Course Title: Chemical Engineering Specialisation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chemical Engineering Specialisation

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering


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


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020

Course Coordinator: Dr Liam Ward

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1113

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 10.10.12

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

It is assumed that you have completed all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year courses in your program and that vocabulary, concepts and techniques which are part of those courses are familiar.

Course Description

This course contains a range of modules covering different speciality areas, from which you will choose any two. All modules are designed to use chemical engineering principles and apply them to particular industry sectors, thereby setting the foundation for future specialist streams of study. You will gain additional skills that will enable you to analyse and design processes - skills that can be generalised to a wide variety of other industry sectors.

Typical modules are selected from a range of topics to include environmental engineering; corrosion engineering; metallurgical engineering; polymer engineering; interface engineering; oil & gas engineering, food engineering and Nanomaterials. Each year new modules may be added and other modules deleted.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


This course contributes to Program Learning Outcomes for BH079 Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours):


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.

1.4.    Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific 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.



On completion of this course you should be able to:

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


Overview of Learning Activities

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

Overview of Learning Resources

There is no prescribed text. Learning resources will be made available through Canvas.

Overview of Assessment

Each module has two assessment components, namely a class test held during the second half of the semester and a final exam which is common to all three modules. As students select any two out of the following three modules, each student does a total of three assessments components.

Breakdown for each module is below:


☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

Module: Environmental Engineering

                           Class Test     (25%) CLOs 1-3

                           Exam            (25%) CLOs 1-3


Module: Nanomaterials

                          Class Test       (25%) CLOs 1-3

                          Exam              (25%) CLOs 1-3


Module: Corrosion Engineering

                          Class Test       (25%) CLOs 1-3

                          Exam              (25%) CLOs 1-3

Your final mark will be the sum of the marks for both modules.