ENCH241-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Engineering Chemistry 2

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


Organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry.

The topics covered by this course are:

- Develop familiarity with the structural and written terminology and communication used in organic

- Introduction to industrial catalytic processes.

- Introduction to chemical products production.

Learning Outcomes

The Goal

The goal of the course is to provide students with the chemistry background needed to better understand industrial chemical processes. The material will be related to industrial processes implemented in New Zealand and internationally.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

1. Identify and understand the molecular structure of organic molecules.
2. Describe the importance of reaction kinetics and thermodynamics in chemical reactions.
3. Understand the fundamentals of catalysis.
4. Understand and describe key reaction steps in chemical products production.


Subject to approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry.

Timetable Note

36 lectures, 4 tutorials and 6 laboratory classes.

Course Coordinators

Alex Yip and Vladimir Golovko


Alex Yip and Richard Hartshorn


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Exam 55%
Lab Reports 20% See details on LEARN
Test 22 Aug 2023 20%
Laboratory Assessment 27 Sep 2023 5% Chirality 2 Test

Textbooks / Resources

Web-based resources

Various learning resources (lecture material, reference links, quizzes, discussion forums etc.) for this course are available via the University of Canterbury‚Äôs Learn web site -- http://learn.canterbury.ac.nz/.  This site will also be used regularly as a means of communication and information distribution for all of your Canterbury courses.  You should familiarise yourself with Learn as soon as possible.


Subject to approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,030.00

International fee $5,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Chemical and Process Engineering .

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