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CHNG9000: Chemical Engineering for Scientists (2019 - Semester 1)

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Unit: CHNG9000: Chemical Engineering for Scientists (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Mammucari, Raffaella
Session options: Semester 1
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit provides an introduction to chemical engineering for Master of Professional Engineering students whose first degrees are in science. The unit covers the history of the chemical industry and the development of chemical engineering as a profession. Students will develop skills in written, visual and oral communication and the ability to use software tools to solve chemical engineering problems.
Assumed Knowledge: University Level Mathematics, calculus, linear algebra and statistics, IELTs 6.5
Lecturer/s: Mammucari, Raffaella
Dr Ghadi, Amirali
Timetable: CHNG9000 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 2.00 1 13
2 Tutorial 2.00 2 12
T&L Activities: Use of spreadsheets for Chemical Engineering problems

Case Study Process Flow Diagrams

The course will support the development of the learning outcomes by face to face activities organised in lectures and tutorials. Lectures will provide conceptual frameworks for the various topics covered in the course, whilst tutorial will allow students hands on practice of those concepts (for examples by the use of the software: Excel, Mathlab, Simulink, Hysys, Visio).

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
tutorials and case studies (2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 1)
written tasks and oral presentation (6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 1)

For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018.

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.

(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 1)
1. Students will be able to write short engineering reports.
2. Students will be able to produce drawings of chemical engineering equipment.
3. Students will be able to make effective short presentations
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 1)
4. Students will be able to use spreadsheets to solve chemical engineering problems
5. Students will be able to use programs to solve chemical engineering problems
6. Students will be able to use flowsheets to solve chemical engineering problems
7. Students will be able to solve simple chemical engineering problems
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Written Tutorials No 20.00 Multiple Weeks 1,
2 Drawing Tutorials No 5.00 Multiple Weeks 2,
3 Calculation Tutorials No 30.00 Multiple Weeks 4, 5, 6,
4 take at home exam No 40.00 Exam Period 2, 4, 5, 6, 7,
5 Presentation No 5.00 Week 12 3,
Assessment Description: Formative assessment is scheduled during the semester to encourage engagement with the course material and to provide timely feedback. Submissions are individual and include written pieces, drawings, calculations, and an oral presentation.

The final exam is a summative written exercise.
Assessment Feedback: Students will receive feedback in writing on their submissions papers. The class will receive feedback on assessments verbally during tutorial time.
Students are encouraged to approach the teaching team during allocated times or to arrange for consultation meetings however needed.
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.
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.

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Course Relations

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Course Year(s) Offered
Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical & Biomolecular) 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 1) Yes 34%
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 1) Yes 66%

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.