Material and Energy Systems

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Material and Energy Systems

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Chemical Engineering, Materials Science Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PHYS1121 or PHY1131

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    In this course the student will learn sufficient thermodynamics and problem solution strategies to be able to apply thermodynamic concepts with material and energy balances to chemical process problems involving several unit operations and involving chemical reactions. This will include study of the first and second law of thermodynamics, vapour liquid equilibria for pure components, heats of phase change, heats of reaction and example applications such as refrigeration and power plants. This course is part of the chemical engineering design stream and thus the submission of a satisfactory design portfolio is part of the requirements for successful completion of the course. This course replaces CEIC2110, thermodynamics portions of CHEN2061 and CEIC1020. Textbook: Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, J. M. Smith and H. C. Van Ness, 6th Ed. (McGraw Hill).

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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