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CL4072 - Chemical Engineering Design (Part 2 of 2)

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Subject chain: CL4071 CL4072
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Except with the approval of the Head of School/Associate Dean, all subjects in a chain must be studied in consecutive teaching periods.

Conceptual development of an industrial process from the initial feasibility study to final commissioning of the plant. Development of ability to make and assess informed technical and operational decisions based on sustainability criteria. Development of skills in literature review, literature analysis and use of technical data in alternative scenarios. Development of the mass and energy balances around plant units. Computer-aided design and costing of unit operations. Preparation of engineering documents and drawings. Safety, risk and environmental assessment of industrial plant. Site layout and economics of the developed process. Preparation of a final design document.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply broad sustainability criteria to contextualise, compare alternative choices and evaluate the performance of, a large-scale chemical operation;
  • undertake technical design and analysis of chemical process equipment;
  • synthesise and design control and safety measures in a complex process;
  • work together as a group to carry out complex multi-layered design tasks.

Subject Assessment

  • Seminars, Reports and Workshops - (%) - .
Prerequisites: CL4071


As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Dr Liyuan Fan
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Madoc Sheehan, Assoc. Professor George Vamvounis, Dr Liyuan Fan.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.