UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

CHPR5551 Chemical Engineering Design Project 1

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit is taken over two semesters and parts 1 and 2 must be completed in the same calendar year to fulfil the requirements of the unit. The project is a capstone experience in which students integrate and apply knowledge and skills acquired in earlier units to a substantial real-world design challenge relevant to their discipline. Students work in teams, typically with four to six members, and are supervised by an academic and/or industry mentor. Teams are responsible for managing their project as well as reporting against milestones and preparing the necessary design documentation. The academic objectives of the project are to lead students through a systematic engineering design and synthesis process and to better prepare them for professional practice as engineers. The focus of the unit is on teamwork skills and the design process.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) apply engineering synthesis and design processes relevant to chemical engineering; (2) seek out the requirements and associated resources to assess the scope, dimensions, scale of effort and indicative costs of a complex engineering project; (3) apply technical knowledge, appropriate tools and problem-solving skills to achieve a desired outcome to satisfy user requirements; (4) apply project management tools and processes to the planning and execution of a design project; (5) conduct oneself in a professional manner; (6) critically analyse design inputs, processes and outputs; (7) locate and evaluate relevant standards and technical literature; (8) use discourse conventions relevant to the discipline; (9) communicate clearly, effectively and appropriately using written, oral and visual means; and (10) contribute to and/or manage a complex engineering project activity, as a member and/or leader of an engineering team..
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) reflective writing; (2) project deliverables; and (3) professional conduct. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Brendan Graham
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation) and CHPR4406 Reaction Engineering; for pre-2012 courses: (ENSC3005 Mass and Energy Balances or CHPR2530 Process Fundamentals) and (CHPR3530 Process Modules or ENSC3019 Unit Operations and Unit Processes) and (CHPR4406 Reaction Engineering or CHPR3432 Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design)
Advisable prior study: ENSC3018 Process Synthesis and Design and ENSC3019 Unit Operations and Unit Processes
Incompatibility: CHPR4401 Chemical Engineering Design Project Part 1
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/CHPR5551/SEM-1/2017

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