CHNG5703: Foundations of Energy and Fluid Systems (2014 - Semester 1)

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Unit: CHNG5703: Foundations of Energy and Fluid Systems (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Prof Langrish, Timothy
Session options: Semester 1
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Prohibitions: CHNG2803.
Brief Handbook Description: To recognise that chemical engineers are involved in creation of products and processes, in manipulating complex systems, and in managing technical operations

To develop an appreciation of the practical application of concepts and tools to real design problems in the process, product and service sectors in which chemical engineers are engaged.

To consider this through three project-driven case studies covering a range of integrated analysis scenarios, from the domain of energy and fluid systems.

In addition, there will be considerable time spent during the semester on advanced topics related to energy and fluid systems and associated technological developments.
Assumed Knowledge: CHEM1101 AND CHEM1102 AND CHNG1103 AND MATH1001 AND MATH1002 AND MATH1003 AND MATH1005. 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
Lecturer/s: Prof Langrish, Timothy
Timetable: CHNG5703 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Project Work - in class 8.00 2 12

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
Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution.
Ability to comprehend the broad picture and thus work with an appropriate level of detail.
Design (Level 1)
Ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals in the context of chemical, biological and industrial systems. Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 1)
Ability to apply theory to practice in both “closed” and “open ended” problem situations through critical judgement.
Ability to utilise a systems approach to design and operational performance.
Ability to demonstrate critical and generic thinking skills.
Being able to handle and interpret data and information from disparate sources.
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 1)
Ability to use appropriate technology in furthering all skills. Information Seeking (Level 1)
Ability to identify, access, organise and communicate knowledge in both written and oral English. Communication (Level 1)
Appreciation of wider engineering context, including social, economic, ethical and commercial implications of industry practice in the context of sustainability. Professional Conduct (Level 1)

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 1)
1. Being able to interrogate such networks in search of optimum operating conditions.
2. Being able to suggest design improvements to the component parts of such networks as part of process improvement.
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 1)
3. Being able to decompose fluid and energy networks into their component parts, understanding the functionality of each of these components, and characterising the performance of the network in terms of both component and system-wide variables.
4. Understanding the tools of process analysis pertinent to such systems.
5. Appreciating advanced topics related to energy and fluid systems and associated technological developments.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Project Yes 25.00 Week 7 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
2 Project Yes 25.00 Week 12 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
3 Final Exam No 50.00 Exam Period 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
Assessment Description: Project: Project 2

Project: Project 1
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.

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 • Fluid Mechanics
• Energy Balances
• Advanced topics related to fluid and energy issues in process design, and the associated technological developments.
Introduction to following key topics (used in Project 1):
Week 2 Exploration of the following key topics (used in Project 1):
• Energy Balances
• Fluid Mechanics
• Advanced topics related to fluid and energy issues in process design, and the associated technological developments.
Week 3 Exploration of the following key topics (used in Project 1):
• Advanced topics related to fluid and energy issues in process design, and the associated technological developments.
• Fluid Mechanics
• Energy Balances
Week 4 Exploration of the following key topics (used in Project 1):
• Advanced topics related to fluid and energy issues in process design, and the associated technological developments.
• Fluid Mechanics
• Energy Balances
Week 5 Exploration of the following key topics (used in Project 1):
• Advanced topics related to fluid and energy issues in process design, and the associated technological developments.
• Fluid Mechanics
• Energy Balances
Week 6 Exploration of the following key topics (used in Project 1):
• Advanced topics related to fluid and energy issues in process design, and the associated technological developments.
• Fluid Mechanics
• Energy Balances
Week 7 • Heat Transfer
• Mass Transfer
• Advanced topics related to heat/mass transfer and reaction engineering issues in process design, and the associated technological developments.
Introduction to following key topics (used in Project 2):
• Reaction Engineering
Assessment Due: Project
Week 8 • Reaction Engineering
Exploration of the following key topics (used in Project 2):
• Heat Transfer
• Mass Transfer
• Advanced topics related to heat/mass transfer and reaction engineering issues in process design, and the associated technological developments.
Week 9 • Reaction Engineering
• Mass Transfer
• Advanced topics related to heat/mass transfer and reaction engineering issues in process design, and the associated technological developments.
Exploration of the following key topics (used in Project 2):
• Heat Transfer
Week 10 • Heat Transfer
• Advanced topics related to heat/mass transfer and reaction engineering issues in process design, and the associated technological developments.
• Reaction Engineering
• Mass Transfer
Exploration of the following key topics (used in Project 2):
Week 11 • Heat Transfer
• Advanced topics related to heat/mass transfer and reaction engineering issues in process design, and the associated technological developments.
• Reaction Engineering
• Mass Transfer
Exploration of the following key topics (used in Project 2):
Week 12 • Heat Transfer
• Advanced topics related to heat/mass transfer and reaction engineering issues in process design, and the associated technological developments.
• Reaction Engineering
• Mass Transfer
Exploration of the following key topics (used in Project 2):
Assessment Due: Project
Week 13 • Fluids
• Reaction Engineering
• Heat Transfer
• Mass Transfer
• Energy Balances
Review of all key topics"
Exam Period Assessment Due: Final Exam

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) 2013, 2014

Course Goals

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

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Project and Team Skills (Level 1) No 0%
Design (Level 1) Yes 40%
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 1) Yes 0%
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 1) Yes 60%
Information Seeking (Level 1) Yes 0%
Communication (Level 1) Yes 0%
Professional Conduct (Level 1) Yes 0%

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.