Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Design

CEE20001 12.5 Credit Points
One Semester or equivalent
Contact hours
60 Hours


ENG10001 Engineering, Design and Innovation


Aims and learning outcomes

The aim of this unit is for students to develop an appreciation of the design aspects associated with chemical engineering processes, and introduces strategies for chemical engineering design problem solving including computer aided chemical engineering designs.

Students who successfully complete this unit should be able to:

  1. define a problem and identify design requirements. (K5,K6,S2,S3,S4) (EAC PO1)
  2. identify the design process stages used in a design cycle in developing solutions to problems. (K5,K6,S3,S4,A5,A6) (EAC PO2)
  3. use published works to research aspects of design problems. (K5,K6,A1,A5) (EAC PO11)
  4. demonstrate oral and written communication skills when working in a group and preparing a group report. (A2,A3,A7) (EAC PO9)

Unit information in detail

– Learning and teaching structures, content and assessment.

Learning and teaching structures

Lectures (3 hours), Tutorials (2 hours), Labs (2 hours), and 7.5 hours of self-study per week.


  • Introduction to design as an applied subject, the role of analytical techniques in design
  • Introduction to process flow sheeting
    • Material balance on equipment and process with and without chemical reaction
    • Energy balance on equipment and process with and without chemical reaction
  • Introduction to process design using ASPEN-HYSYS Software



Individual or Group Task


Assesses attainment
of these ULOs
Quizzes Individual 8% 1
Assignments Group 20% 1, 2, 3, 4
Test Individual 12% 1, 2
Project Group 20% 1, 2, 3, 4
Final Examination Individual 40% 1, 2

Study resources

– Resources and reference material.

Resources and reference material

A list of reading materials and/or required texts will be made available in the Unit Outline.