Course Title: Chemical Engineering Design Project 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chemical Engineering Design Project 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 2 2023

Course Coordinator: Professor Raj Parthasarathy

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2941

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 10.10.26

Course Coordinator Availability: via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

An essential prerequisite for this course is successful completion of Chemical Engineering Design Project 1. When combined with this course it coalesces and further develops all the graduate attributes and skills that you have learnt and established to date in an authentic full-academic- year engineering experience.

Course Description

This course is the second half of a project that comprises two sequential courses (Chemical Engineering Design Project 1 and 2) and is a capstone for all students studying chemical engineering. The courses cover all the steps required to design a fully operational process plant. You will work on the design of an assigned project selected from a diverse range of process industries such as chemical, food, petroleum, petrochemical, polymer, mineral, biochemical, environmental, etc. The successful completion of the Chemical Engineering Design Project involves the application of a wide range of skills taught throughout the program such as chemical engineering fundamentals, data gathering, project management, safety considerations, environmental considerations, economic evaluation, leadership and membership of teams, report writing and project presentation.

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience. Part of your work will be advised by and assessed by a practicing design professional. You may also be involved in plant visits.

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 the following Program Learning Outcomes for BH079 Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Hons) and associated double degrees.

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.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Work effectively in a team environment;
  2. Design an industrial process applying chemical engineering principles;
  3. Design a major piece of equipment taking into account technical, economic and safety considerations.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will work collaboratively with your peers to gather the necessary data and perform analysis to design a process plant. As an individual, you will design a major piece of equipment from the plant. The course is supported by the Canvas learning management system.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be provided access to notes, videos, and research literature.

Support can also be found at RMIT Library Guides:

Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements and consists of the following assessment tasks:

Assessment Task 1: Completion plan (Group report)
Weighting 10%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3

Assessment Task 2: Major Equipment Design report (Individual Report)
Weighting 50%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3

Assessment Task 3: Final Design report (Group Report)
Weighting 40%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3

Note: Marks for the Completion Plan and Final Design report will be subject to peer assessment.