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CHNG4806: Chemical Engineering Design B (2016 - Semester 2)

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Unit: CHNG4806: Chemical Engineering Design B (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Senior Advanced
Faculty/School: School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: A/Prof White, Don
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Site(s) for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: CHNG4802 OR CHNG4203.
Brief Handbook Description: In the overall design process, chemical engineers must clearly understand the (often complex) interactions and trade-offs that occur between technical, economic, social and environmental considerations. This UoS builds on concepts in each of these areas introduced in previous years but with an emphasis on their successful integration within a comprehensive design activity.

This design activity is spread over two UoS (Chemical Engineering Design A and B) run in first and second semester. The primary aim in the first UoS is to consider the technical issues –with an emphasis on creating and evaluating a range of alternative options that exist at both the unit operation and complete flowsheet levels. The primary emphasis in this UoS is on evaluating how non-technical considerations affect the final process design and its operation.

Students joining this course from the Major Industrial Placement Project (MIPPs CHNG 4203) or as overseas students (with approval) do the same assignment but on a different schedule.
Assumed Knowledge: Enrollment in this unit of study assumes that all core chemical engineering units of study in third-year have been successfully completed, as well as the related first semester UoS CHNG4802 or CHNG4203.
Additional Notes: Department permission required for enrollment prior to CHNG4802 in the case of Mid-Year Entry students.
Lecturer/s: A/Prof White, Don
Tutor/s: with additional supervisors .....

Peter Hunt

Colin Putt

Rob Busby

Brian Nichols

and Tutors who are yet to be allocated
Timetable: CHNG4806 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 1 13
2 Project Work - own time 1 13
3 Project Work - in class 1 13
T&L Activities: Project Work - own time: Partly work in Group and Partly as individual research, development of ideas, report writing, and review

Project Work - in class: Tutorial and Group work 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
‘Vertical knowledge integration’ from an understanding of basic engineering concepts, through their application to unit operations, to their integration into a coherent process flowsheet. Development of an integrated suite of problem-solving skills needed to successfully handle novel (and previously unseen) engineering situations. Design (Level 5)
‘Vertical knowledge integration’ from an understanding of basic engineering concepts, through their application to unit operations, to their integration into a coherent process flowsheet. Development of an integrated suite of problem-solving skills needed to successfully handle novel (and previously unseen) engineering situations. Use of Process Flow sheet software packages as tools (Hysys and/or VGSim) Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)
Use of specific Chemical Engineering disciples to apply analysis and synthesis Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)
Ability to independently research new areas and be critical of what is found. Information Seeking (Level 3)
Presentation of Material in Reports, Process Flow Diagrams, Mass and Energy Balances, etc, in a manner which is professional and understandable. The ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Report Presentation - both hard copy and electronic. Communication (Level 3)
Professionalism in terms of taking responsibility for the results of their calculations and recommendations. Development of self-directed learning skills including the ability to critically assess one’s own performance and the performance of team members in a constructive fashion. Professional Conduct (Level 3)

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 5)
1. Ability to evaluate process alternatives at the specific level including improvement and optimisation.
2. Overall economic assessment of alternatives.
3. Project financial analysis.
4. Detailed chemical engineering equipment design and costing by factorial estimating.
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)
5. Environmental impact assessment (including Site specific analysis).
6. Impact of process control on flowsheet operation.
Information Seeking (Level 3)
7. Application of hazard assessment and hazard operability studies.
Communication (Level 3)
8. Ability to clearly present the results from both individual and group work in oral/written formats.
Project and Team Skills (Level 4)
9. Opportunity for Group Leaders to develop skills and for team members to develop skills in team assignments.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Project No 20.00 Week 13 3, 4, 6, 8,
2 Project Yes 80.00 Week 13 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Assessment Description: There are five main progressive project submissions and each will be given an indicative mark and returned with comments. Four will be group submissions and one will be an individual submission based on the student’s core discipline. The five progressive reports will then be combined into a single final report (in both printed copy and a pdf copy). It is this report which will be uploaded to Turnitin and marked. In addition there will be student presentations to staff and industrial representatives.

The reports are

Report number

1. Preliminary review and an initial screening of the available options for investigation including plant capacity and plant location and Business Case – initial estimates of profitability.

2. Preliminary Design - An initial overall design for the plant

3. Detailed Equipment Design. - Individual members of the team will nominate individual items of equipment for more detailed investigation and design.

4. Overall Design –

a. The individual designs will be combined into an overall design as displayed in a Piping and Instrument Design, Plant Layout, etc. The P and I D is required before the mid semester break.

b. This will then be subject to design reviews after the break culminating in a report.

5. Economics, options and sensitivity analysis. - Capital and operating cost estimates and some sort of financial and sensitivity analysis performed to assist the client evaluate the proposal.

