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Advanced Process and Instrumentation Engineering (ENG308)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description The unit introduces the concepts of Process Engineering from the Control Engineering perspective, and focuses on engineering principles of the operation and control of industrial processes. Fundamental engineering knowledge of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer and their applications are studied. Unit operations based on these fundamentals are investigated in the context of a working process plant. A professional software package ASPEN is used to model, simulate and design single unit operations and the whole processes in a design project.
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 columns;
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: 1 x 2 hours per week; workshops: 1 x 2 hours per week; computer lab: 1 x 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit follows the traditional lecture-tutorial style of teaching. Students work in groups to conduct research, develop reports and present the ideas as a team. Each team will submit reports and conduct presentations. The team processes of meetings, project schedules, exchange of technical information, conflict resolution and assessment submissions will be closely monitored. Students are expected to work towards scheduled assessments as a team using the unit coordinator/instructor as a facilitator. Facilitation will not be restricted to scheduled class times. Consultation with your facilitator can be through the email and/or telephone. The weekly classes should be exploited to discuss troublesome issues or key concepts.
The learning activities are very much related to the process of self-managed teams. They include research, peer learning through intra-group discussions, presentations, class discussions and reports. It is expected that through these activities, students will gain a familiarity with the principal unit operations and the theories behind them.
Group presentations ensure the participation of all members of the class. The presentations train the students in public speaking and the use of the latest multimedia technology available.
Assessment Research report and presentation: 20%,
Aspen Workshop: 10%,
Mid-semester test 30%,
Final examination: 40%.
Prerequisites ENG298/ENG241 Principles of Process Engineering; ENG294 Discrete Time Systems and ENG299/ENG267 Control Systems and Process Dynamics.
Previously 2015: 'Advanced Process Engineering'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech)
Instrumentation and Control Engineering
Electrical Power Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) (BE(Hons))
Industrial Computer Systems Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) (BE(Hons))
Instrumentation and Control Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) (BE(Hons))
Renewable Energy Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) (BE(Hons))
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
Unit Contacts

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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