ENCH241-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Engineering Chemistry 2

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 16 July 2018
End Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 27 July 2018
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 12 October 2018


Organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry.

This course is part of the First Profession Examination for the BE (Hons) degree in Chemical and Process Engineering

The topics covered by this course are:
- Organic and Bio-organic Chemistry
- Analytical Chemistry (chromatography)
- Physical Chemistry (surfaces and catalysis)

Learning Outcomes

  • Goal:
    The goal of the course is to provide students with the chemistry background needed to better understand industrial chemical processes. The material will be related to industrial processes implemented in New Zealand and internationally.

    Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the functioning of catalytic systems for chemical synthesis, with particular emphasis on catalysis at surfaces as it pertains to industrial reactions.
  • Develop detailed understanding of selected industrial catalytic processes.
  • Have a working understanding of the fundamental organic chemistry underlying many industrial synthetic processes.
  • Understand how the basics of chemistry can be applied in the industrial production of polymers.
  • Develop understanding of the theory and basic application aspects of a variety of characterisation methods (chromatography, mass spectrometry and other selected spectroscopic techniques) relevant to R&D and QA.
    • 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 approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry.

Course Coordinators

Vladimir Golovko and Matt James Watson


Jodie Johnston

Each student must attend a total of 6 laboratory classes (timetable will be available on Learn and in the lab).

There will be TWO streams for attending labs on alternate weeks. Lists showing breakdown of the class into streams and groups for the labs will be available on Learn.

The laboratory classes are on Wednesdays 14:00-18:00, unless advised otherwise.
Ernest Rutherford 412 Chemistry Lab, School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, Computer Lab (optional): Wednesdays 15:00-17:50; West 542

On your first lab day, please arrive 10 minutes earlier - mandatory brief introductory talk will be given in the Ernest Rutherford 412 Chem. Lab

A satisfactory performance in the laboratory is a course requirement.
Failure to submit laboratory reports for two experiments will result in automatic failure of the lab component of the course and thus failure for the whole course.

The deadline for submission of the lab report is two weeks from the completion of a given experiment, while earlier submissions are encouraged.


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Exam 50%
Laboratory Assessment 20% Students MUST pass lab component in order to pass the course.
Test 13 Sep 2018 30%

Textbooks / Resources

Web-based resources
Various learning resources (lecture material, reference links, quizzes, discussion forums etc.) for this course are available via the University of Canterbury’s Learn web site -- http://learn.canterbury.ac.nz/.  This site will also be used regularly as a means of communication and information distribution for all of your Canterbury courses.  You should familiarise yourself with Learn as soon as possible.


Subject to approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry.

Additional Course Outline Information

Assessment and grading system

Mid-semester test: 30%
Laboratory:        20% (students MUST pass lab component in order to pass the course)
Final examination: 50%

Examination and Formal Tests
Test: Thursday 13 September, 2018, details of the location to be advised
Exam: Three hours, details of the timing to be advised

Late submission of work

It is the policy for this course that late work is not accepted.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $937.00

International fee $5,125.00

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

For further information see Chemical and Process Engineering.

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  • ENCH241-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018