Minor Overview

About this minor
Process engineering involves the design and optimisation of modern manufacturing, transmission, utilisation, and recycling of goods throughout the world. The 4th industrial revolution ("Industry 4.0") builds upon this foundation, by incorporating sensors and automated control systems (often designed by process engineers) to further improve the productivity of modern processes. In practice, process engineering skills are used to inform the design and operation of mineral and natural resource extraction and processing, fuel and chemical feedstock processing and refinement, and material recycling and reuse. This minor is designed to provide students from outside the Engineering discipline with an understanding of how engineering processes are designed, and the fundamental concepts and technical frameworks on which they rely. The minor would be ideal for students who are planning for careers that interface with engineering or manufacturing industries, including those studying business, economics, law, or humanities. For students taking a minor which shares units with their other unit sets (majors or minors): in order for minors to be recognised on academic and graduation documents, students may only have a maximum of one unit overlapping between their unit sets.
Students are able to (1) Identify the role of process engineering in modern manufacturing and re-use/recycling; (2) Characterise the energy content for static and flowing components in an engineered system; (3) Describe methods relevant to engineering design; (4) Demonstrate how material and energy balances can be used to improve process efficiency; and (5) Identify the methods by which engineering processes are used to transfer energy and mass between materials and phases.

MJD-EAUTO - Automation and Robotics Engineering MJD-EBMEG - Biomedical Engineering MJD-ECHEM - Chemical Engineering MJD-ECIVL - Civil Engineering MJD-EELEC - Electrical and Electronic Engineering MJD-ENGSC - Engineering Science MJD-EENVE - Environmental Engineering MJD-EMECH - Mechanical Engineering MJD-EMINE - Mining Engineering MJD-ESOFT - Software Engineering


Key to availability of units:
Semester 1
Semester 2
Take all units (24 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S2 CHPR1005 Mass and Energy Balances
ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry
or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry
or CHEX1003 Introductory Chemistry
ATAR Subject(s) Mathematics Methods
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
or MATX1721 Mathematics Foundations
ENSC3005 Mass and Energy Balances (ID 871)
S2 CHPR2018 Process Synthesis and Design 1
CHPR1005 Mass and Energy Balances
ENSC3005 Mass and Energy Balances
S2 CHPR2022 Solutions for Sustainable Future Energy
Successful completion of
24 points of Level 1 units
Enrolment in
ENSC3022 Global Energy Production: Challenges and Opportunities
S1, S2 GENG1010 Introduction to Engineering
ENSC1003 Introduction to Professional Engineering