Project Management & Innovation in Process Industries

10 Units

Complements the earlier work on chemical engineering process design and operation, and includes specific material on planning, selection, estimation and control of chemical engineering processes. Previous material given in the course, involving chemical engineering unit operation design, is related to 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), ethical perspectives, intellectual property and patents, a critical perspectives on business plans and proposals, markets, competition, and Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threat analysis as related specifically to chemical engineering industries.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Engineering
Availability Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the chemical engineering business environment and economics
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of legal frameworks (esp. environmental legislation)
  3. Demonstrate an awareness of intellectual property and deeper critical ethical perspectives
  4. Apply management computing application skills
  5. Apply critical perspectives and demonstrate insights into project planning methodology
  6. Write a project proposal
  7. Demonstrate professional communication and organisational skills both individually and within a team
  8. Demonstrate awareness of Company Structure within an environmental sector

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 Tools
  4. Engineering Ideas and Opportunity
  5. Feasibility and Testing Business Concepts
  6. Project Selection
  7. Patents
  8. Approval Processes
  9. Other Selected Topics
Assessment Items
  • Quiz: Quizzes 1 and 2
  • Project: Project Concept Proposal
  • Project: Project Organisational Structures
  • Project: Industrial Ecology Project Business Plan
  • Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for CHEE6510
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