Course Title: Advanced Chemical Engineering Specialisation 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Chemical Engineering Specialisation 1

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


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019

Course Coordinator: Srinivasan Madapusi

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0956

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 10.10.008

Course Coordinator Availability: by email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

It is assumed that you have successfully completed all earlier year chemical engineering courses and that you are familiar with inherent vocabulary, concepts and techniques. 

Course Description

This course provides you with the opportunity to explore the application of chemical engineering principles to particular industry sectors or areas of specialist expertise in depth. Interface Engineering is the current focus of this course. 

This course will help you understand why events at interfaces between different phases are very important in mining, resource recovery, energy, food, agriculture, pharmaceutical, healthcare, cosmetics, and environment related industries. The course content will facilitate understanding of interfacial phenomena, application of chemical engineering knowledge at gas-liquid, gas-solid and liquid-solid interfaces, and will include illustrative case studies. Upon completion of the course, you will possess basic skills in interface related process and product design relevant to the above-mentioned industries. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course addresses 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 projects.


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Understand, identify and apply the key physicochemical phenomena that affect processes and products of a particular industry sector
  2. Apply chemical engineering principles to investigate certain industrial processes and products.
  3. Apply chemical engineering principles to the design of certain processes and products within a particular industry sector.



Overview of Learning Activities

The course will comprise lectures, problem solving sessions and discussions. 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.

NB All of the assessment tasks below support CLOs 1,2,3. The details of the assessments and rubrics are available in the University learning management system. 

Assessment Task 1: Individual Assignment
Weighting: 10%

Assessment Task 2: Class Test 1
Weighting: 35%

Assessment Task 3: Class Test 2
Weighting: 35%

Assessment Task 4: Group Assignment
Weighting: 20%