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CHNG5008: Nanotechnology in Chemical Engineering

This course will give students insights into advanced concepts in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, which are essential for the design of efficient processes and green products for the sustainable development and minimise or preferably eliminate waste for a clean world. This unit of study will examine cutting edge examples of nano-technology, renewable energy, bio-technology, and other advanced technologies across a broad range of applications relevant to chemical and biomolecular engineering. At the completion of this unit of study students should have developed an appreciation of the underlying concepts and be able to demonstrate they can apply these skills to new and novel situations. Students are expected to develop an integrated suite of problem-solving skills needed to successfully handle novel (and previously unseen) engineering situations, coupled with an ability to independently research new areas and be critical of what is found, and an ability to cope with experimental data, change and uncertainty through critical thinking.

Code CHNG5008
Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
12cp CHEM2xxx

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

  • LO1. demonstrate interpersonal, group and teamwork skills
  • LO2. independently identify and justify a nanotechnology issue for investigation in the research literature
  • LO3. develop an experimental design for particular nano-material process or product
  • LO4. identify the properties, applications and methods of synthesis for a range nano-structured materials in chemical engineering
  • LO5. discriminate between different approaches used in determining the properties of nano-structured materials.