Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Department of Chemical Engineering


Assoc Professor Andrew Hoadley (Clayton); Dr Nagasundara Ramanan (Malaysia)



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


Students work in teams on the design and evaluation of a process plant for a specified duty. This is a capstone design unit drawing together the skills and knowledge previously developed in the areas of detailed design of chemical equipment and processes, process safety, mechanical integrity, equipment selection, process operability (including piping and instrumentation), environmental impact and economic evaluation.


To develop the ability to apply fundamental principles of chemical engineering to an industrial design problem and to prepare a report in a form required of a professional chemical engineer. To develop the skills to tackle a chemical engineering project of complexity matching a real industrial problem, to critically assess a problem and analyse relevant published literature, to develop process and plant designs as specified, to evaluate design work according to specified technical, economic, environmental and safety criteria, to work in a team over an extended period on a complex problem, to communicate concisely complex technical information, both orally and in writing, to manage a project of significant duration to an agreed timetable and to foster in students a sense of responsibility for the design work they have performed.


Presentations/Interviews 20%
Report: 80%

Workload requirements

Two practice classes of 3 hours each week and 18 hours of private study.

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