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We are aiming for an incremental return to campus in accordance with guidelines provided by NSW Health and the Australian Government. Until this time, learning activities and assessments will be planned and scheduled for online delivery where possible, and unit-specific details about face-to-face teaching will be provided on Canvas as the opportunities for face-to-face learning become clear.

Unit of study_

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.

Details

Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Unit code CHNG5008
Unit name Nanotechnology in Chemical Engineering
Session, year
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Semester 2, 2020
Attendance mode Normal day
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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None
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Assumed knowledge
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12cp CHEM2xxx

Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Jun Huang, jun.huang@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment group assignment Lab experiment
1) 50% for the lab practice 2)50% for the performance of Oral Presentation
30% Multiple weeks 10 mins
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Online task Interview
Interview
20% Week 07 5 mins
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2
Assignment Major project
Written report
50% Week 12
Due date: 20 Nov 2020
15-20 pages
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
group assignment = group assignment ?

Students will do the report and lab practice. 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.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

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.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website provides information on academic honesty, academic dishonesty, 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 dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

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

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Multiple weeks Nanomaterial characterisation Science laboratory (10 hr) LO4 LO5
Week 01 Introduction of advanced concepts Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2
Week 02 Nano-technology: materials Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 03 Nano-technology: structure Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 04 Nano-technology: characterisation Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO4 LO5
Week 05 Nano-technology: synthesis Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO3 LO4
Week 06 Nano-technology: process Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO3 LO4
Week 07 Nano-technology: manufactory Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO2 LO3
Week 09 Nano-technology: application in chemical and fuel Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO2 LO4
Week 10 Nano-technology: application in green process Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO2 LO4
Week 11 Nano-technology: application in energy generation and storage Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO2 LO4
Week 12 Nano-technology: application in environment protection Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO3 LO4

Attendance and class requirements

Come to Zoom lectures and tutorials

 

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.

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. 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.

Graduate qualities

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.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9
changed to 12 weeks delivery

Disclaimer

The University reserves the right to amend units of study or no longer offer certain units, including where there are low enrolment numbers.

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