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Master of Engineering Science (Coursework and Minor Thesis)

Course code: 0036 ~ Course abbreviation: MEngSc(Cwk&MinThes) ~ Total credit points required: 72 ~ 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Engineering

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Clayton)

Course description

The aim of this course is to provide students with the scientific and technical understanding of paper properties, pulping, papermaking and associated operations. Students will be brought into close contact with the industry through the contribution made to the course by lecturers from pulp and paper companies, mill and plant visits, minor thesis projects and attendance at the annual Appita conference.

Course objectives

The course will prepare graduates for a career in the pulp and paper industry, and enhance the performance of those already in the industry, by providing them with a detailed understanding of the properties of paper and paper products, of the science and engineering behind the production of pulp and paper, and of issues and fields related to their manufacture.

Course structure

Course requirements

Core unit

  • 18 point minor thesis

Elective units

Select 54 points from:

  • CHE5160 The pulp and paper industry (4 points)
  • CHE5161 Process engineering of pulping (8 points)
  • CHE5162 Unit operations of papermaking (8 points)
  • CHE5163 Paper production, properties and use (6 points)
  • CHE5164 Management and control in the pulp and paper industry (4 points)
  • CHE5165 Environmental aspects of pulp and paper making (4 points)
  • CHE5166 Special topics in pulp and paper (4 points)
  • CHE5167 Pulp and paper laboratory (6 points)
  • CHE5168 Industrial visits (4 points)
  • six-point elective from another department or faculty

Total: 72 points

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