This unit of study is designed to give students experience at solving complex, interesting, real world engineering problems, by applying theoretical and experimental principles learnt during their studies. During the unit of study students will be required to work on three project-driven case studies covering a range of design scenarios, from the domain of particulate products, entrepreneurial ventures (business "start ups", ethics and product value chains. This unit of study is a concurrent requirement for the concept and enabling technology courses running in parallel in the same semester. By the end of the unit of study students should be proficient at developing a strategy for taking a product development idea from concept to commercial artefact - with a comprehensive appreciation of economic arguments, underlying uncertainties (and how to mitigate these), and consideration of trade-offs inherent in this development. They should also be able to apply design and analysis tools for the synthesis of particulate products leading to the manufacture of a preferred product at pilot scale and be able to develop a strategy for the design and analysis of extended business enterprises. A key aspect of the unit of study is that students demonstrate these outcomes in project mode. The three projects in the unit of study address "issues of scale" of chemical and biomolecular engineering, from molecular to macro-systems levels.
Lectures, Workgroups, Project Work - in class, Project Work - own time
Through semester assessment (100%)
Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core chemical engineering units in second year have been successfully completed.
CHNG2801; CHNG2802; CHNG2803; CHNG2804; CHNG2805; CHNG2806Co-requisites