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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)A Hoadley


Students work in teams on the design and evaluation of a process plant for a specified duty. This is a capstone design unit drawing together the skills and knowledge previously developed in the areas of detailed design of chemical equipment and processes, process safety, mechanical integrity, equipment selection, process operability (including piping and instrumentation), environmental impact and economic evaluation.


To develop the ability to apply fundamental principles of chemical engineering to an industrial design problem and to prepare a report, in a form required of a professional chemical engineer. To develop the skills to tackle a chemical engineering project of complexity matching a real industrial problem, to critically assess a problem and analyse relevant published literature, to develop process and plant designs as specified, to evaluate design work according to specified technical, economic, environmental and safety criteria, to work in team over an extended period on a complex problem, to communicate concisely complex technical information, both orally and in writing, to manage a project of significant duration to and agreed timetable. To foster in students a sense of responsibility for the design work they have performed.


Oral and poster presentations: 10%
Interviews: 10%
Report: 80%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Paul Webley

Contact hours

Two practice classes of 3 hours each week and 18 hours of private study.


CHE3166, CHE3163, CHE3165 and CHE4161