ENCH497-17S1 (C) Semester One 2017

Process Management

15 points
20 Feb 2017 - 25 Jun 2017


Engineering economics, project management, professional report writing, project research methods, and safety in the process industry.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to estimate the capital cost of a chemical engineering process
  • Understand the time value of money as it is applied to investment decision
  • Be able to evaluate the economic worth of a chemical engineering process
  • Understand some ethical problems that might affect chemical engineers
  • Knowledge of process design software using SuperPro Designer as an example
  • Be able to apply control strategies to a plant design
  • Be able to apply hazard identification methods and risk estimation techniques

    This is a compulsory course. This course is a prerequisite for ENCH494.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Ken Morison


Conan Fee and Peter Gostomski

Students with concerns about the course should contact any of the lecturers listed above, the 3rd Pro Director of Studies (Alex Yip) or the Head of Department

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


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final Exam 55%
Assignment 1 14 Mar 2017 7% Capital cost and economics
Capital costs and economics 04 Apr 2017 8%
SuperPro Designer 04 May 2017 10%
Control Systems 19 May 2017 5%
Hazop 02 Jun 2017 15%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Towler, Gavin P. , Sinnott, R. K; Chemical engineering design : principles, practice, and economics of plant and process design; 2nd ed; Butterworth-Heinemann, 2013.

Bouman, R.W., Jesen, S.B., Wake, M.L. & Earl, W.B. (2005) Process Capital Cost Estimation for New Zealand 2004, Society of Chemical Engineers New Zealand. (Available to students on Learn)

D. G. Newman, J. P. Lavelle, T. G. Eschenbach, Engineering Economic Analysis, 12th ed, Oxford University Press

Towler, G.P. and Sinnott, R.K., (2014) Chemical Engineering Design: Principles, Practice and Economics of Plant and Process Design, 2nd ed, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford. (1st edition is available as an ebook from the library).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,038.00

International fee $5,000.00

* 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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