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CHE3175 - Process engineering

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader: K Hapgood, D Cheng, W Baxter


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Application of the concepts of chemical engineering with the principles of sustainability to the major manufacturing process technologies. Sustainable engineering consists of simultaneously optimising the environmental, social and economical impacts of a process. Process technologies include the pharmaceutical, energy, petro-chemistry, minerals, food and pulp and paper industries. After an overview of the process technologies, elements of reaction engineering, chemistry, mass and heat transfer are applied using the sustainability principles. For each of the three case studies, a conceptual map of the process industry is presented in preparation for plant visits and the design project.


Develop an understanding of the principles of sustainability and an ability to apply them to the major manufacturing process industries in order to optimise the environmental, social and economical impacts of a process. Develop the ability to analyse an industrial process against sustainability criteria and to identify the critical unit operation or process that maximises sustainability. Improve teamwork and communication skills.


Assignments: 9%
Presentations: 15%
Individual/team projects: 36%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Contact hours

2 hours lectures, 3 hours practice sessions/laboratories and 7 hours of private study per week


CHE2162, CHE3163