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CHNG3806: Management of Industrial Systems (2015 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||CHNG3806: Management of Industrial Systems (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering|
A/Prof White, Don
|Session options:||Semester 2|
|Versions for this Unit:|
|Pre-Requisites:||CHNG2801 AND CHNG2802 AND CHNG2803 AND CHNG2804 AND CHNG2805 AND CHNG2806.|
|Co-Requisites:||CHNG3805 AND CHNG3807.|
|Brief Handbook Description:||Aims and Objectives: To develop an appreciation of management practice in process-led and product-driven industries; considering approaches to project management, economic evaluation of processes, risk assessment and decision making; to develop the requisite tools to support above; to consider approaches to innovation and entrepreneurship; to consider all this in the context of different scales of operation - from single process, to business unit, to enterprise, and across supply and value chains; to support this analysis through real-problem case studies and projects.
By the end of this unit of study a student should be competent in: preparing a resume for use in employment applications; developing project work plans in conjunction with project management schedules; performing economic evaluations of projects, plans and processes; performing qualitative risk assessments of projects, plans and processes; exploring optimisation of complex processes under risk and uncertainty, covering unit operations, business units, enterprises and value chains.
|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 information.|
A/Prof White, Don
Co lecturer Nancy (Shuosi) Wang
Anup Kumar Roy email@example.com
Xing Huang firstname.lastname@example.org
Sahar Biglari email@example.com
|T&L Activities:||Independent Study: Projects and self assisted learning.|
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|Perform a quantitative risk assessment assignment.||Design (Level 2)|
|Conduct a Rapid Ranking assessment of a project - to demonstrate Qualitative Hazard analysis. Participate in a Hazard and Operability study to demonstrate an understanding of the application of HAZOP.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)|
|Handle and interpret data and information from disparate sources through many of the assignments.||Information Seeking (Level 2)|
|Contribute to teams with students drawn from different nationalities (multicultural awareness) in the Rapid Ranking and Hazop exercises.
Submit a professional resume.
|Communication (Level 2)|
|Prepare a resume suitable for the job placement activity. Prepare an appropriate cover letter to demonstrate an understanding of how to approach the process of applying for professional placements. Demonstrate a professional approach in email communication and assignment hand ins.
Experience different table arrangements for meetings and appreciate the befits of various arrangements.
|Professional Conduct (Level 2)|
|Use MS Project to demonsteate the value of project work plans. Using Gannt charts.||Project and Team Skills (Level 2)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Project and Team Skills (Level 2)
Note that assessment weightings below indicate relative proportions of required time and effort only, not the value of marks received. Grading in this unit is criterion-based which means that all assessment criteria must be met in order to pass the unit. All assessment items must be successfully completed.
The assessments are aimed at establishing competency.
The CV and cover letter will need to be to a standard that makes you ready to apply for a job.
The skills in rapid ranking and Hazop are taught by practical experience.
The project management assignment checks that you have developed familiarity with the use of Microsoft project or equivalent software.
The quantitative risk assessment and economic evaluation assessments check that you have understood the concepts and can apply them.
|Assessment Feedback:||For the hand ins this will be by comments on your work.
For the group assignments this will be by interactive feedback on the day
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||intro to Project Management + CV Writing|
|Assessment Due: Submit CV and cover Letter|
|Week 2||Project Management|
|Assessment Due: Project Management assignment|
|Week 3||Major Incidents|
|Assessment Due: Class Exercise in Rapid Ranking|
|Week 4||Rapid Ranking|
|Week 5||Week in Industry|
|Assessment Due: Class Exercise in Hazop technique|
|Week 6||Quantitative Risk asessment|
|Week 7||Risk Management|
|Assessment Due: Quantitative Risk Assessment|
|Week 9||Cost Estimation and economies of Scale|
|Week 10||Forecasting, Depreciation, Tax|
|Week 11||Economic Evaluation of Projects|
|Week 12||MultiObjective Optimisations|
|Assessment Due: Economic Evaluation and Optimisation Assignment|
|Week 13||Environmental Assessment Preparation|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Project and Team Skills (Level 2)||Yes||75%|
|Design (Level 2)||Yes||0%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)||Yes||15%|
|Information Seeking (Level 2)||Yes||0%|
|Communication (Level 2)||Yes||0%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 2)||Yes||10%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.