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CHNG3803: Chemical/Biological Process Design (2018 - Semester 1)

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Unit: CHNG3803: Chemical/Biological Process Design (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Senior
Faculty/School: School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Mammucari, Raffaella
Session options: Semester 1
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: CHNG2801 AND CHNG2803 AND CHNG2804 AND ((CHNG2802 AND CHNG2805 AND CHNG2806) OR AMME2960).
Co-Requisites: CHNG3801 AND CHNG3802.
Brief Handbook Description: This is a project based unit of study where students will work in small teams through two project-driven case studies covering design scenarios including chemical and biological processes. This course runs in parallel with CHNG3801 and CHNG3802, and the projects allow the students to demonstrate their knowledge of process modelling, the design of rate and equilibrium processes, the control of chemical processes and the practical and commercial aspects of design. Projects include designing equipment such as fermenters, reactors, distillation columns and heat exchangers, determining the optimal operating conditions for individual items of equipment, estimating the operating costs of processes, designing flowsheets and designing simple control systems. By the end of this unit students will be proficient in estimating the feasibility of processes, designing individual items of equipment and designing small flowsheets.
Assumed Knowledge: Enrollment in this unit of study assumes that all core chemical engineering units in second year have been successfully completed.
Lecturer/s: Mammucari, Raffaella
She, Qianhong
Timetable: CHNG3803 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Independent Study 4.00 4 13
2 Project Work - in class 4.00 2 13
T&L Activities: Independent Study: self-directed learning, research & Inquiry.

Project Work - in class during tutorial times

Discussions

Lectures

Collaborative Workshop

Peer feedback sessions

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
Developing process models. Solution Development and Testing (Level 3)
Researching a bio-chemical process. Broad-Based Inquiry & Research (Level 3)
Writing project reports, providing peer feedback, presenting orally Professsional Communication (Level 3)
Group projects, reflection on group work Creative Team Culture (Level 3)

For explanation of attributes and levels see CBE Learning Outcomes Progression Framework.

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.

Industrial Process Design (Core Chemical Engineering Part 2) (Level 3)
1. Apply design and analyze tools for the design, control and optimization of chemical and biological process
2. Explain and apply the principles underpinning process design
3. Develop strategies for integrated process design applied to the production of chemical and biological products
4. Undertake inquiry and knowledge development within the context of problem-based learning in a knowledge-intensive professional environment
5. Communicate effectively in writing, graphically, and orally
6. Identify interactions between engineering design and the wider context, including social, economic, ethical, commercial, and sustainability implications
7. Work effectively in team to achieve the project objectives
Chemical Engineering Applications (Core Chemical Engineering Part 3) (Level 3)
8. Explain and apply specific knowledge related to project topics
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Project Yes 18.00 Week 8 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
2 Project Yes 16.00 Week 13 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
3 Mid session exam No 20.00 Week 9 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8,
5 Final Exam No 40.00 Exam Period 1, 2, 3, 4,
6 7-minutes papers No 2.00 Multiple Weeks 4, 5, 6,
7 Presenation - peer feedback No 4.00 Multiple Weeks 2, 5, 6,
Assessment Description: Projects

Project 1 is assessed on a written report produced by the students working as a group. The topic of the project is typically a bio commodity process, where the students need to develop a process model consisting of a set of differential equations, estimate the production cost and potential market for the product in question. Individual marks are determined based on the quality and quantity of student work.

Project 2 is assessed on a written report produced by the students working in a group. The topic is typically petrochemical and the students need to develop a process flowsheet, develop and overall mass and energy balance and may be required to design a unit operation in detail.

For both projects, marks are awarded based on performance in associate subtasks. For example, the submission of a draft report is required for both projects. An additional graded activity (the collaborative workshop) is associated to project 1. Individual marks are calculated based on the marks awarded to the report and on peer evaluation of contribution to team work.

Exams

Mid-session exam: The mid-session exam will test the student`s ability to solve questions of a similar nature to the projects, and to apply the techniques learnt in this course to new problems. It is intended both as a summative and formative task.

Final Exam: The final exam will test the student`s ability to solve questions of a similar nature to the projects, and to apply the techniques learnt in this course to new problems.

7-minutes paper

In-class writing activity. Students will respond to questions based on the topic covered on the day. It is a formative assessment design to encourage reflective practice. The task will be conducted twice (1 mark for each submission). Dates will be announced.

Presentation

As part of this task, students are required to present orally and provide feedbacks to at least three presenting colleagues. Presentations will cover selected aspects of project 1 and will be limited to three minutes. Students will be able to select a time for their presentation and peer feedback exercise between a series of dedicated sessions.

The unit coordinator and other teaching staff may also conduct student interviews to confirm individual marks.

Final Exam: The final exam will test the student`s ability to solve questions of a similar nature to the projects, and to apply the techniques learn in this course to new problems.

Important note:

Late submissions will incur in penalties: 10% for each day up to 5 days delay. No submission will be accepted more than 5 days later than the deadline.
Assessment Feedback: Formative feedback is given through the course. Feedback will be given orally during tutorial times mostly in form of advice/discussion about the group project. Interim (graded) submissions are scheduled for both projects and are occasion for formative feedback from peers (Project 1 – collaborative workshop) and teaching staff (Project 1 and Project 2). A feedback session has been scheduled after the Mid-Session Exam. An additional space for students to seek and receive feedback in the on-line forum.
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.
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.
Library e-Reserve: Please check the Library e-Reserve site for additional course resources.
Note on Resources: Project Descriptions, handouts, web resources

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Course Relations

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

Course Year(s) Offered
Chemical & Biomolecular (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Biomedical - Chemical and Biomolecular Major 2015
Chemical & Biomolecular 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular / Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular / Science 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular/Science (Health) 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular / Law 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018
Biomedical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018
Biomedical 2016, 2017, 2018

Course Goals

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

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Industrial Process Design (Core Chemical Engineering Part 2) (Level 3) No 93.07%
Chemical Engineering Applications (Core Chemical Engineering Part 3) (Level 3) No 6.94%
Problem Identification and Analysis (Level 3) No 0%
Solution Development and Testing (Level 3) Yes 0%
Broad-Based Inquiry & Research (Level 3) Yes 0%
Professsional Communication (Level 3) Yes 0%
Creative Team Culture (Level 3) Yes 0%

These goals are selected from CBE Learning Outcomes Progression Framework which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See CBE Learning Outcomes Progression Framework 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.