6. The Final Report giving the recommendation to the client together with an evaluation of any options and uncertainties that remain to be explored. At this stage the capital and operating cost estimates will be assembled and the DCF and sensitivity analysis performed to assist the client evaluate the proposal.

The Complete and Final report is due at 4pm on the last Thursday of Semester

In 2016 this is THURSDAY 27th October

Final presentations to the client (as represented by staff and invited industrial representatives) will be held on Friday 28th October (the morning of Research Day).

At the time each report is handed in, it must be accompanied by showing how much each team member has contributed to each of the elements of that section of the report. This “effort matrix” will therefore accumulate over the weeks of the project and eventually become a record of the individual contributions to the group design. This will be used in conjunction with the marks for each section of the report as a major input to determine the individual mark for Design #B. This effort matrix must be agreed by all members of the group, and should show the effort contributed by each individual on each line item of the Marking matrix. If agreement on the figures to be reported cannot be reached in reasonable time in the group, then the supervisor must be advised and will assist to resolve the issue.

The objectives of the process for assigning individual marks in Design 2 are to distribute the marks earned by the group members in their reports

1. Recognise individual contributions in terms both of quantity and of quality of effort;

2. Recognise extra responsibilities undertaken by Group Leaders in particular during the project;

3. Ensure that the average mark earned by a group is in line with the overall report mark.

Before Special Considerations are taken into account, the ranking of the reports follows closely that of overall report marks awarded by the markers.

A list of section headings that are to appear in the final report, and the weightings associated with them, is provided to the students early in the project cycle. In addition to their group work, students undertake an individual design of some item of plant in the process. The individual designs collectively are weighted at 20% of the overall report; each student is credited with a mark out of 20 for their own design. The remaining 80% weighting of the overall report is for group activities.

The effort matrix allows us to know which student has worked on which part of each report. The report is marked on an item by item basis. By multiplying the effort by the mark allows us to arrive at a quality and effort weighted mark on an item by item basis. The sum of these allows the examiners to arrive at a quality and effort weighted mark for each student. A more detailed explanation of how this process is applied is available on BlackBoard.

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Assessment Feedback: There are five main progressive project submissions and each will be given an indicative mark and returned with comments. Four will be group submissions and one will be an individual submission based on the student’s core discipline. The five progressive reports will then be combined into a single final report (in both printed copy and a pdf copy). It is this report which will be uploaded to Turnitin and marked.
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.
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.
Online Course Content: WebCT

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 CHNG 4802 stream - General Design
MIPPS stream - Briefing
Week 2 CHNG 4802 stream - General Design
MIPPS stream - Research report 1
Week 3 CHNG 4802 stream - Individual design work
MIPPS stream - General Design
Week 4 CHNG 4802 stream - Individual design hand in
MIPPS stream - General Design
Week 5 CHNG 4802 stream - Individual design hand in
MIPPS stream - General Design
Week 6 CHNG 4802 stream - P and I D Hand in
MIPPS stream - General Design - Report 2 hand in
Week 7 CHNG 4802 stream - Break - to allow focus on Thesis
MIPPS stream - Individual design work
Week 8 MIPPS stream - Individual design hand in
CHNG 4802 stream - Break - to allow focus on Thesis
Week 9 CHNG 4802 stream - Break - to allow focus on Thesis
MIPPS stream - P and I D Hand in
Week 10 HAZOP + review of Design
MIPPS stream + CHNG 4802 stream
Week 11 MIPPS stream + CHNG 4802 stream
Report 4 Hand in
Week 12 MIPPS stream + CHNG 4802 stream
Report 5 - Economics - Hand in
Week 13 Vivas
Design Dinner
Final Report Hand In
MIPPS stream + CHNG 4802 stream
Assessment Due: Project
Assessment Due: Project
STUVAC (Week 14) MIPPS stream + CHNG 4802 stream
Well earned break
Exam Period No Examination
MIPPS stream + CHNG 4802 stream

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
Chemical & Biomolecular / Arts 2015, 2016
Chemical & Biomolecular / Commerce 2015, 2016
Chemical & Biomolecular / Medical Science 2015, 2016
Chemical & Biomolecular / Music Studies 2016
Chemical & Biomolecular / Project Management 2015, 2016
Chemical & Biomolecular / Science 2015, 2016
Chemical & Biomolecular / Law 2015, 2016
Biomedical 2016

Course Goals

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

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Design (Level 5) Yes 45.55%
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4) Yes 22.78%
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4) Yes 0%
Information Seeking (Level 3) Yes 8.89%
Communication (Level 3) Yes 13.89%
Project and Team Skills (Level 4) No 8.89%
Professional Conduct (Level 3) 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.