Skip to main content
Unit of study_

CHNG4203: Major Industrial Project

This unit of study will give students a rich experience in carrying out a major project within an industrial environment, and in preparing and presenting detailed technical reports (both oral and written) on their work. The project is carried out under joint University/industry supervision and extends over several months, with the student essentially being engaged full-time on the project at the industrial site. Previous students have been placed with industries in areas including the mining industry, oil and gas processing, plastic and paint manufacture, food production, manufacturing and so on. Students will learn from this experience the following essential engineering skills: how to examine published and experimental data, set objectives, organise a program of work, and analyse results and evaluate these in relation to existing knowledge. Presentation skills will also be developed, which are highly relevant to many branches of engineering activity.

Code CHNG4203
Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Credit points 24
144 CP prior study with >65% WAM
CHNG4811 OR CHNG4812 OR ENGG4000 OR CHNG4802
Assumed knowledge:
Passed at least 144 credit points. Students wishing to do this unit of study are required to discuss the matter with the Head of School prior to enrolment

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

  • LO1. formulate, plan and deliver an individual technical project addressing a real problem in an industry setting
  • LO2. document and report upon project work undertaken at professional engineering standard in spoken and written form
  • LO3. make effective use of computer-based tools of project planning
  • LO4. analyse chemical engineering technical issues critically, constructively and in depth, with reference to the literature and their own work
  • LO5. analyse and interpret technical results with due consideration of methods and assumptions involved
  • LO6. analyse and discuss organisational structure and its potential impact on project delivery
  • LO7. analyse and interpret quality control methods and expectations affecting the project and its operational context
  • LO8. assess risk factors affecting the project and its operational context
  • LO9. devise an appropriate methodology to attack the given technical task
  • LO10. model an industrial process design in a real operational setting, with due consideration of the modelling method used and its limitations

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.