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CHNG3806: Management of Industrial Systems (2017 - Semester 2)

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Unit: CHNG3806: Management of Industrial Systems (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Senior
Faculty/School: School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Wang, David
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: CHNG2801 AND CHNG2802 AND CHNG2803 AND CHNG2804 AND CHNG2805 AND CHNG2806.
Co-Requisites: CHNG3805 AND CHNG3807.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit of study aims to develop an appreciation of project and risk management practice of chemical process systems for chemical and process engineering. It employs a holistic approach to management covering vital concepts in project management, chemical process safety, technical risk assessment and decision making, economic evaluation and financial risk assessment, and optimum economic design.

By the end of this unit of study a student should be competent in: developing project work plans in conjunction with project management schedules; performing economic evaluations of projects, plans and processes; performing qualitative and quantitative risk assessments of projects, plans and processes; exploring optimization of complex processes under risk and uncertainty, covering unit operations, business units, enterprises and value chains.
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 information.
Lecturer/s: Dr Wang, David
Dr Ghadi, Amirali
Tutor/s: To be allocated
Timetable: CHNG3806 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
4 Lecture 2.00 1 13
5 Tutorial 3.00 2 13
6 Independent Study 13
T&L Activities: Tutorial 2 hours/week + 1 hour supplementary

Independent Study: Assignments, class exercises and self assisted learning.

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
Perform a quantitative risk assessment assignment. Design (Level 2)
Conduct a Rapid Ranking assessment of a project - to demonstrate Qualitative Hazard analysis. Participate in a Hazard and Operability study to demonstrate an understanding of the application of HAZOP. Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)
Handle and interpret data and information from disparate sources through many of the assignments. Information Seeking (Level 2)
Contribute to teams with students drawn from different nationalities (multicultural awareness) in the Rapid Ranking and HAZOP exercises.
Submit a professional resume.
Communication (Level 2)
Prepare a resume suitable for the job placement activity. Prepare an appropriate cover letter to demonstrate an understanding of how to approach the process of applying for professional placements. Demonstrate a professional approach in email communication and assignment hand ins.
Experience different table arrangements for meetings and appreciate the befits of various arrangements.
Professional Conduct (Level 2)
Use MS Project to demonsteate the value of project work plans. Using Gantt charts. Project and Team Skills (Level 2)

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.

Project and Team Skills (Level 2)
1. Be able to develop project work plans using MS Project.
2. Be able to perform qualitative risk assessment of projects using rapid ranking.
3. Be able to perform a quantitative risk assessment of projects.
4. Be able to estimate project costs from the flowsheet design.
5. Understand the economies of scale in projects.
6. Understand the implications of depreciation and tax in project costing
7. Be able to perform basic economic evaluation of projects and optimise design
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)
8. Be able to perform detailed review of process design using Hazop technique.
Professional Conduct (Level 2)
9. Prepare a resume for use in an employment application.
Assessment Methods: Note that assessment weightings below indicate relative proportions of required time and effort only, not the value of marks received. Grading in this unit is criterion-based which means that all assessment criteria must be met in order to pass the unit. All assessment items must be successfully completed.
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Submit CV and Cover Letter No 0.00 Week 2 9,
2 Project Management Assignment No 10.00 Week 4 1, 4,
3 Class Exercise in Rapid Ranking Yes 20.00 Week 6 2,
4 Class Exercise in HAZOP Yes 20.00 Week 7 8,
5 Quantitative Risk Assessment No 10.00 Week 8 3,
6 Capital and production cost No 15.00 Week 10 4, 5,
7 Economic Evaluation Method No 15.00 Week 12 4, 5, 6, 7,
8 Optimum Economic Design Assignment No 10.00 Week 13 5, 6, 7,
Grade Type Description
Criteria Based Assessment This unit as a whole is assessed on a Pass/Fail basis. Final grades are awarded at levels of SR for Satisfied Requirements or FA for Fail (replacing previous grades of R and F) as defined by Academic Board Resolutions: Assessment and Examination of Coursework. Details of Academic Board Resolutions are available on the University`s Policy website at . Criteria for grades on individual assessment tasks and on the requirements for successful completion of this unit will be supplied by the coordinator at start of semester.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at 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.

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar

Week Description
Week 1 Lecture: Introduction to Project and Risk Managements
Tutorial: Project Planning using Microsoft Project
Week 2 Lecture: Major Incidents and Hazard Identification
Tutorial: Project Planning using Microsoft Project
Assessment Due: Submit CV and Cover Letter
Week 3 Lecture: Rapid Ranking
Tutorial: Rapid Ranking exercise
Week 4 Lecture: HAZOP
Tutorial: HAZOP Technique exercise
Assessment Due: Project Management Assignment
Week 5 Week in Industry
Week 6 Lecture: Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA)
Tutorial: Quantitative Risk Assessment
Assessment Due: Class Exercise in Rapid Ranking
Week 7 Lecture: Environmental Impact Assessment
Assessment Due: Class Exercise in HAZOP
Week 8 Lecture: Industry Guest Speaker
Assessment Due: Quantitative Risk Assessment
Week 9 Lecture: Cost Estimation and Economies of Scale
Tutorial: Capital and production cost
Week 10 Lecture: Forecasting, Depreciation, Tax
Tutorial: Project cash flow
Assessment Due: Capital and production cost
Week 11 Lecture: Economic Evaluation of Projects
Tutorial: Economic Evaluation Method
Week 12 Lecture: MultiObjective Optimization I
Tutorial: Optimum Economic Design Assignment
Assessment Due: Economic Evaluation Method
Week 13 Lecture: MultiObjective Optimization II
Assessment Due: Optimum Economic Design Assignment
Exam Period None

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
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
Project and Team Skills (Level 2) Yes 80%
Design (Level 2) Yes 0%
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2) Yes 20%
Information Seeking (Level 2) Yes 0%
Communication (Level 2) Yes 0%
Professional Conduct (Level 2) 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.