Project Management & Innovation in Process Industries


This subject includes specific material on planning, selection, estimation and control of chemical engineering processes. Material will be given on process flowsheets, process economics and cost estimation. The course will include a general overview of management, company structures, taxation, legal frameworks (especially related to environmental legislation), intellectual property and patents, business plans and proposals, markets, competition, and SWOT analysis as related specifically to chemical engineering industries.



  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Awareness of the Chemical Engineering Business Environment and Economics

2. An awareness of Legal Frameworks (esp. Environmental Legislation)

3. An awareness of Intellectual property

4. Management Computing applications

5. Project Planning Skills

6. Proposal Writing Skills

7. Organisational Abilities


This is a course within the Discipline of Chemical Engineering on some basic aspects of project management and entrepreneurship. Material will be covered in the field to give you a broad overview of various aspects of project management, innovation, technology commercialisation and entrepreneurship. Topics covered will include:

  1. Introduction - Parallels between Project Management and Entrepreneurship.
  2. Project Definition
  3. Project Management History and Tolls
  4. Engineering Ideas and Opportunity
  5. Feasibility and Testing Business Concepts
  6. Project Selection
  7. Patents
  8. Approval Processes
  9. Other Selected Topics

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Regular assignments

Written Assignment: Major assignment

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Tutorials

Report: Reports

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term