Course Title: Advanced Chemical Engineering Specialisation 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Chemical Engineering Specialisation 3

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

PROC2095

City Campus

Undergraduate

120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Face-to-Face

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

PROC2095

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019

Course Coordinator: Professor Namita Roy Choudhury

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2332

Course Coordinator Email: namita.choudhury@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 10.10.27, 10.10.22

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

The course builds on knowledge of flow properties and fundamentals of materials processing developed in earlier year, and leads into further specialization in polymer processing. This course considers basic concepts of polymer science & nanostructured polymer, advanced polymer engineering with viscoelasticity, toughening of polymers and gels and advanced polymer processing  including 3D printing, electrospinning, specialist topics in polymer processing, which uses knowledge of flow and material properties to predict the effects of processing parameters on properties and quality of product.


Course Description

The course has been designed to provide students with a strong foundation on polymer science and engineering, and an understanding of advanced processing and fabrication methods of polymers, polymer nanocomposites and their characterisation with specific examples. It has been designed to provide an understanding in both the theoretical and practical aspects of polymer engineering, and an understanding of advanced processing and fabrication methods of polymers and nanocomposites with specific examples and their structure-property-performance relationship.

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


This course aims to develop the fundamental, critical thinking, problem solving skills of students who will be subsequently working as professional engineer with a specialisation in the area of polymer engineering.

At the end of this course the student will be able to:
- Develop understanding of topics in polymer materials or processes relevant to the chemical industry
- Predict how changes to materials or processes will affect the design of polymer processing equipment and products

-Develop a systematic approach to solving problems in areas related to polymer engineering
- Understand how sustainable processing or system may be applied to the polymer industry.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will use lectures, self-directed reading to develop the knowledge and skills that are essential for chemical engineers working in the polymer industry. Assignment and class tests will be used to test your understanding of the fundamentals and principles of polymer engineering.


Overview of Learning Resources

 There is a good collection of text books available in the RMIT Library in Swanston St and Cardigan St. The internet provides a range of useful resources.

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


Overview of Assessment

 ☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

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

Assessments: 

Task 1: Class test 
Weighting 35%
This test supports CLOs 1 and 2

Task 2: Assignment
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, and 3

Task 3: Final Class test
Weighting 45%
This test supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, and 4