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CHNG4814: Engineering Project B

The ability to plan, systematically conduct and report on a major research project is an important skill for professional engineers. This unit of study builds on technical competencies introduced in previous years, as well as making use of the report writing and communications skills the students have developed. The research activity is spread over two units (Chemical Engineering Project A and B) run in first and second semester. In this unit of study, the primary emphasis is on the execution of a comprehensive and systemic series of investigations, and the reporting of the study in a major thesis document and an oral presentation. Students will acquire skills in developing a plan for a series of studies to illuminate an area of research, in evaluating alternatives at the conceptual level with a view to creating a 'short-list' worthy of more detailed technical investigation, and in searching the literature for guidance of the studies. Further, communication skills will be developed, such as the ability to clearly present the background and results in a written format and in an oral presentation to a general engineering audience. Students are expected to take the initiative when pursuing their research projects. The supervisor will be available for discussion- typically 1 hour per week.

Code CHNG4814
Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Credit points 6
CHNG4811 OR CHNG4812
Assumed knowledge:
Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all (six) 3000 level core chemical engineering UoS have been successfully completed

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

  • LO1. formulate an appropriate method for investigating a specific engineering question
  • LO2. document and report project work undertaken in a professional format with appropriate referencing
  • LO3. deliver a technical presentation that is clear, confident and engaging to an academic audience
  • LO4. develop in-depth knowledge of a specialised area within the discipline
  • LO5. formulate and plan a personal project investigating an engineering problem
  • LO6. employ originality, ingenuity and initiative in dealing with critical engineering issues
  • LO7. analyse data, draw appropriate conclusions and present those conclusions in context, with due consideration of methods and assumptions involved.

Unit outlines

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