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Unit of study_

Chemical and Biological Processes - CHNG9303

Year - 2018

This is a project based unit of study where students will work in small teams through three project-driven case studies covering a range of design scenarios, from the domain of chemical and biological processes. This course runs in parallel with CHNG9301 and CHNG9302, and the projects allow the students to demonstrate their knowledge of process modelling, the design of rate and equilibrium processes, the control of chemical processes and the practical and commercial aspects of design. Projects include designing equipment such as fermenters, reactors, distillation columns and heat exchangers, determining the optimal operating conditions for individual items of equipment, estimating the operating costs of processes, designing small flowsheets and designing simple control systems. By the end of this unit students will be proficient in estimating the feasibility of processes, desigining individual items of equipment and designing small flowsheets.

Project Work - in class

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

Assumed knowledge
Ability to conduct mass and energy balances, and the integration of these concepts to solve real chemical engineering problems. Ability to understand basic principles of physical chemistry, physics and mechanics. Ability to use mathematics of calculus (including vector calculus) and linear algebra, and carry out computations with MATLAB and MS EXCEL. Ability to read widely outside of the technical literature, and to synthesise arguments based on such literature Ability to write coherent reports and essays based on qualitative and quantitative information.


(CHNG9201 OR CHNG5701) AND (CHNG9202 OR CHNG5702) AND (CHNG9204 OR CHNG5704)


CHNG3803 OR CHNG5803


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

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