Recommended texts and other resources
Bird, R.B., Stewart, W.E., and Lightfoot, E.N., Transport Phenomena, second edition, Wiley, 2002 and onwards
Coulson, J.M., and Richardson, J.F., Chemical Engineering Volume 1, sixth edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999
- Subject notes
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
Lectures are the main mode of technical content delivery for this course. These lectures are supplemented by consultation sessions, in which students work in groups on selected tutorial problems. Practical application of the theory is via two laboratories. Two laboratory experiments will be performed during the semester: in the first, somewhere in weeks 3–6, you will do an experiment called ‘Viscosity’; in the second, somewhere in weeks 8–11, you will do an experiment called ‘Diffusivity’. Each experiment will be conducted in groups of 3, and will take 1.5hrs.
Students are expected to spend 2-3 hours per hour of lecture time individually working through set problems.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Comprehensive lecture notes are made available prior to the semester commencing (free to download). All lecture slides, handouts and some multimedia material will be made available during the semester through the Learning Management System (LMS).
Two books are recommended for in-depth study, but not required to purchase (both of these books are available from the library):
- Coulson, J.M., and Richardson, J.F., Chemical Engineering, Volume 1, sixth edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999
- Bird, R.B., Stewart, W.E., and Lightfoot, E.N., Transport Phenomena, second edition, Wiley, 2002-7 (preferred).
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
This subject introduces fundamental technical concepts and does not have any industrial links. It enables further study of the subject of Chemical Engineering, leading to the analysis of industrially relevant, practical problems.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Informal specialisation Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG. Specialisation (formal) Biochemical Specialisation (formal) Chemical with Business Specialisation (formal) Chemical Informal specialisation Selective subjects for B-BMED Breadth track Chemical Engineering
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Subject coordinator approval required
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.