Skip to main content
Unit of study_

Control and Reaction Engineering - CHNG9302

Year - 2018

This unit of study has two strands: the first covers process modelling and process control while the second is concerned with reaction engineering. All industrial processes require some process monitoring and control for satisfactory operation. The first strand commences with process data management before moving on to empirical modelling. The first strand will concentrate on the role of process control covering: the development of linear models, control system analysis, the design and performance of feedback control systems, and the use of control related software. This unit demonstrates that: process control is an integral concept for any modern plant; a unified approach allows a diversity of application fields to be readily handled via a consistent approach from data analysis, though process control to process optimisation. The second strand of this unit of study focuses on the understanding of the key concepts of reaction engineering in process design. It covers reaction kinetics, stoichiometry, reactor design, multiple reaction systems, catalysis and using reaction data to estimate rate laws. The unit will allow each student to achieve and demonstrate competency through a range of individual and group-based activities. By the end of this unit a student should achieve competence in the following: process data management skills relevant to engineering (data-based modelling and data reconciliation techniques); appreciation of the role of process control in modern manufacturing; designing an appropriate feedback control system and analysing its performance for a range of process applications using both traditional and software-based techniques; appreciation of the limitations of feedback control and be able to design a range of common enhancements; appreciate the limitations that exist whenever mathematical models are used as the basis for process control; appreciate the 'vertical integration' that exists from modelling, through control, to optimisation. This unit is part of an integrated third-year program in chemical engineering. Completion of this body of work is required before a student will be permitted to move into the final-year with its emphasis on detailed design work, thesis based research and advanced engineering options.

Lectures, Tutorials

Through semester assessment (50%) and Final Exam (50%)








Faculty: Engineering and Information Technologies

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Courses that offer this unit

Non-award/non-degree study If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student. Cross-institutional study If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to undertake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.