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Chemical Process Safety (ENG520)

Organisational Unit Chemistry and Physics
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description The chemical industry is entering an era of complexity which requires chemical/process engineers and practitioners to understand the safety technology. This unit is designed to present the application of fundamentals of chemical process safety relevant to industry suitable for chemical, mechanical, environmental engineers and chemists. The primary objective is to emphasise the technical fundamentals of chemical process safety in order to assist the students and practising scientists to understand the concepts which in turn can be applied in practice.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this unit, students will have an appreciation of:
1. Knowing toxicology, industrial hygiene, radiation hazard.
2. Knowing the principal physics of dispersion of emissions.
3. Understand the physics of hazards in chemical process engineering.
4. Understand the consequence of poor process safety on human, animals and environments.
5. Will be able to assess the risk associated with process safety.
6. Will be able to use/develop safety procedures in prevention of hazards in process engineering plant.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 x 2 hour per week; tutorials/workshops: 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences Every topic will have reading and supportive material as well as lecture recording on LMS. Most of the learning will be self-directed but guided by the unit coordinator who will highlight the depth and breadth of each topic required with reference to PowerPoint presentations available on LMS. Additional reading will be recommended to enhance the depth and breadth of understanding. Sufficient number of case studies will also be presented to make sure the coverage of different circumstance.
Assessment Assignment 30% - on aspects related to science and engineering, based on the PowerPoint presentations and practice problems and solutions provided on LMS.
Group Assignment 30% - on case studies
Open book examination 40%
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Safety Science.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Graduate Diploma in Safety Science (GradDipSafetySci) [New in 2017]
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.


Unit Coordinator
Associate Professor Mohammednoor Altarawneh
Associate Professor Chemical Engineering

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7507
e: M.Altarawneh@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.3.041A - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Associate Professor Mohammednoor Altarawneh
Associate Professor Chemical Engineering

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7507
e: M.Altarawneh@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.3.041A - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus
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