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CHNG5806: Foundations of Management of Industrial Systems (2014 - Semester 2)

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Unit: CHNG5806: Foundations of Management of Industrial Systems (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: A/Prof White, Don
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: CHNG5701 AND CHNG5702 AND CHNG5704 AND CHNG5705. [These prerequisites may have been partially or fully met in students prior learning]
Prohibitions: CHNG3806.
Brief Handbook Description: Aims and Objectives: To develop an appreciation of management practice in process-led and product-driven industries; considering project management, economic evaluation of processes, risk assessment and decision making with multiple objectives and uncertainty; to develop the requisite tools to support above; to consider approaches to innovation and entrepreneurship; to consider all this in the context of different scales of operation - from single process, to business unit, to enterprise, and across supply and value chains; to support this analysis through real-problem case studies and projects.

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 risk assessments of projects, plans and processes; exploring optimisation 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: A/Prof White, Don
Dr. Chae, Soryong
Timetable: CHNG5806 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 3.00 1 13
2 Tutorial 3.00 13
3 Independent Study 13
T&L Activities: Independent Study: Students are expected spend about 4 hours self learning outside the specified contact periods.

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 demonstrate critical and generic thinking skills. Design (Level 3)
Qualitative Hazard analysis Ability to Hazop (participate in a Hazard and Operability study) Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)
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 2)
Being able to handle and interpret data and information from disparate sources. Information Seeking (Level 2)
Ability to identify, access, organise and communicate knowledge in both written and oral English. Communication (Level 2)
Ability to comprehend the broad picture and thus work with an appropriate level of detail. Appreciation of wider engineering context, including social, economic, ethical and commercial implications of industry practice in the context of sustainability. Professional Conduct (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.

Design (Level 3)
1. Exploring optimisation of complex processes under risk and uncertainty, covering unit operations, business units, enterprises and value chains.
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)
2. Performing economic evaluations of projects, plans and processes.
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)
3. Performing quantitative and qualitative risk assessments of projects, plans and processes.
Project and Team Skills (Level 2)
4. Developing project work plans in conjunction with project management schedules.
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 Assignment No 10.00 Week 2 4,
2 Assignment No 10.00 Multiple Weeks
3 Assignment No 10.00 Week 2 4,
4 Assignment Yes 20.00 Week 6 3,
5 Assignment No 40.00 Week 10 2,
6 Quiz No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1,
Assessment Description: Assignment: Tutorials.

Quiz: Quizzes.

Assignment: Submit personal CV (Resume)

Assignment: Project Skills using software - assignment

Assignment: class Exercises in Rapid Ranking and Hazop

Assignment: Assignments (two)
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 on Resources: There are many books on Project Management in the Library

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

Week Description
Week 1 intro to Project Management + CV Writing
Week 2 Project Management
Assessment Due: Assignment
Assessment Due: Assignment
Week 3 Major Incidents
Week 4 Rapid Ranking
Week 5 Week in Industry
Week 6 Risk Management
Assessment Due: Assignment
Week 7 Hazop
Week 8 Quantitative Risk Assessment
Week 9 Cost Estimation and economies of Scale
Week 10 Forecasting, Depreciation, Tax
Assessment Due: Assignment
Week 11 Economic Evaluation of Projects
Week 12 MultiObjective Optimisations
Week 13 Environmental Assessment Preparation
Exam Period None

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical & Biomolecular) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Course Goals

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

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Design (Level 3) Yes 10%
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2) Yes 40%
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2) Yes 20%
Information Seeking (Level 2) Yes 0%
Communication (Level 2) Yes 0%
Professional Conduct (Level 2) Yes 0%
Project and Team Skills (Level 2) No 20%

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.