CHEM ENG 4056 - Process Design IV

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2023

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 a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the wider engineering context integrated with the chemical process, by being aware and appreciate the complexity, interaction and integration of the processes, systems and products;
    2 Identify the importance of the technical requirements of the design processes and methodologies, by efficiently and effectively sourcing the literature relevant to the design problem;
    3 Justify and verify the realism of the chosen front-end engineering design through synthesis, innovation and creativity, and work with constraints and multiple objectives, including incomplete and contradictory information;
    4 Perform calculations and overall balances (mass, heat, energy), flow- and equipment specification data sheeting;
    5 Review of available physical and chemical data while maintaining appropriate documentation and record keeping;
    6 Work in and manage a team in a professional and ethical manner, include undertaking leadership where appropriate; and
    7 Communicate and interact with all levels of stakeholders, and be able to effectively and concisely explain the outcomes of the design project by defending the design chosen and decisions made.
     
    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)

    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

    A range of resources will be provided via MyUni.

    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
    Industry seminars 12
    1-on-1/Small Group Tutoring 10 15
    Technology/literature search & calculations 100
    Report writing 35
    Oral preparation 5
    TOTAL 32 155
    * Variable; can be more or less depending on stage of project, availability of data and subject to group/individual performances.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Refer to Assessment Tasks

  • 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 date(s)*
    Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes
    Reports (2x) 85a Group/Individual Summative 6/04; 2/06 To be confirmed 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7
    Oral Presentation 15a Group/individual Summative 6/06 - 7/06 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7
    Compliances 0 Individual Formative throughout the semester 5. 6. 7
    Industry Seminars 0 Individual Formative as advised 7
    Total 100
    * Subject to minor changes.
    a Total individual weighting for the assessment tasks in the course is 60%.
     

    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 50% has been granted.

    Assessment Detail
    The assessment will contain:

    Two group reports
    (containing individual and group components) will be submitted to the project academic supervisor and assessors for review. It will contain a comprehesive, in-depth literature review and technology analysis of the design processing plant. A complete mass balance (and heat/energy balance - subject to availability of data/detail), block, process and utlity flow diagrams, and initial economic evaluation of the front end engineering design (FEED) of the plant will be required. Engagement with a professional industry mentor throughout the project will be required to ensure the practical and realistic design of the plant.
    The pre-feasibility study of the FEED of the plant will be presented at the semester in the form of a group oral presentation to your peers, academic supervisor, industry mentor and other stakeholders.
    Submission

    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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