Chemical Engineering Principles

Course code CHEE1000Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

This course will introduce you to a number of principles and concepts that are fundamental to chemical engineering. The course gives real-life examples of process industries to provide you with the context engineering in practice. As part of this course you will also be given training in producing technical drawings such as piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID), and provided with an introduction to safe workshop practice.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011
Objectives1. Introduce first year students to fundamental chemical engineering concepts and principles.
2. Develop safe workshop procedures and skills, and demonstrate the correct use of basic hand tools.
3. Produce piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID) and other technical drawings to an acceptable standard using AutoCAD P&ID, Visio and/or similar packages.
4. Improve written communication skills.
5. Develop problem solving skills and encourage decision making.
Content1. Correct use of units, unit conversions, and unit analysis, when performing complex engineering-based calculations.
2. Material and energy balances as applied to engineering situations.
3. Industrial examples of chemical engineering principles in practice.
4. The use of computer programs such as Visio, AutoCAD P&ID or similar packages to produce technical drawings, for example piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID).
5. Workshop practice; including machining experience, welding, fabrication, and practical exercises involving assembly, installation and operation of typical process plant equipment such as pumps, motors, valves, heat exchangers and gearboxes.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Examination: Formal
Other: (please specify)Assessment of this course will consist of regular assignments, practical examination, and a formal examination.
Refer to course outline for further information.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Computer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentWH&S Workshop Safety Induction. In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction. See course objective 2. Alternative arrangements to be made on a case-by-case basis with the Workshop Manager.
Participation in Workshop. In order to complete this course students must participate in timetabled Workshop sessions. See course objective 2. Details of the assessment criteria for participation in the Workshops will be given in the Course Outline and distributed via Blackboard. Alternative arrangements to be made on a case-by-case basis with the Laboratory Manager.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for CHEE1000