ENCH486-16S1 (C) Semester One 2016

Special Topic in Chemical and Process Engineering

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
22 Feb 2016 - 26 Jun 2016


Special Topic in Chemical and Process Engineering

*Advanced Energy Processing Technologies and Systems*

Course content

Processing technologies and systems for production of hydrogen, syngas, liquid fuel as well as heat and power from various energy resources including traditional fossil fuels and renewable resources (biomass); energy related environmental issues and analysis; energy system optimisation; energy related electrochemical systems.

Relation to Other Courses

ENCH486 is an optional 3rd Professional course however, it is required for students who want to receive a certificate of energy process minor.

Learning Outcomes


  • Hydrogen, syngas and liquid fuel from biomass and organic solid wastes (8 lectures, SSP)
  • System analysis and optimisation for biomass to liquid fuels (2 lectures, SSP)
  • Brief introduction to energy related electrochemical systems (1 lecture, ATM)
  • Thermodynamics and kinetics of electrode processes (4 lectures, ATM)
  • Case studies (5 lectures, ATM)
  • Hydrogen, syngas, liquid fuel, and heat and power from natural gas and crude oil (8 lectures, MW);
  • CO2 emissions and mitigation (2 lectures, MW).
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:


Subject to the approval of the Director of Studies.


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 1 15%
Assignment 2 15%
Assignment 3 15%
Final Exam 55%



Students with concerns about the course should contact any of the teachers listed above, the 3rd Pro Director of Studies or the Head of Department

General Policies of the Department

Students may obtain the general policies of the University on matters such as the aegrotat applications, appeals procedures, reconsideration of grades and special provision for students with disabilities from the University Calendar.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $901.00

International fee $4,863.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Chemical and Process Engineering.

All ENCH486 Occurrences

  • ENCH486-16S1 (C) Semester One 2016