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CHNG3807: Products and Value Chains [not running in 2019] (2019 - Semester 2)

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Unit: CHNG3807: Products and Value Chains [not running in 2019] (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 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 CHNG3806.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit of study is designed to give students experience at solving complex, interesting, real world engineering problems, by applying theoretical and experimental principles learnt during their studies. During the unit of study students will be required to work on case studies covering a range of design scenarios, from the design of products to ethics and product value chains.

This unit of study is a concurrent requirement for the concept and enabling technology courses running in parallel in the same semester. By the end of the unit of study, students should be proficient at developing a strategy for taking a product development idea from concept to commercial artefact - with a comprehensive appreciation of economic arguments, underlying uncertainties (and how to mitigate these), and consideration of trade-offs inherent in this development. They should also be able to apply design and analysis tools for the design of products leading to the manufacture of a preferred product at pilot scale and be able to develop a strategy for the design and analysis of extended business enterprises. A key aspect of the unit of study is that students demonstrate these outcomes in project mode. The case studies and projects in the unit of study address "issues of scale" of chemical and biomolecular engineering, from molecular to macro-systems levels.
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.
Timetable: CHNG3807 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 1.00 1 10
2 Theory and practice of product design 2.00 1 6
3 Group work 3.00 1 10
4 Project Work - own time 6.00 13
T&L Activities: Lectures

Lectures will cover the topics of Product Design, Value Chain, Principles of Process Design and Process Flow Diagrams.

Project Work - in class.

Each second week there will be a lecture of the Process of Product Design. The sessions will include workshops.

Tutorials

3 to 5 hours per week of class time is dedicated to group work.

Project Work - own time: Projects and self assisted learning

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.

Unassigned Outcomes
1. Applying design and analysis tools for the development of products/services. Demonstrate this ability in project mode.
2. Develop an ability to select appropriate engineering principles to solve open-ended problems.
3. Developing a strategy for taking a product development idea from concept to commercial artifact, with a comprehensive appreciation of economic arguments, underlying uncertainties (and mitigation of these), and consideration of tradeoffs inherent in this development – and demonstrating this in project mode.
4. Developing a strategy for design and analysis of extended business enterprises, with a focus on value chain optimisation - and demonstrating this in project mode.
5. Develop engineering practice skills.
6. Develop research skills and an ability to cope with ambiguity.
7. Ability to communicate effectively across a range of media
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Class Activity + quiz No 5.00 Week 6 2, 4,
2 Report on Case Study No 5.00 Week 7 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
3 Workshop on Product Design Yes 9.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 5, 6,
4 Mid Session Test No 30.00 Week 10 2, 4, 6,
5 Class Activity + quiz No 5.00 Week 11 4, 5, 6,
6 Business report Yes 35.00 Week 11 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
7 Group Project Presentation Yes 10.00 Week 12 1, 3, 5, 7,
Assessment Description: Report on Case Study

Students will submit a report on a case study focusing on risk management in value chains.

Workshop on Product Design

Three workshops on practical aspects of product design are scheduled. The sessions will include workshops and exercises for students to complete and submit as teams.

Mid Session Test

A summative assessment of knowledge of course content and ability to apply it to different scenarios.

Business report

An application of design and analysis tools for the design of a product/service. The work will be conducted in teams and presented as a written report. Individual marks will be determined based on the marks awarded to the report and on peer assessment of individual contributions to teamwork.

Group Presentation

Each team will present on the content of their Business Report.

Class Activity + quiz

Two Class Activities have been planned for the experiential learning of specific aspects of value chain managements. Participation to the activities and the undertaking of a graded on-line test is required in both cases.
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.
  • Chemical Product Design
  • Perry & Green
  • Product Design
  • Value Chain Management in the Chemical Industry

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 Introduction to Course

Product Design Lec 1
Whole system design 1
Week 2 Whole system design 2
Product Design Lec 2
Week 3 A guide to find industrial experience (Assoc. Prof. Eng. Austr.)

Value Chain Management Lec 1
Whole system design 3
Week 4 Case study product design
Value Chain Management Lec 2
Week 5 No class activities for week in industry
Week 6 Value Chain Management Lec 3
Assessment Due: Class Activity + quiz
Week 7 Value Chain Management Lec 4
Case Study Value Chain Management
Assessment Due: Report on Case Study
Week 8 Group Project Clinic - Q&A session
Workshop on Product Design
Week 9 Workshop on Product Design
Week 10 Workshop on Product Design
Assessment Due: Mid Session Test
Week 11 Lean/Six Sigma concepts
Assessment Due: Class Activity + quiz
Assessment Due: Business report
Week 12 Assessment Due: Group Project Presentation

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, 2019, 2020
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, 2019, 2020
Chemical & Biomolecular/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018
Biomedical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Course Goals

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

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