Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Chemical Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Gil Garnier


In-depth study of a topic related to biorefinery or pulp and paper processing.


Learning objectives of this unit are that the student will:

  1. Acquire in depth knowledge and understanding of a specific aspect of the biorefinery, or of a specific aspect of pulp or paper manufacturing

  1. Develop skills in:
    • Researching the literature and other information on a specific topic, in depth
    • Gaining an overall and in depth understanding of a specific topic
    • Analysing available information and assessing gaps in knowledge
    • Producing a succinct report which conveys the important details of a topic, analyses the topic and reaches logical conclusions

  1. Demonstrate the ability to:
    • Undertake in depth research of the literature and other sources of information on a topic
    • Analyse and understand the information obtained on the topic.
    • Assess and clearly summarise, with understanding and insigh, the current state of knowledge on the topic or the current situation in the chosen area


Assignments: 100%

Workload requirements

150 hours of research and report writing. At least 20 hours of this is to be spent at Clayton Campus including face to face contact with the supervisor.

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