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Principles of Unit Operations (ENG224)

Organisational Unit Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description Main focus: General principles of unit operations which form the basis for mineral processing and extractive metallurgical plants including: mass and energy balances, elementary fluid mechanics and aspects of mass, energy and momentum transfer relevant to the above industries. Aspects of fluid flow phenomena, transportation and metering of fluids, agitation and mixing of liquids and pulps, principles of diffusion and mass transfer in liquids, pulps and between phases, and heat transfer processes will be considered and demonstrated using the laboratory component.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
ULO1. understand the basics of mass and energy balances,
ULO2. understand elementary fluid mechanics and aspects of mass, energy, momentum, and heat transfer relevant to mineral processing and extractive metallurgical plants.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/tutorials: 4 hours per week; laboratories: 2.5 hours per week.
External: Internet access and compulsory 5-day on-campus laboratory and workshop session. Due to the nature of offering this unit students are recommended to seek confirmation of the exact attendance dates and requirements from the Unit Coordinator closer to the commencement date of the teaching period.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is to attend weekly lectures, workshops and laboratory classes for internal students. All students will access on-line learning materials and PowerPoint presentations delivered for internal students via LMS. The self directed learning will involve reading the relevant sections of the unit material and problem solving exercises for each week as well as browsing recommended text books relevant to some assessments and laboratory report writing. Regular contact with the unit coordinator and tutors and the use of the forum in LMS is encouraged to communicate with peers.
Other Learning Experiences External students will require Internet access and be required to attend a compulsory 5-day on-campus laboratory and workshop session.
Due to the nature of offering this unit students are recommended to seek confirmation of the exact attendance dates and requirements from the Unit Coordinator closer to the commencement date of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment will involve assignments (15%), open book tests (15%), laboratory reports (30%) and a closed book supervised 3 hour examination (40%). Students will get feedback on their performance in assignments, class tests and laboratory exercises during the semester. The feedback will be on critical thinking and the logical approach to problem solving exercises in assignments and open book tests, critical analysis of experimental data and report writing and communication.
Prerequisites MAS182 Applied Mathematics or MAS161 Calculus and Matrix Algebra; PEC152/PEN152 Principles of Physics or high school physics.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed ENG277 Process Engineering may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Mineral Science (BSc) [New in 2014]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Contacts

Unit Coordinator
ENG224
Associate Professor Gamini Senanayake
Head of Discipline Chemistry and Physics

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2833
e: G.Senanayake@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.2.039 - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
ENG224

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Associate Professor Gamini Senanayake
Head of Discipline Chemistry and Physics

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2833
e: G.Senanayake@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.2.039 - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus
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