CHNG5116: Foundation of Chemical Engineering Design B (2014 - Semester 2)

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Unit: CHNG5116: Foundation of Chemical Engineering Design B (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: A/Prof White, Don
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Site(s) for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: CHNG5112.
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 this 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: Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core chemical engineering UoS in second and third years, or their equivalent, have been successfully completed.
Lecturer/s: A/Prof White, Don
Timetable: CHNG5116 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 1 13
2 Tutorial 1 13
3 Independent Study 1 13
T&L Activities: Tutorial: Project Work - in class and tutorial sessions

Independent Study: Partly work in Group and Partly as individual research, development of ideas, report writing, and review

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
‘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) Design (Level 5)
‘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)
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. The ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Report Presentation - both hard copy and electronic 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 3)

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 5)
1. Ability to evaluate process alternatives at the specific level including improvement and optimisation.
2. Detailed equipment design and costing.
3. Overall economic assessment of alternatives.
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)
4. Application of hazard assessment and hazard operability studies.
5. Environmental impact assessment (including Site specific analysis).
6. Project financial analysis.
7. Impact of process control on flowsheet operation.
8. Appreciating advanced topics related to designing chemical processes and associated technological developments.
Communication (Level 3)
9. Ability to clearly present the results from both individual and group work in oral/written formats.
Project and Team Skills (Level 4)
10. Opportunity for Group Leaders to develop skills and for team members to develop skills in team assignments.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Project No 20.00 Week 13 2, 6, 7, 8, 9,
2 Project Yes 80.00 Week 13 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
3 Presentation/Seminar No 0.00 Week 13 9,
Assessment Description: Project: Individual Projects

Project: Group work contribution, group report and presentations

Presentation/Seminar: Vivas
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
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.
Prescribed Text/s: Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
Recommended Reference/s: 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 Description
Week 1 General Design
Week 2 General Design
Week 3 Individual design work
Week 4 Individual design work
Week 5 Individual design hand in
Week 6 P and I D Hand in
Week 7 Break - to allow focus on Thesis
Week 8 Break - to allow focus on Thesis
Week 9 Break - to allow focus on Thesis
Week 10 HAZOP + review of Design
Week 11 Report 4 Hand in
Week 12 Report 5 - Economics - Hand in
Week 13 Final Report Hand In
Design Dinner
Vivas
Assessment Due: Project
Assessment Due: Project
Assessment Due: Presentation/Seminar
STUVAC (Week 14) Well earned break
Exam Period No Examination

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical & Biomolecular) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Graduate Certificate in Engineering 2011
Graduate Diploma in Engineering 2011

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Design (Level 5) Yes 28%
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4) Yes 52%
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4) No 0%
Information Seeking (Level 3) Yes 0%
Communication (Level 3) Yes 12%
Professional Conduct (Level 3) Yes 0%
Project and Team Skills (Level 4) No 8%

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.