Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Department of Chemical Engineering


Dr Akshat Tanksale



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


This unit will introduce the role and use of simulation tools in process design and develop knowledge of process simulation methods and approaches that can be used in a variety of chemical engineering design problems in a wide range of industries. The unit will also introduce concepts associated to utility systems, electricity generation and principles of sustainability including environmental, economic and social impact. The students will develop knowledge and skills through open-ended projects.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Develop block flow diagrams and expand them into process flow diagrams via integration of open-ended design problem concepts to propose solutions for chemical engineering design problems.
  2. Solve problems using the computer simulation package for chemical processes.
  3. Integrate concepts of material and energy balances, unit operations and simulation methods and tools to solve complex design problems.
  4. Demonstrate the application of sustainable development, resource and energy efficiency concepts and principles to solve problems in existing and new process designs.
  5. Analyse the sustainability of chemical processes using the life cycle assessment methodology.
  6. Work in teams and communicate their work effectively.


Continuous assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment
component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark
of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this
requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

2 hours lectures, 3 hours of project work and 7 hours of private study per week.

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