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CHNG9308: Engineering Macromolecules and Nanocomposites

Macromolecules and composite materials find a wide range of applications from construction, food to biomedical engineering. A significant number of engineers are employed by the related industries. This unit of study will facilitate engagement with a broad spectrum of modern engineering principles that range from the synthesis of such materials to design of products and processes for a range of industries with an innovative approach. The unit will also enable an understanding of developing sustainable technologies with the materials for producing goods used within industries or by consumers. The industrial applications will range from chemical, biomedical to electronics and nanotechnology. New and emerging technologies will be compared with established operating models. The unit will be delivered through workshops, seminars, class work and project-based learning.

Code CHNG9308
Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
CHNG9203 AND CHNG9206. Knowledge of reaction engineering, fluid flow, heat transfer and mass transfer.

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

  • LO1. independently research and be critical of the findings, and analyze experimental data and conduct appropriate computations
  • LO2. communicate clearly and concisely, and present written reports and oral presentations
  • LO3. demonstrate interpersonal, group and teamwork skills
  • LO4. demonstrate professionalism in terms of taking responsibility for the results of your calculations and recommendations
  • LO5. appreciate the underlying principles of process and product engineering, apply these skills to new and novel situations, and carry out process and product design through critical thinking
  • LO6. critically analyse the methods of manufacture of different products and processes and to improve these processes; have developed an integrated suite of problem-solving skills needed to successfully handle new engineering applications
  • LO7. appreciate that engineering fundamentals are based upon the principles and knowledge of science and mathematics
  • LO8. appreciate that the complex flow behaviour of complex materials and their processability is based upon the principles and knowledge of engineering science and mathematics.

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