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CHNG5205: Major Industrial Placement Project

The purpose of this proposal is to introduce a new subject into the Master of Professional Engineering with specialisation in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. The new subject is designed to equip students with practical experience in the area of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Industrial project placement will clearly cover and widen the practical nature of curriculum base studies. This unit of study will give students a rich experience for undertaking a major project in an industrial environment and developing skills in the preparation and presentation of technical reports. The project is performed under industry supervision supported by School staff and extends over one semester. The students will be engaged full time on the project at the industrial site. Students will be placed with industries, such as mining, oil and gas processing, plastic and paint manufacturing, food production, wastewater and water treatment. The students will learn essential engineering skills, such as how to examine published and experimental data, set objectives, project management, and analysis of results and assess these with theory and existing knowledge.

Code CHNG5205
Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Credit points 24
Passed at least 48 credit points in Master of professional engineering with adequate foundation knowledge in discipline. Students wishing to do this unit of study should contact the Head of School prior to enrolment
CHNG5020 OR CHNG5021 OR ENGG5217 OR CHNG9402 OR CHNG5112

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.