Faculty of Engineering

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Department of Chemical Engineering


Professor Karen Hapgood and Dr Warren Batchelor



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


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 advance.


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.


Assignments/Presentations: 50%
Final report: 50%

Workload requirements

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

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


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