ENCH395-22W (C) Whole Year 2022

Process Engineering Laboratories

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


Laboratory and pilot-plant experiments, design and analysis of experiments using statistical methods, and computational tools useful for analysing data.

Learning Outcomes

  • Practical demonstration of hardware, concepts and phenomena in relation to the broader context of a process engineering system.
  • Solve open ended chemical engineering problems by researching, designing, planning and conducting experiments.
  • Gather, manage, interpret and use experimental information appropriately.
  • Effective communication using a variety of formats to a variety of audiences.
  • Function effectively in a team environment by working cooperatively with your lab partner


Timetable Note

• 6 experiments with process equipment at pilot plant scale, reported in various ways.
• 18 lectures.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Carlo Carere

Lab Coordinator

Alfred Herritsch


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Formal Report 35% A longer and more in depth analysis of the results. In addition, students will supplement this with the data from other students who have completed the lab in the same year. This will result in an augmented statistical analysis, which may result in suggestions for lab improvements. Final report to be submitted 4 weeks after the experiment.
Management Report 1 20% Reports to management (due 1 week after the lab)
Management Report 2 20% Reports to management (due 1 week after the lab)
Short Formal Report 1 10% A rapidly-executed industrial report to immediate superior. The report is due on the same day that the lab is completed.
Short Formal Report 2 10% A rapidly-executed industrial report to immediate superior. The report is due on the same day that the lab is completed.
Workshop 5% A lab on P&IDs of CAPE's distillation column (approx 2 hours).

• 6 laboratory days with contact time 3-6 hours each, time of report preparation 10-25 hours for different report styles, total 130 hours
• Lecture attendance (approximately 15 hours)


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

This is a compulsory course for Chemical and Process Engineering. This course builds on the skills acquired in second year chemical engineering laboratories, extending the range of reporting, allowing the student to take more initiative, and generally increasing the size of the plant used to pilot scale. The experiments are related to other ENCH 300 series courses currently being studied.

Additional Course Outline Information


Must attend all labs.

Where to submit and collect work

Reports need to be submitted electronically via Learn and a hardcopy should be handed in the box “ENCH395 CAPE Labs” at the entrance to the CAPE department level 4 LINK Building. If you wish to extend the deadline for handing in your lab report and have a good reason contact or see Alfred Herritsch.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,002.00

International fee $5,625.00

* 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 ENCH395 Occurrences

  • ENCH395-22W (C) Whole Year 2022