Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


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), ethical perspectives, intellectual property and patents, a critical perspectives on business plans and proposals, markets, competition, and Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threat analysis as related specifically to chemical engineering industries.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

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 and deeper critical ethical perspectives

4. Apply management computing application skills

5. Apply critical perspectives and demonstrate insights into project planning methodology

6. Write a project proposal

7. Demonstrate professional communication and organisational skills both individually and within a team

8. Demonstrate awareness of Company Structure within an environmental sector


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 Tools
  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: Company Structures

Project: Stakeholder Communications – Critical Review

Report: Project Concept Proposal - Feasibility

Project: Project Business Plan

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact hours



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