ENCH487-16S1 (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 Modelling and Simulation*

Course Content **Updated 26.1.16**

Numerical methods for the simulation of chemical processes
• methods for solution of non-linear, poorly scaled, algebraic equations
• solution of large systems of ODEs
• modelling and solution of differential-algebraic equation (DAE) systems
• modelling of distributed parameter systems
• solution of partial differential equation systems using the method of lines
• using sparsity for speed

Optimisation and parameter estimation
• optimisation
• optimisation for non-linear curve fitting
• design and analysis of experiments using non-linear models
• modelling uncertainty in systems
• optimisation of dynamic systems, including parameter estimation

• formulation of physical problems as CFD problems
• mathematical terminology used for CFD
• use of a standard CFD package
• setting up physical geometries
• interpretation and validation of results

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

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

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


Subject to the approval of the Director of Studies.


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignemnt 7.5% Numerical Methods 1
Assignment 7.5% Numerical methods 2
Assignment 3 6% Optimisation
Assignment 4 7.5% CFD
Assignment 5 7.5% CFD
Final Exam 55%



Students with concerns about the course should contact any of the lecturers 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 ENCH487 Occurrences

  • ENCH487-16S1 (C) Semester One 2016