Studying online

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Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus owing to exceptional circumstances beyond their control. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA

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Unit Overview

Description

This unit introduces the candidates to the field of combustion science and technology—including basic chemistry and physics of combustion; fuels: processing, properties, conversion and handling; practical combustion systems: combustion of solid and liquid fuels, combustion of gaseous fuels; fires and explosion hazards; and emission-control technologies. Topics include chemical composition and chemistry of low- and zero-carbon fuels, physico-chemical properties and combustion phenomena of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels, ignition and flame stabilisation, flame detection, monitoring and control, practical applications of fuel and combustion technologies, combustion-generated pollutants and control.

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodOnlineOnline Restricted
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) write concise technical reports; (2) write cohesive reports with several authors; (3) work effectively in teams; (4) source and evaluate relevant technical literature; (5) master physico-chemical properties of low- and zero-carbon renewable fuels and their selection and use basic combustion calculations; (6) explain common combustion technologies for practical applications; (7) select and use common flame detection, monitoring and control techniques; (8) describe pollutant formation mechanisms during fuel combustion and emission control strategies; (9) develop strategies for dealing with open-ended problems; and (10) develop strategies for dealing with large multicomponent projects.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) group assignments; (2) laboratory practical report and presentation; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Dongke Zhang
Unit rules
Prerequisites

Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering ( Chemical Engineering specialisation

or Mechanical Engineering specialisation
and CHPR4406 Reaction Engineering )
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
120 Points
Advisable prior study
ENSC3006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics
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