ENCH295-22W (C) Whole Year 2022

Chemical Engineering Professional Practice

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 20 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 28 August 2022


This course will introduce the students to the chemical engineering laboratory environment and process safety. It will also build on the professional skills introduced in ENGR101 such as sketching, ethics and report writing.

1. Laboratory skills – exposure to chemical process equipment and working with experimental apparatus
2. Professional skills – Computing with Excel, Visio, technical drawing, engineering report writing, library skills
3. Process Safety – an introduction to chemical and physical hazards, important industrial accidents and the concept of hazard vs risk.
4. Electrical systems relevant to chemical engineers

Learning Outcomes

Learning OutcomesAfter passing this course, a student is able to:
LO1: Demonstrate engineering sketching and technical drawing skills including CAD and understand how engineering components are represented graphically. Obtain an appreciation of the design process and manufacturing including material selection.
LO2: Exhibit familiarity with some electrical concepts relevant to the process industries.
LO3: Understand and apply introductory concepts such hazard identification and preliminary risk analysis required to assess the safety of industrial processes and the laboratory environment.
LO4: Conduct chemical engineering experiments on laboratory and pilot-scale equipment in a team situation and analyse the results quantitatively using statistical tools and computational packages such as Excel Solver.
LO5: Write engineering reports analysing and discussing experimental results following the style typical of the chemical process industry


Subject to the approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Alfred Herritsch


John Pearse , Don Clucas , Daniel Bishop and Peter Gostomski

Lab Technician

Frank Weerts


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
CAD Tasks 6% During Term 2 (x6)
Electrical Systems 5% Term 4
Engineering Drawing Tutorials 5% 5 Drawing Assisgnments due at the start of class
Boiler Report 15% Term 4
Evaporator 5% Term 3 - due one week after the lab
Industrial Hardware - pass/fail
Measurement 5% Term One - due one week after the lab
Mechanical Engineering Practice pass/fail
Pump Applications- pass/fail
Thermo Report 5% Term 3 - due one week after the lab
Safety Test 10% Term 4
Engineering Drawing Test 31 Mar 2022 30%
CAD Assignment 27 May 2022 14%

In Semester 1, the course focuses on technical drawing (sketching, technical drawing conventions and CAD) and basic chemical engineering concepts (uncertainty analysis and report writing). Students will attend several laboratories to become familiar with industry typical equipment.

Semester 2 contains three laboratories, where concepts from other courses will be revisited in a laboratory environment. Students will be able to practice report writing. In addition, process safety and electrical systems relevant to chemical engineers will be introduced.

All labs must be attended to pass the course. All lab reports must be handed in and completed to a satisfactory standard to pass the course.

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

*; SAA/SNZ HB1:1994 Technical Drawing for Students ; 1994 (This standard may be downloaded free of charge from the University Library's Standards New Zealand database page which may be found at http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/databases).

Boundy, A. W; Engineering drawing ; 5th ed; McGraw-Hill, 1996.

Howard, William E. , Musto, Joseph C; Introduction to solid modeling using SolidWorks 2014 ;

Jordan, Pat; Foundations of Excel : for engineers and scientists ; Pearson, 2012.

Simmons, C. H. , Maguire, D. E; Manual of engineering drawing ; Rev. ed; Arnold, 1995.


All information about academic policies (e.g. special consideration, dishonest practice) can be found on the ENCH-Undergraduate LEARN page .

Subject to the approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,425.00

International fee $6,048.00

* 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.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 25 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Chemical and Process Engineering .

All ENCH295 Occurrences

  • ENCH295-22W (C) Whole Year 2022