Unit of study_

# CHNG2802: Chemical Engineering Modelling and Analysis

## Overview

This unit consists of two core modules: MODULE A: Applied Statistics for Chemical Engineers and MODULE B: Applied Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers. These modules aim at furthering your education by extending your skills in statistical analysis and Chemical Engineering computations. This unit will also enable you to develop a systematic approach to solving mathematically oriented Chemical Engineering problems, helping you to make sound engineering decisions. The modules will provide sufficient theoretical knowledge and computational training to progress in subsequent engineering analyses including Process Dynamics and Control and Chemical Engineering Design. This unit will provide students with the tools and know-how to tackle real-life multi-disciplinary chemical engineering problems.

### Unit details and rules

Unit code CHNG2802 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 6 None (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923) AND (MATH1005 OR MATH1015 OR MATH1905 OR BUSS1020) AND CHNG1103 None Calculus, linear algebra, descriptive statistics. Yes

### Teaching staff

Coordinator Alejandro Montoya, alejandro.montoya@sydney.edu.au Yi Shen

## Assessment

Type Description Weight Due Length
Final exam (Record+) Final Exam
Individual examination
30% Formal exam period 2 hours
Outcomes assessed:
Tutorial quiz Online assessments
Online Assesments
15% Multiple weeks 1 hour
Outcomes assessed:
Assignment Data analysis in Chemical Engineering
3 computing take-home examinations during week 8 to week 12.
15% Multiple weeks 2 hours
Outcomes assessed:
Tutorial quiz Design of Experiments
Online Assesment
15% Week 06 2 hours
Outcomes assessed:
Assignment Project: Design of Experiments
Submission of report and oral presentation
25% Week 07 2 hours
Outcomes assessed:
= group assignment
= Type B final exam

### Assessment summary

• Project 1: Develop an experimental activity to practice your knowledge in the design of experiments and present the results in written form and orally in front of all students.
• A problem-solving assignment in numerical computations.

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

### Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

Distinction

75 - 84

Credit

65 - 74

Pass

50 - 64

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

### Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

• Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
• After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

This unit has an exception to the standard University policy or supplementary information has been provided by the unit coordinator. This information is displayed below:

A special consideration must be approved by the faculty to re-sit an assessment task

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

## Learning support

### Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

### Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

### Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

## Weekly schedule

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 introduction to Matlab, statistical distributions and their properties Computer laboratory (4 hr)
Week 02 Basics of design of experiments Lecture and tutorial (4 hr)
Week 03 Statistical quality control analysis Lecture and tutorial (4 hr)
Week 04 Analysis of data obtained with a design of experiments scheme: analysis of variance Lecture and tutorial (4 hr)
Week 05 Analysis of data obtained with a design of experiments scheme: surface response models Lecture and tutorial (4 hr)
Week 06 Application of design of experiments in the chemical industry Lecture and tutorial (4 hr)
Week 07 Submission and oral presentations of practical project Project (4 hr)
Week 08 Review: introduction to Matlab, Making loops and Matlab M-files Computer laboratory (4 hr)
Week 09 Numerical procedures to solve typical engineering equations: least-square techniques for maximising, minimising and finding roots of a set of equations with multiple variables Lecture and tutorial (4 hr)
Week 10 Differential equations relevant to chemical engineering with initial conditions Lecture and tutorial (4 hr)
Week 11 Differential equations relevant to Chemical Engineering with boundary conditions Lecture and tutorial (4 hr)
Week 12 Application of laplace transform in chemical engineering Lecture and tutorial (4 hr)
Week 13 Review of content Lecture and tutorial (4 hr)

### Attendance and class requirements

Attendance: All lectures and half of the tutorials sessions will be offered online using zoom.  The other half of the tutorial sessions will be delivered in dual mode, online and face-to-face. Lectures and Tutorials will be scheduled and announce in the Canvas site at least one week in advance. You are encouraged to attend and participate in the collaborative group learning activities. We understand that unavoidable commitments may occasionally prevent some people from attending every session. However, we consider our designed activities and meetings indispensable for your learning, so absences are regarded as exceptional. Nevertheless, all lectures will be recorded and made availabe in Canvas.

Requirements: The content of this course is fundamental to engineering, so it is important that you can independently demonstrate competency in the syllabus material. Working alone and in groups are both important components of mastering the required knowledge. Legitimate co-operation between you and your fellow students is encouraged. However, direct copying of another student’s work is plagiarism, unacceptable, and unfair to fellow students, the community and the engineering profession. Tutorial submissions that are identified as unacceptable copies will be marked as acceptable with no possibility of resubmission. You should not make your assignment available to a fellow student, but you are encouraged to help your colleges through any difficulties they may have in understanding the subject matter of this course.

### Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

These textbooks are recommended if you are looking for a reference to consult while studying for the unit of study.

Module A: Design of Experiments for Chemical Engineers

Basic experimental strategies and data analysis for science and engineering. John Lawson and John Erjavec, CRC Press, 2017

Module B: Applied Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers

Numerical Methods for Engineers. Steven C. Chapra and Raymond P. Canale, MacGraw Hill. 2010.

Lecture slides and tutorial notes: The lecture slides and tutorial notes will be available on a weekly base before the corresponding section.

## Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

• LO1. effectively develop an engineering project in a group and communicate the ideas clearly and coherently both verbally and in writing to peers, the engineering profession and the wider community
• LO2. propose experimental and computational approaches to bring together and apply knowledge to numerically characterise, analyse and solve a wide range of engineering problems
• LO3. use the standard techniques of statistical design of experiments to evaluate the effect of input variables in the response of chemical engineering processes
• LO4. apply computational methods to get insights into steady and non-steady conditions of Chemical Engineering processes
• LO5. use numerical procedures to solve typical engineering equations with multiple variables
• LO6. write computer codes in Matlab to numerically solve dynamic state conditions usually observed in experimental observations.

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

 GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline. GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem. GQ3 Oral and written communication Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context. GQ4 Information and digital literacy Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies. GQ5 Inventiveness Generating novel ideas and solutions. GQ6 Cultural competence Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues. GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries. GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context. GQ9 Influence Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.