Course Title: Process Systems Integration

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Process Systems Integration

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering


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


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Professor Doug Swinbourne

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2201

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 10.11.09

Course Coordinator Availability: To be announced in the class or learning hub

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

PROC2085 Transfer Processes, PROC2089 Process Plant Design and Economics, PROC 2090 Process Control and Simulation

Course Description

This course develops critical thinking and problem solving skills in the synthesis and analysis of processes using mass and energy balances and control design. It builds on your knowledge of process plant design and process control courses from earlier years, where you designed single unit operations and control systems. This course provides you with the tools to synthesize a complete process and analyse the effects of design and operating conditions on control design in a system that reflects an industrial application. You will work in a group on a project.

WAM statement:
Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.)

The WAM web page link:;ID=eyj5c0mo77631

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course specifically addresses the following Program Learning Outcomes:

1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering solving.
2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
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 the course you should also be able to:
- Evaluate alternative processes to produce a specified product and select the best process based on technical, environmental, economic and safety considerations
- Synthesise a process flowsheet for a given process
- Design major process equipment using chemical engineering principles
- Design control strategies for selected process equipment and analyse the effects of operating and design conditions on those control strategies
- Estimate capital and operating costs of the plant, and perform cash flow analysis
- Identify sustainability issues in a given process
- Demonstrate effective team membership


Overview of Learning Activities

Lectures, tutorials, group project, learning in small groups and self-directed learning.

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources for this course include prescribed text books and course notes. In addition, a number of additional text books, journal articles and online materials could be referred for the course topics. Additional resources will be made available through myRMIT.


Overview of Assessment

Tests, group project reports and group oral presentation/s. Team work will contribute towards the final assessment.