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CHNG3803: Chemical/Biological Process Design (2016 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||CHNG3803: Chemical/Biological Process Design (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering|
Dr Kavanagh, John
|Session options:||Semester 1|
|Versions for this Unit:|
|Pre-Requisites:||CHNG2801 AND CHNG2802 AND CHNG2803 AND CHNG2804 AND CHNG2805 AND CHNG2806.|
|Co-Requisites:||CHNG3801 AND CHNG3802.|
|Brief Handbook Description:||This is a project based unit of study where students will work in small teams through three project-driven case studies covering a range of design scenarios, from the domain of chemical and biological processes. This course runs in parallel with CHNG3801 and CHNG3802, and the projects allow the students to demonstrate their kowledge of process modelling, the design of rate and equilibrium processes, the control of chemical processesand 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 small flowsheets and designing simple control systems. By the end of this unit students will be proficient in estimating the feasibility of processes, desigining individual items of equipment and designing small flowsheets.|
|Assumed Knowledge:||Ability to conduct mass and energy balances, and the integration of these concepts to solve real chemical engineering problems. 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.|
Dr Gomes, Vincent
Dr Kavanagh, John
|T&L Activities:||Project Work - in class: Workshops
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 apply theory to practice in both “closed” and “open ended” problem situations through critical judgement. Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution. Ability to utilise a systems approach to design and operational performance. Ability to comprehend the broad picture and thus work with an appropriate level of detail.||Design (Level 3)|
|Technical skills and knowledge in applying design and analysis for control and optimisation||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)|
|Ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals in the context of chemical, biological and industrial systems.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)|
|Ability to identify, access and organise knowledge in both written and oral English. Ability to use appropriate technology in furthering all skills. Ability to demonstrate critical and generic thinking skills.||Information Seeking (Level 3)|
|Ability to communicate knowledge in technical reports and engineering drawings||Communication (Level 3)|
|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 3)
Project: 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: Project 2 is assessed on detailed design calculations and drawings of a major unit operation. Individual marks are determined based on the quality and quantity of student work.
Project: Project 3 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.
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 learnt in this course to new problems.
|Assessment Feedback:||Formative feedback is given midway through each Project.
Written Feedback is given on each group project.
|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: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
|Note on Resources:||Project Descriptions, handouts, web resources|
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||Project 1: Biological system design & analysis|
|Week 2||Project 1: Biological system design & analysis|
|Week 3||Project 1: Biological system design & analysis|
|Week 4||Project 1: Biological system design & analysis|
|Assessment Due: Project|
|Week 5||Project 2: Systems analysis and design of process systems|
|Week 6||Project 2: Systems analysis and design of process systems|
|Week 7||Project 2: Systems analysis and design of process systems|
|Week 8||Project 2: Systems analysis and design of process systems|
|Assessment Due: Project|
|Week 9||Project 3: Process and product design and systems analysis|
|Week 10||Project 3: Process and product design and systems analysis|
|Week 11||Project 3: Process and product design and systems analysis|
|Week 12||Project 3: Process and product design and systems analysis|
|Assessment Due: Project|
|Week 13||Project 3: Process and product design and systems analysis|
|Exam Period||Assessment Due: Final Exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 3)||Yes||21.53%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)||Yes||21.53%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)||Yes||21.53%|
|Information Seeking (Level 3)||Yes||14.93%|
|Communication (Level 3)||Yes||9.03%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 1)||Yes||2.43%|
|Project and Team Skills (Level 3)||No||9.03%|
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.