• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering, Mechanical, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Energy Change
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr John Pye
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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Industrial processes account for a significant share of commercial thermal and electrical energy use worldwide. Increasing energy and material efficiency as well as the share of renewable energy requires re-engineering of mature processes and development of new technologies. This course provides an overview of state-of-the-art industrial processes that involve significant thermal energy flows as well as novel concepts. Throughout the course, there is a strong theme of fundamental thermal sciences with aspects of mechanical, chemical and process engineering. On completion, students will have skills to analyse and reform energy-intensive industries, including energy efficiency optimisation and renewable energy integration. Selected industrial processes and thermal science aspects are highlighted through in-depth case studies.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to
  1. Identify and discuss the current status and development trends in industrial processing in Australia and internationally.
  2. Develop thermodynamic analyses of industrial processes.
  3. Apply heat and mass transfer analyses to industrial process devices and plants.
  4. Evaluate and critically assess the potential for decarbonising industrial processes.
  5. Develop and compare novel concepts for renewably-powered industrial processes.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will consist of a combination of written assignments, research/case study reports, laboratory/tutorial exercises and a final exam.  Details and weightings of each task will be provided in the full course outline.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Indicative Reading List

Lecture notes will be distributed through the course website.  
 
The following resources may provide useful overview material:
https://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/tracking_emissions.pdf
http://arena.gov.au/files/2015/10/ITP_RE-options-for-industrial-gas-users_Tech-report.pdf
https://books.google.com.au/books?id=MZ3DklIQuT0C
http://smile.amazon.com/Engineers-Managers-Energy-Conservation-Edition/dp/1439856060/
http://smile.amazon.com/Handbook-Energy-Engineering-Sixth-Edition/dp/1420087681/
http://smile.amazon.com/Energy-Management-Efficiency-Process-Industries/dp/1118838254/
http://smile.amazon.com/Modeling-Analysis-Optimization-Process-Systems/dp/0470624213/
http://smile.amazon.com/Thermal-Design-Optimization-Adrian-Bejan/dp/0471584673/
http://smile.amazon.com/Systems-Integration-Chemistry-Chemical-Engineering/dp/1482253062/

Assumed Knowledge

Students enrolling in this course should have taken at least one undergraduate course in thermodynamics, equivalent to ENGN2222 Engineering Thermodynamics. Students who have not taken such a course are advised to complete ENGN2222 as an elective prior to taking ENGN8833.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4878
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
4960 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person

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