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MEC2501 Process Engineering Systems

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering


Pre-requisite: MEC1501


The drive to meet consumer demands for economically competitive and high quality products requires effective and efficient processing technologies. These processing technologies are required to transform the raw material to its final product with the optimal use of the raw material in a sustainable manner, using minimal energy, and producing less harmful by-products. The effective design, development and operation of processing operations are fundamental in achieving these goals.

This course takes a multi-disciplinary approach to provide the student with the knowledge base and application skills to design complete process engineering systems. These designs would include the specification of vital hardware systems and associated sensors and actuators to allow safe, effective control of the operation. The course further expands on the fundamental knowledge gained in the pre-requisite course `Introduction to Process Engineering', by undertaking the specification and design of suitable processing systems and control strategies.

The aim of this course is to provide the student with theoretical knowledge and design skills based on the concepts of Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Computer Controlled Systems, sensors and actuators, and graphic-user interface systems.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2015 External
Semester 2, 2015 On-campus Toowoomba