Chemical Engineering Research Project Part A

Course code CHEE4971AUnits 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 to meet the requirements of the sequence.

Develops research techniques and ability to work individually on a problem. The student and academic supervisor (frequently an industrial sponsor is involved) establish the objectives and expected outcomes of the research project, which is then pursued by the student under the guidance of the supervisor(s).

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. To carry out a major research project in the field of process technology.
2. To develop research techniques like literature reviews, evaluations of previous work in the area.
3. To develop the ability to work individually on a problem.
4. To enhance the report writing abilities and bibliographic referencing of the student.
5. To further develop the ability to present a major piece of research as a short summary -type seminar.
ContentEach student is required to:
1. Develop a research proposal after discussions with the supervisor and consulting relevant literature on the topic of the research.
2. Prepare a plan of experimental or computer work and carry this out, with modifications as the results of the work progress.
3. Submit a Final Research Report which incorporates the results and conclusions of the research carried out in a scientific, logical and ordered manner.

In certain projects, experimental equipment is designed and developed by the student.
Replacing Course(s)CHEE4971
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCompletion of all Year 1-3 courses.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Individual Supervision
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Assessment in this course will consist of marks for literature review, progress reports, and final project.

Refer to course outline for information
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentWH&S Laboratory Safety Induction. In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction. See course objectives 1 and 3. Alternative arrangements to be made on a case-by-case basis with the Laboratory Manager.
Participation in workshops and oral presentations. In order to complete this course students must participate in timetabled workshops and oral presentations. See course objectives 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Details of the assessment criteria for 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 CHEE4971A