- 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||
|S2||CHPR2018||Process Synthesis and Design 1|
|S2||CHPR2022||Solutions for Sustainable Future Energy||
|S1, S2||GENG1010||Introduction to Engineering||