Course Title: Engineering Experimental Investigations

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Engineering Experimental Investigations

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

PROC2084

City Campus

Undergraduate

120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

PROC2084

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Gregory Griffin

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2200

Course Coordinator Email: gregory.griffin@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 10.12.33

Course Coordinator Availability: To be arranged at the first class


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

BH079 Core Courses (Semesters 1-4)


Course Description

Engineering experimental investigations will allow you to perform experiments using chemical unit operations and material testing facilities.  These are conducted over a number of weeks thus providing the opportunity to explore in greater depth phenomena important for chemical engineering.  It allows you to develop your scientific and research skills through the observation, recording and reporting of your experimental work and acts as a primer for the research project work you will perform in subsequent years.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BH079 Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours) and associated double degrees.

1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.

3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

3.4. Professional use and management of information.

3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.

3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Model engineering problems by making suitable assumptions
  2. Apply fundamentals of chemical engineering principles in the analysis of experimental data
  3. Apply fundamentals of chemical engineering principles to the solution of design problems using experimental data and derived correlations


Overview of Learning Activities

You will participate in laboratory sessions.  You will collaborate with your peers to perform laboratory work and writing reports/assignments.  The course is supported by the Blackboard learning management system.

Total study hours: You will average between 2 to 4 hours per week in laboratory sessions.  You will be expected to spend 4 to 6 hours per week performing analysis of your experimental results, conducting literature reviews and performing report writing


Overview of Learning Resources

You will be provided access to notes, laboratory manuals, experimental apparatus and videos to perform the tasks.

Support can also be found at RMIT Library Guides: http://rmit.libguides.com/chemicaleng


Overview of Assessment

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment tasks

Task 1: First Laboratory  Report (this constitutes  the early assessment task)

Weighting  30%

This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2 and 3

Task 2: First assignment

Weighting  10%

This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2 and 3

Task 3: Second Laboratory  Report

Weighting  30%

This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2 and 3

Task 4: Second assignment

Weighting  10%

This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2 and 3

Task 5: Final Test

Weighting  20%

This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2 and 3

Note: Marks for the assignments and reports will be subject to peer assessment.