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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 EFTSL

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

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)W Batchelor / K Hapgood


This unit offers students the opportunity to work in-depth on a significant project, gain first-hand experience of professional practice in industry, applying skills and knowledge gained to date to a real life situation and study new topics in an industrial context. Projects are set up by the industrial partner and academic supervisor, and include tackling open-ended industrial problems, project management, process safety and process economics. A limited number of places are offered each year, and students are selected by the department on the basis of academic merit and leadership potential approximately 6 months in advanced.


Develop an understanding of professional industrial practice and an understanding of the application of chemical engineering science in an industrial setting. Analyse an open ended industrial problem and develop a practical approach. Critically analyse data and develop a new theory or conclusion. Develop interpersonal, oral presentation and technical report writing skills, Develop an understanding of the principles of management, process economics, process safety and the ability to apply these skills in an industrial setting.


Oral Presentation: 10%
Major assignments: 40%
Final report: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Paul Webley

Contact hours

36 hours industrial training placement work and 12 hours of private study per week


CHE3161 and CHE3162 and CHE3163 and CHE3164 and CHE3165 and CHE3166 and (CHE3167 or CHE4163)


CHE4161, CHE4180