CHNG5112: Foundation of Chemical Engineering Design A (2014 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||CHNG5112: Foundation of Chemical Engineering Design A (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering|
A/Prof White, Don
|Session options:||Semester 1|
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|Site(s) for this Unit:|
|Pre-Requisites:||CHNG5801 AND CHNG5802 AND CHNG5805 AND CHNG5806.|
|Brief Handbook Description:||In the overall design process, chemical engineers must clearly understand the (often complex) interactions and trade-offs that occur between technical, economic, social and environmental considerations. This UoS builds on concepts in each of these areas introduced in previous years but with an emphasis on their successful integration within a comprehensive design activity.
This design activity is spread over two UoS (Chemical Engineering Design A and B) run in first and second semester. The primary aim in the first UoS is to consider the technical issues - with an emphasis on creating and evaluating a range of alternative options that exist at both the unit operation and complete flowsheet levels. The primary emphasis in the subsequent UoS is on evaluating how non-technical considerations affect the final process design and its operation.
In addition to the above fundamentals, there will be considerable time spent during the semester on advanced topics related to designing chemical processes and associated technological developments.
|Assumed Knowledge:||Enrollment in this unit of study assumes that all core chemical engineering UoS in second and third years, or their equivalent, have been successfully completed.|
|Department Permission||Department permission is required for enrollment in this session.|
Dr Kavanagh, John
A/Prof White, Don
|T&L Activities:||Independent Study: Students are expected to spend about 3-4 hours of 'self-learning' outside the specified contact periods.
Site Visit: Possible half day site visit (depending upon the subject matter from year to year)
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|
|Apply design approach to a specific assignment||Design (Level 4)|
|‘Vertical knowledge integration’ from an understanding of basic engineering concepts, through their application to unit operations, to their integration into a coherent process flowsheet. Development of an integrated suite of problem-solving skills needed to successfully handle novel (and previously unseen) engineering situations. Use of Process Flow sheet software packages as tools (Hysys and /or VGSim)||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)|
|Use of specific Chemical Engineering disciples to apply analysis and synthesis to the assignment posed. Will invoke a varied suite of fundamentals depending upon the nature of the assignment.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)|
|Ability to independently research new areas and be critical of what is found.||Information Seeking (Level 3)|
|Presentation of Material in Reports, Process Flow Diagrams, Mass and Energy Balances, etc, in a manner which is professional and understandable||Communication (Level 3)|
|Professionalism in terms of taking responsibility for the results of their calculations and recommendations.
Development of self-directed learning skills including the ability to critically assess one’s own performance in a constructive fashion.
|Professional Conduct (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.Design (Level 4)
Quiz: Tutorials and quizes.
Report: Group work and one major report
Assignment: One preliminary report for Assignment #2
|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.
|Online Course Content:||Web CT|
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||Hand out Assignment, Introduction,|
|Week 2||Hysys Tutorial, Preliminary Flowsheet|
|Week 3||Site Visit|
|Week 4||PFD and Mass Balance hand in|
|Week 5||Rapid Ranking|
|Week 6||Improve Flowsheet , Freeze PID, Hazop|
|Week 7||Detailed equipment design and preliminary costing|
|Week 8||Control and Write Up|
|Week 9||Hand in Report and QUIZ|
|Assessment Due: Quiz|
|Assessment Due: Report|
|Week 10||Assignment 2 briefing|
|Week 11||Preliminary Report + Business Case|
|Week 12||Report Section 1 Hand In + General Design start|
|Assessment Due: Assignment|
|Week 13||On going|
|STUVAC (Week 14)||General Design|
|Exam Period||General Design|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
|Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical & Biomolecular)||2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014|
|Graduate Certificate in Engineering||2011|
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Project and Team Skills (Level 3)||No||0%|
|Design (Level 4)||Yes||37%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)||Yes||27%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)||Yes||0%|
|Information Seeking (Level 3)||Yes||0%|
|Communication (Level 3)||Yes||12.33%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 2)||Yes||23.67%|
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.