ENCH390-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Process Engineering Design 1

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


This is one of key courses in chemical engineering which covers methods for the quantitative analysis of chemical processes, including process optimisation and curve fitting, process modelling and applications, pinch analysis and sustainability assessment. It also includes a 1-day intensive course analysing why process engineers should engage with iwi and local communities, and some practical and effective guidelines on how to do this.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge Outcomes

- Be capable of unit conversion commonly encountered in engineering
- Understand and be capable of developing models for chemical process operations.
- Design heat exchangers for process applications
- Understand and be capable of performing optimisations for single or multiple variables with constraints.
- Understand and be capable of analysing sustainability in process industry.
- Understand how process design and operation may be viewed from different cultural perspectives and be capable of developing effective methods of engaging with local community and iwi groups.
- Understand who our mana whenua are in the Canterbury region (including social structure, values, historical and current situation).
- Understand and propose effective engagement strategies with Māori, including familiarity with tikanga Māori

Transferable skills

- Independent problem solving
- Team working and interpersonal relation
- Communication of complex idea to peers
- Managing tasks timely not to cram
- Handle stress during treating with real world problems under time pressure
- Simple economic analysis
- Approaching problems rationally
- Sourcing necessary information, data, literature, equipment, and materials

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Heon Park


Carlo Carere and Daniel Holland


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final Exam 40% Modelling 20% and Sustainability 20%
Assignment 1a: Modelling 10 Mar 2023 5%
Assignment 1b: Modelling 30 Mar 2023 10%
Assignment 2: Heat Exchanger 28 Apr 2023 20%
Assignment 3: Optimisation 12 May 2023 10%
Assignment 4: Biculturalism 02 Jun 2023 15%

30 lectures and 3 local visits

Textbooks / Resources

Students should try to source books at UC library, its website, or bookstore and study by themselves. Specific references will be given each section of this course.


This is a core chemical engineering course and is a prerequisite of ENCH494.

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 .

All ENCH390 Occurrences

  • ENCH390-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023