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CHNG1108: Introduction to Chemical Engineering (2019 - Semester 1)

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Unit: CHNG1108: Introduction to Chemical Engineering (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Junior
Faculty/School: School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: A/Prof Liu, Zongwen
Session options: Semester 1
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Prohibitions: ENGG1800 OR CIVL1900 OR MECH1560 OR AERO1560 OR AMME1960 OR BMET1960 OR MTRX1701 OR ENGG1960.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit introduces students to the profession of chemical engineering. It gives students an appreciation of the variety of the chemical and process industries, their history, the economic importance and the scale of their operations both in Australia and globally. The unit comprises lectures by our academics and industrial leaders as guest lectures. The tutorials include writing of essays, project design, a lab practice and a visit to an industry site.
Assumed Knowledge: HSC Mathematics and Chemistry
Lecturer/s: A/Prof Liu, Zongwen
Dr Chandrawati, Rona
Tutor/s: Yi Hui Lau (ylau9461@uni.sydney.edu.au)

Naveed Aziz Khan (nkha6211@uni.sydney.edu.au)
Timetable: CHNG1108 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 1.00 1 13
2 Tutorial 2.00 1 12
3 Laboratory 3.00 1 2
T&L Activities: Lecture: 1 weekly lecture

Tutorial: 2-hour weekly tutorial. Students will discuss and solve various problems relevant to the topics of the lecture and conduct mini design project and group presentation.

Laboratory: Groups will be allocated and each group will conduct 2 practicals.

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.

(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 1)
1. Develop the ability to write and critique short engineering reports
(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 1)
2. Learn to work in small groups
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 1)
3. Recognise the roles and potential career paths of chemical engineers
(4) Design (Level 1)
4. Recognise the size and scope of the process industries
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Tutorials Yes 30.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4,
2 Laboratory Yes 30.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2,
3 Personal Reflection No 40.00 Week 13 1, 3, 4,
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 Lecture: Introduction to the Chemical and Process Industries
Week 2 Lecture: What do Chemical Engineers Do?
Tutorial: Group Essay and Peer Marking
Lab: Virtual Plant 1
Week 3 Lecture: Chemical Industry Talk 1
Tutorial: Group Essay and Peer Marking
Lab: Virtual Plant 2
Week 4 Lecture: Chemical Industry Talk 2
Tutorial: Group Essay and Peer Marking
Lab: Virtual Plant 3
Week 5 Lecture: Chemical Industry Talk 3
Tutorial: Group Essay and Peer Marking
Lab: Virtual Plant 4
Week 6 Lecture: Chemical Industry Talk 4
Tutorial: Group Essay and Peer Marking
Lab: Experiment 1
Week 7 Lecture: Chemical Industry Talk 5
Tutorial: Group Essay and Peer Marking
Lab: Experiment 2
Week 8 Tutorial: Group Essay and Peer Marking
Lab: Experiment 3
Lecture: Chemical Industry Talk 6
Week 9 Lecture: Chemical Industry Talk 7
Tutorial: Group Essay and Peer Marking
Lab: Experiment 4
Week 10 Tutorial: Group Essay and Peer Marking
Week 11 Lecture: Chemical Industry Talk 8
Tutorial: Group Essay and Peer Marking
Week 12 Lecture: Chemical Industry Talk 9
Tutorial: Group Essay and Peer Marking
Week 13 Lecture: Course Revision
Tutorial: Personal Reflection
Assessment Due: Personal Reflection

Course Relations

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

Course Year(s) Offered
Chemical & Biomolecular 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Chemical & Biomolecular Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Course Goals

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

Attribute Practiced Assessed
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 1) No 32.5%
(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 1) No 22.5%
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 1) No 0%
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 1) No 17.5%
(4) Design (Level 1) No 27.5%
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 1) No 0%
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 1) No 0%
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 1) No 0%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 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.