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Process Intensification

Process Intensification

The Process Intensification specialisation explores making industrial processes smaller, cleaner, more energy efficient and more productive by smarter use of technology and smarter integration.

It is central to the ongoing transformation and future opportunities of a wide range of established and emerging industries including bulk chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, agriculture and renewable energy.

This specialisation will teach you how to apply process modelling techniques at multiple scales to develop a comprehensive understanding of real-life production scenarios, how to identify and quantify potential gains in productivity and efficiency under different operating conditions and how to design new chemical engineering equipment harnessing new production methods and technologies.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Process Intensification

Students complete 24 credit points to achieve this specialisation.
Students complete 12 credit points from the following:
Process Systems Engineering
6    A 1000 level physics and mathematics (differential equations). Use of mathematical and/or computer-based modelling tools and techniques. Feedback control concepts and principles as taught in CHNG3802/CHNG9302 or similar courses. Students who are unsure about meeting these requirements should contact the unit coordinator for advice.

This unit of study is for Masters students and can be selected as an elective by 4th year students.
Semester 2
Particles and Surfaces
6    A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that students have acquired knowledge equivalent to CHNG3801 AND CHNG3802 AND CHNG3803 AND CHNG3805 AND CHNG3806.
Semester 1
Nanotechnology in Chemical Engineering
6    A 12cp CHEM2xxx
Semester 2
Advanced Industrial Modelling and Analysis
6    A It is assumed that students have a general knowledge of mathematics typical of an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering, equivalent to MATH1021 AND MATH1023 AND (CHNG2802 OR MATH2XXX). This unit is for postgraduate students and also is offered as an elective for fourth year undergraduate students.

This unit is for Master degree students and also is offered as an elective for fourth year students. Some lectures my be given by a guest lecturer.
Semester 1
Students complete 12 credit points from the following:
Engineering Macromolecules and Nanocomposites
6    A CHNG2801 and 12 cp of CHEM1XXX
Semester 1
Laboratory and Industrial Practice
6    C CHNG3802 AND CHNG3803
Semester 1
Green Engineering
6    A Completion of 72 cp in science, engineering or equivalent.
Semester 2
Units taken for the specialisation will also count toward requirements of the Chemical and Biomolecular stream.