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Engineering economics, project management, professional report writing, project research methods, and safety in the process industry.
TOPICS• Capital and operating cost estimation (KRM, 7)• Economic evaluation, project management, contracts (KRM, 7)• Ethics, interviews, employment contracts (KRM 4)• Control strategy development (KRM, 3)• SuperPro Designer (CJF, 3)• Hazard identification methods and risk estimation techniques used in the process industry (PAG, 10)
Be able to estimate the capital cost of a chemical engineering processUnderstand the time value of money as it is applied to investment decisionsBe able to evaluate the economic worth of a chemical engineering processUnderstand the relationship between company accounts and engineering decisionsUnderstand social and cultural matters that might influence investment decisionsUnderstand some ethical and employment matters that might affect chemical engineersBe able to apply control strategies to a plant designKnowledge of process design software using SuperPro Designer as an exampleBe able to apply hazard identification methods and risk estimation techniques
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.
and Peter Gostomski
CONCERNSStudents 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 DepartmentGENERAL POLICIES OF THE DEPARTMENTStudents may obtain the general policies of the University from the website. For example:Special considerations: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/study/special-consideration/ Academic Appeals of Assessments: Students with concerns about assessment processes or grades should be advised to speak first with the relevant lecturer. If the matter cannot be resolved, then the student should meet and discuss the matter with the Head of Department/School and thereafter follow the procedures outlined in the University procedures http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/media/documents/postgraduate-/Academic-Appeals-Grievances-Principles-Procedures.pdf and regulations http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/general-regulations/academic-appeals-and-grievance-regulations/Reconsideration of grades: If you are concerned that your final grade may be incorrect it is suggested (for CAPE) that you make an informal query to the course coordinator, but you may follow the official procedures: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/study/examinations/result-dates-and-appeals/ Disabilities: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/disability/
Towler, Gavin P. , Sinnott, R. K;
Chemical engineering design : principles, practice, and economics of plant and process design;
USEFUL TEXTBOOKSBouman, 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)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).
RELATION TO OTHER COURSESThis is a compulsory course. It provides preparation for ENCH494.
Domestic fee $1,059.00
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.