Chemical Engineering Design Project Part A

Course code CHEE4940AUnits 10Level 4000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

This course is Part A of a multi-term sequence. Part B must also be completed immediately after Part A.

Students prepare a design for a chemical engineering process which includes aspects related to equipment, location costs and regulatory issues. The design report resulting is equivalent to a feasibility study. Students work in groups, with the objective of establishing communication skills and will need to make deadlines, 'engineering' decisions, perhaps for the first time, and yet must recognise the effect of uncertainties in their decisions on the viability of the design.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. To design a chemical process.
2. To develop appreciation of aspects related to equipment, location costs and regulatory issues.
3. To apply chemical engineering knowledge and project management skills into real situations.
4. To promote professional characteristics and team work activities.
5. To produce a design report equivalent to a feasibility study.
ContentEach group is required to:

1. Prepare a preliminary flow sheet with reasoned (including economic) arguments for the scheme selected and a complete work program.
2. On the basis of the preliminary flow sheet, carry out a chemical engineering design of the proposal in sufficient detail for the preparation of capital and operating costs, and an estimate of the return on the investment.
3. Submit a consolidated design project report. This will be comprised of individual student submissions and will include:

a) A process flow diagram;
b) Material and energy balances, with graphical presentation;
c) Instrumentation and control systems;
d) Materials handling;
e) An operating procedure;
f) Plant layout
g) Detailed design of a major process component (from each individual student);
h) A summary of possible hazards and safety requirements;
i) An outline of the selected site, with consideration of economic and environmental factors;
j) Construction schedules;
k) Capital and operating costs, and the return on investment.

The work program is structured into different phases with deadlines for submission of each phase.

Phase 1.
Complete process selection, process description and preliminary process design including flowsheet. More details will be published on blackboard.
Phase 2
Detailed design of a major process component (one per student). Final report should include the Phase I report. In the finished product, a clear indication of who carried out the work has to be given. More details will be published on blackboard.
Replacing Course(s)CHEE4940
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCompletion of all Year 1-3 courses.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Assessment in this course will consist of marks to individual students for seminar, group involvement and design report.

Refer to course outline for information
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentParticipation in oral presentations. In order to complete this course students must participate in timetabled oral presentations. See course objectives 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Details of the assessment criteria for oral presentation participation will be given in the Course Outline and distributed via Blackboard. Alternative arrangements to be made on a case-by-case basis with the Course Coordinator.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CHEE4940A