Course Title: Advanced Chemical Engineering Specialisation 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Chemical Engineering Specialisation 3

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering


Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Professor Douglas Swinbourne

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2201

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 10.11.09

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

It is assumed that you have successfully completed all earlier year chemical engineering (PROC XXXX) courses and that you are familiar with inherent vocabulary, concepts and techniques. If the study unit you choose was presented at an introductory level in PROC2087 Chemical Engineering Specialisation, then you will be assumed to have completed that introductory unit.

Course Description

This course provides you the opportunity to explore the application of chemical engineering principles to particular industry sectors or areas of specialist expertise in depth. You will be given a limited choice of modules from which you will select one (although some choices may have to be later withdrawn if there is insufficient demand).

Typical modules are environmental engineering; fluid and particle processes; metallurgical engineering; oil & gas engineering and food engineering.  New modules may be added and old modules deleted annually depending on the availability of specialist staff.

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.)

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to development of the following program learning outcomes:

Knowledge and Skill Base

1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.

1.2. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.

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

 Engineering Application Ability

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

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Identify and elaborate the key characteristics of a particular industry sector
  2. Apply chemical engineering principles to investigate certain industrial processes.
  3. Apply chemical engineering principles to the design of certain unit operations within a particular industry sector.

The above skills and abilities will need to be demonstrated to a greater depth of complexity than expected in PROC2087 Chemical Engineering Specialisation.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will attend lectures and work both individually and collaboratively on tutorials and assignments with your peers. The course is supported by the University learning management system.

Total study hours: You will undertake the equivalent of three hours per week in lectures and tutorials. In addition you can expect to spend a minimum of three hours per week in independent study.

Overview of Learning Resources


A range of materials, including slides used in lectures, will be available on the University learning management system.

Support can also be found at RMIT Library Guides:

Overview of Assessment


Assessment will be based on both individual and group collaborative performance.


☒This course has no hurdle requirements.


Tasks by Module:


NB All of the assessment tasks below support CLOs 1,2,3.

Advanced Metallurgical Engineering          

Assignment                   (20%)

Class Test 1                  (35%)

Class Test 2                  (45%)

Advanced Environmental Engineering  

Assignment 1                  (25%)

Assignment 2                  (25%)

Class Test 1                    (25%)

Class Test 2                    (25%)

Interface Engineering

Assignment - Individual      (25%)

Assignment - Group           (25%)

Class Test 1                      (25%)

Class Test 2                      (25%)

Food Engineering

Assignment                      (20%)

Tutorials                           (20%)

Class Test 1                    (30%) 

Class Test 2                    (30%)