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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)W Batchelor (Clayton); V Doshi (Sunway)


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.


Presentations: 15%
Individual/team projects: 45%
Examination (2 hours): 40%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Paul Webley

Contact hours

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