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ENAM12001 - Bulk Handling Equipment

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Students should develop skills required to analyse the operation of bulk handling equipment and to maintain such equipment. Students will be able to explain the characteristics of bulk materials and their impact on storage and conveying systems. They will be able to determine loads on storage bins, determine hopper geometry and select feeder arrangements. Students will be able to explain the characteristics and operation of conveyors and determine requirements for effective operation of conveyors. Students are required to work autonomously to produce clear, professional documentation of the approach taken in description and analysis of a bulk materials handling equipment. Distance education (FLEX) students are required to have access to a computer and to make frequent use of the Internet.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

ENAG11005 Mechanics or ENTA11009 Engineering Principles

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2022

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 2 - 2022

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%
3. Written Assessment 0%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Characterise the properties of bulk materials and explain their impact on the design of storage and conveying systems. [1, 2, 3]
  2. Measure and explain the flow properties of granular materials. [1, 2, 3]
  3. Determine hopper geometry for mass and funnel flow. [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
  4. Explain the application for the various feeders used in industry and select appropriate bin/feeder arrangements. [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
  5. Describe the loading experienced by the walls of bulk solid storage bins during filling and discharge. [1, 2, 3]
  6. Determine the tensions and estimate power requirements for belt conveyors. [1, 2, 3, 4]
  7. Select belt conveyor parameters to provide a required material flow rate. [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
  8. Describe the types of conveyors used for bulk materials handling and the types of materials that they can satisfactorily convey and explain how they convey these materials. [1, 2, 3]
  9. Determine the conveying capacity and power requirements of a range of conveyor types. [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
  10. Work autonomously to solve problems and record and communicate clearly and professionally the approach used to solve each and the reasons for adopting such approaches to the problem. [2, 6, 9, 10]

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment