Complements the earlier work on chemical engineering process design and operation, and includes specific material on planning, selection, estimation and control of chemical engineering processes. Previous material given in the course, involving chemical engineering unit operation design, is related to 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 Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threat analysis as related specifically to chemical engineering industries.
Availability2017 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2017
- Semester 2 - 2018
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Describe the chemical engineering business environment and economics.
2. Demonstrate an awareness of legal frameworks (esp. environmental legislation).
3. Demonstrate an awareness of intellectual property.
4. Apply management computing applications skills
5. Apply project planning skills
6. Write a project proposal
7. Demonstrate professional communication and organisational skills both individually and within a team
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:
- Introduction - Parallels between Project Management and Entrepreneurship.
- Project Definition
- Project Management History and Tools
- Engineering Ideas and Opportunity
- Feasibility and Testing Business Concepts
- Project Selection
- Approval Processes
- Other Selected Topics
Quiz: Quizzes 1 & 2
Project: Project Concept Proposal
Report: Project Organisational Structures
Project: Industrial Ecology Project Business Plan
Formal Examination: Formal Examination
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term