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Processes, Simulation and Instrumentation (ENG563)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit provides the foundations to understand a range of basics processes and the instrumentation which is used in a typical process control system. Although the unit deals with some physical systems, there is an emphasis on process modelling and simulation by studying a range of simple process oriented systems.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should:
1. Become familiar with performing material and energy balance analysis for common processes such as heat exchanger, evaporator and distillation;
2. Understand fluid flow theory and sizing of pumps and control valves;
3. Understand heat transfer theory and sizing of heat exchangers and evaporators;
4. Understand mass transfer theory and sizing of distillation columns;
5. Become familiar with using the software package ASPEN to solve engineering problems.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lecture/Workshop: 1 x 6 hours per week in specialised facility.
Unit Learning Experiences Central to the learning in this unit is the 24/7 access to the computer facility. All activities including projects, simulations and computer workshops are conducted here. In addition to the formal lectures and workshops, Western Process Control provides students some hands-on experience in selecting and sizing the control valves in two special control valve workshops.
Assessment The assessment components comprise of:
1. Project (20%)
2. Computer Workshop (10%)
3. Test (70%).
Prerequisites Enrolment in Master of Engineering or Graduate Diploma in Engineering.
Exclusions Students who have previously completed ENG308 Advanced Process and Instrumentation Engineering may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes Students are required to have an undergraduate physics/engineering level of knowledge in heat, flow and energy fundamentals.
Previously 2014: 'Advanced Process Modelling and Simulation'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Diploma in Engineering (GradDipEng)
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
Dr Linh Vu
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 1446
e: Linh.Vu@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.003C - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Linh Vu
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 1446
e: Linh.Vu@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.003C - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
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