Project Management & Innovation in Process Industr

10 Units

This subject includes specific material on planning, selection, estimation and control of chemical engineering processes. Material will be given on process flowsheets, process economics and cost estimation. The course will include a general overview of management, company structures, taxation, legal frameworks (especially related to environmental legislation), intellectual property and patents, business plans and proposals, markets, competition, and SWOT analysis as related specifically to chemical engineering industries.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Engineering
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)

To develop:

  1. Awareness of the Chemical Engineering Business Environment and Economics
  2. An awareness of Legal Frameworks (esp. Environmental Legislation)
  3. An awareness of Intellectual property
  4. Management Computing applications
  5. Project Planning Skills
  6. Proposal Writing Skills
  7. Organisational Abilities

This is a course within the Discipline of Chemical Engineering on some basic aspects of project management and entrepreneurship. Material will be covered in the field to give you a broad overview of various aspects of project management, innovation, technology commercialisation and entrepreneurship. Topics covered will include:

1.Introduction - Parallels between Project Management and Entrepreneurship. 2.Project Definition 3.Project Management History and Tolls 4.Engineering Ideas and Opportunity 5.Feasibility and Testing Business Concepts 6.Project Selection 7.Patents 8.Approval Processes 9.Other Selected Topics

Replacing Course(s) NA
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Problem Based Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
  • Other: (please specify) - Assessment in this course will consist of regular assignments, major assignment, tutorials and reports. Refer to course outline for information
Contact Hours
  • Student Projects: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for CHEE6510

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