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Unit Operations, Flowsheeting and Analysis (ENG354)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description Chemical engineers need to model process behaviour in order to more confidently design and safely operate any chemical process. This unit introduces process modelling, simulation and analysis, which are critically important skills for chemical engineers. It is hands-on, employing state-of-the art simulation software that will reflect real-world practice. Starting from basic building blocks, students will develop models of entire chemical process plants, which can then be used to assess mass and energy flows, process operability and process safety.
Unit Learning Outcomes Student learning outcomes include:
1. the ability to use process simulation software;
2. Model a wide range of chemical processes;
3. simulate chemical processes;
4. Understand the process behaviour so that it operates safely and efficiently;
5.Effectively communicating findings in written reports.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lecture/Workshop: 2 x 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit (ULO1) introduces students to the concept of the unit operation in chemical engineering and develops (ULO2) their ability to model and simulate individual unit operations and then (ULO3) integrate a number of different unit operations into an operational flowsheet simulation. Students will then (ULO4) analyse the resultant flowsheet to determine its safety, operability and efficiency. Reporting of results (ULO5) is a key requirement of this unit, given the importance of the decisions being made at this stage of the design process.
Assessment Assessment in this Unit is very much hands-on and computer based. It will involve in-class testing, project- based activities and an end of semester examination.
Prerequisites ENG202 Engineering Thermodynamics, ENG255 Chemical Process Kinetics, ENG201 Fluid Mechanics and ENG203 Heat and Mass Transfer.
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Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech)
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