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CHNG5001: Process Systems Engineering (2019 - Semester 2)

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Unit: CHNG5001: Process Systems Engineering (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: A/Prof Abbas, Ali
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: Whatever its purpose, any process requires some level of process monitoring and control to allow it to operate satisfactorily. Once a process is under control, the option exists to further improve performance via the implementation of some level of optimisation. This unit will develop skills in integrating process modelling, simulation, design, optimisation and control concepts. The aims of this unit are (i) to demonstrate that modelling, process control and optimisation are integral concepts in the overall consideration of industrial plants, (ii) to demonstrate that a unified approach allows a diversity of application fields to be readily handled, and (iii) to allow each student to achieve and demonstrate acceptable competency over the unit material through a range of individual and group-based activities.
Assumed Knowledge: First year undergraduate physics and mathematics (differential equations). Use of mathematical and/or computer-based modelling tools and techniques. Feedback control concepts and principles as taught in CHNG3802/CHNG9302 or similar courses. Students who are unsure about meeting these requirements should contact the unit coordinator for advice.
Additional Notes: This unit of study is for Masters students and can be selected as an elective by 4th year students.
Timetable: CHNG5001 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 1.00 1 6
2 Project Work - in class 2.00 1 12
3 Project Work - own time 4.00 1 12
T&L Activities: Project Work - in class: A group project will be used to develop skills and knowledge in Process Systems Engineering. In class group session will help focus on the project assigned.

Project Work - own time: Students are expected to work on the project during the week independently of in class sessions.

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 4)
1. Summarise and succinctly communicate the key elements of an engineering project in a short oral presentation.
(4) Design (Level 4)
2. Design feedback control schemes or structures.
3. Conceptualise model-based control strategies.
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 4)
4. Analyse control schemes considering multi-variable process interactions.
5. Implement advanced controllers, namely: cascade, feed-forward, and decoupling strategies.
6. Explain key concepts used in process design analysis, feedback control design and disturbance rejection strategies.
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)
7. Undertake sensitivity analysis of a given process.
8. Use various control design software tools.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Project - Initial Report Yes 20.00 Week 6 2, 4, 7, 8,
2 Quiz No 20.00 Week 9 6,
3 Project - Final Report Yes 50.00 Week 12 3, 4, 5, 8,
4 Presentation/Seminar Yes 10.00 Week 13 1,
Assessment Description: Enrolled students will be undertaking a semester-long group-based project with the final mark for this course being drawn from this project, as there will be no final examination. The project will be conducted in groups. You will treat your group as an engineering team that will work together to solve the required problems. As these problems resemble real life situations, you are highly encouraged to participate, as your work skills will be enhanced. You will be allocated to a group at the commencement of the course and each group will have a leader. The group leader will be responsible for organizing meetings for the group and liaising with the lecturer/tutor on behalf of the group and importantly will be responsible for submitting, on-line, his/her group’s report. A quiz will be used to assess individual performance.
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.
Special Conditions to Pass UoS There may be moderation and/or scaling of the raw marks in each assessment component when combining them to get the final mark in this unit of study.
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.

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 Administrative matters

Unit of Study outline

Setting up of Project Group

Introduce Project

Review of introductory feedback control notes
Week 2 Review of introductory feedback control notes

PC Lab:

Feedback control using LoopPro software

Introduce software and how to develop emprical FOPDT models

Hands-on workshop in LoopPro software
Week 3 Introduction to feedback controller tuning methods

Cohen-Coon method (Open loop)

Z-N method (closed loop)

PC Lab:

Installing a feedback PID Control loop in Simulink

Stability analysis - Introduce Matlab tools: rlocus command & sisotool
Week 4 Introduce integrating process in LoopPro

Tuning methods for integrating process

Report writing

PC Lab:

Plotting techniques
Week 5 PC lab group work on Project initial report
Week 6 PC lab group work on Project initial report
Assessment Due: Project - Initial Report
Week 7 Cascade control

Review of Quiz

PC Lab:

Cascade control individual hands-on workshop using LoopPro
Week 8 Feedforward control

PC Lab: Feedforward control individual hands-on workshop using LoopPro
Week 9 Assessment Due: Quiz
Week 10 Decoupling control

PC Lab: Decoupling control individual hands-on workshop using LoopPro
Week 11 PC lab group work on Project Final report
Week 12 PC lab group work on Project Final report
Assessment Due: Project - Final Report
Week 13 Assessment Due: Presentation/Seminar
STUVAC (Week 14) This week is left free for independent study.
Exam Period Any Exam or Quiz worth more than 30% of the final assessment will be scheduled in this two week period.

Course Relations

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

Course Year(s) Offered
Chemical & Biomolecular 2018, 2019, 2020, 2015, 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular (till 2014) 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 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Commerce 2015
Chemical & Biomolecular / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular / Science 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Chemical & Biomolecular/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Chemical & Biomolecular / Law 2015
Chemical & Biomolecular Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Chemical & Biomolecular/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Chemical & Biomolecular/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Engineering 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Engineering (Biophysical Processes) 2012
Master of Engineering (Chemical and Biomolecular) 2012
Master of Engineering (Environmental) 2012
Master of Engineering (Sustainable Processing) 2012
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Chemical & Biomolecular) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical & Biomolecular) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 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 4) No 10%
(4) Design (Level 4) No 11.25%
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 4) No 50%
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 4) No 22.5%

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.