• Offered by RS Electrical, Energy and Materials 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 PGRD
  • Course convener
    • John Pye
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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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

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

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.

Professional Skills Mapping
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies

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.

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Preliminary Reading

Lecture notes will be distributed through the course website.  
The following resources may provide useful overview material:

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.


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:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5700
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4787 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person N/A

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