic 3: Communication of Research Findings
    Preparation of: literature review, poster, dissertation, and various forms of papers.

  • 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 0 Individual formative Week 6 1. 2. 6.
    Literature review 30 Group/individual Summative Week 5 2. 3. 4. 5.
    Review poster 25 Group/individual Summative Week 8 8.
    Notebook 5 Individual Summative Week 8 9.
    Student performance 10 Individual Summative as advised
    Research proposal 30 Group/individual Summative Week 12 5. 6. 7.
    Seminars 0 Group Summative as advised
    Total 100
    * The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
     

    In accordance with the Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy, Procedure 1a. i: An exemption from the stated requirement that group assessment activities total no more than 30% has been granted.

    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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