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MEC1501 Introduction to Industrial Processes

Short Description: Intro to Industrial Processes
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 030399 - Process and Resources Engineer
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: CIV1500 or CIV1501


This introductory course enables the student to achieve a basic understanding of the control systems used in a number of different industrial processes. This is further developed in the next course `Process Control Systems', where process controllers are designed and implemented by applying the fundamental principles covered in this course, together with the theory and application of Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Electrical and Electronic Circuits, Sensors and Actuators, Programmable Logic Controllers and Human-Machine Interface Systems.

The aim of this course is to enable the student to develop a basic understanding of the operation of controllers used in a wide range of industrial processes, including food processing, petro-chemical processing, mining and ore processing, and manufacturing. The course is structured so that for each process there is discussion on the equipment used, safety considerations, sustainability, by-products, and control requirements and control strategies.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2019 Online