CHNG4203: Major Industrial Project (2017 - Semester 1)

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Unit: CHNG4203: Major Industrial Project (24 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Senior Advanced
Faculty/School: School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Hind, David
Session options: Semester 1, Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: [144 CP prior study with >65% WAM]. Prerequisites: Passed at least 144 credit points. Students wishing to do this unit of study are required to discuss the matter with the Head of School prior to enrolment.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit of study will give students a rich experience in carrying out a major project within an industrial environment, and in preparing and presenting detailed technical reports (both oral and written) on their work.

The project is carried out under joint University/industry supervision and extends over several months, with the student essentially being engaged full-time on the project at the industrial site. Previous students have been placed with industries in areas including the mining industry, oil and gas processing, plastic and paint manufacture, food production, manufacturing and so on. Students will learn from this experience the following essential engineering skills : how to examine published and experimental data, set objectives, organise a program of work, and analyse results and evaluate these in relation to existing knowledge. Presentation skills will also be developed, which are highly relevant to many branches of engineering activity.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Additional Notes: Enrolment by permission only. The candidate will be selected by interview and at the discretion of the Head of School.
Department Permission Department permission is required for enrollment in this session.

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 carry out advanced research and design project Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5)
The writing of a major report document and performing oral presentations Communication (Level 4)

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.

Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5)
1. research in-depth of a complex problem in industrial setting
Communication (Level 4)
2. Write major report and deliver oral presentations
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Project No 67.00 Week 13 1, 2,
2 Presentation/Seminar No 33.00 Following Semester 1, 2,
Assessment Description: Project: Assessment total 24 credit points apportioned

• Thesis (16 cps)

• Case Studies (4 cps)

• Presentations (2 off) (2 cps)

• Poster (2 cps)

for more detail see
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 . 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 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

Week Description
Week 13 Assessment Due: Project
Following Semester Assessment Due: Presentation/Seminar

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 / Arts 2016, 2017, 2015
Chemical & Biomolecular / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2015
Chemical & Biomolecular / Medical Science 2016, 2017, 2015
Chemical & Biomolecular / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Project Management 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Science 2016, 2017, 2015
Chemical & Biomolecular / Law 2016, 2017
Civil 2016, 2017
Civil / Arts 2016, 2017
Civil / Commerce 2016, 2017
Civil / Design in Architecture 2016, 2017
Civil / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Civil / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Civil / Project Management 2016, 2017
Civil / Science 2016, 2017
Civil / Law 2016, 2017
Civil Mid-Year 2016, 2017
Electrical Mid-Year 2016, 2017
Electrical 2016, 2017
Electrical / Arts 2016, 2017
Electrical / Commerce 2016, 2017
Electrical / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Electrical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Electrical / Project Management 2016, 2017
Electrical / Science 2016, 2017
Electrical / Law 2016, 2017
Software Mid-Year 2016, 2017
Software 2016, 2017
Software / Arts 2016, 2017
Software / Commerce 2016, 2017
Software / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Software / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Software / Project Management 2016, 2017
Software / Science 2016, 2017
Software / Law 2016, 2017
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 2015, 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular Mid-Year 2016, 2017

Course Goals

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

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5) Yes 50%
Communication (Level 4) Yes 50%

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.