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CL4040 - Safety, Environment and Sustainability in the Process Industries

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Learning from accidents the responsibility of the engineer. Workplace regulations, MSDS, work permit systems. Risk assessment. Inherently safe process design. HAZOP and HAZAN methods. Examples of safe practice for unit operations and materials. Environmental assessment processes.

Learning Outcomes

  • to assess the environmental and safety implications of operations in the chemical industry;
  • to communicate clearly via oral and written communication;
  • to encourage the student to view safety issues as an evolving process that requires continual revision;
  • to identify and apply previous knowledge on the basic engineering fundamentals (mass and energy balances, heat and mass transfer, reactor theory, fluid mechanics, etc) to solve safety design problems of the chemical industry;
  • to make the student aware of legal and ethical responsibilities;
  • to perform problem solving exercises in a group or team environment. This will be especially important in HAZOP and HAZAN exercises.
Prerequisites: CL3010 AND CL3021 AND CL3030


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Professor Yinghe He.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: assignments.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.