ENEM12008 - Solid Materials Handling

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will develop skills required to analyse the operation and maintenance of solid material handling equipment. The characteristics of solid materials and their impact on storage and conveying systems including requirements for the effective operation of conveyors will be explored. You will design hoppers, identify dust extraction systems, explain the applications of various feeders used in industry and apply the principles of mine product handling systems to a given mine situation. You will be required to work autonomously to produce clear, professional documentation of the approach taken in description and analysis of solid materials handling equipment.

Details

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

PHYS11184 Engineering Physics A OR ENAG11005 Mechanics OR ENEG11006 Engineering Statics and MATH11218 Eng Foundation Mathematics OR MATH11160 Technology Mathematics

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 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

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 25%
2. Written Assessment 25%
3. Written Assessment 25%
4. Practical and Written Assessment 25%

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%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Moodle - Formal Feedback
Feedback
Students liked the balance between practical knowledge and theoretical knowledge, site tour, and found the prescribed study resources helpful.
Recommendation
Based on the positive feedback from the students, a similar approach will be continued in future offerings of the unit.
Action Taken
Students were supported with both theoretical and practical contents throughout the term.
Source: Moodle - Formal Feedback
Feedback
Students were very pleased with the consistent support provided to both on-campus and distance cohort throughout the term.
Recommendation
The practice of providing on-time and consistent support to both on-campus and distance cohorts will be continued in future offerings.
Action Taken
Students were supported throughout the term with a consistent approach.
Source: Moodle - Formal Feedback
Feedback
The textbook was out of print in the beginning of the term
Recommendation
An electronic version of the textbook will be organised via the library service.
Action Taken
An electronic version of the textbook was offered to all students via CQUni library.
Source: Moodle Survey
Feedback
Students found the site visit really useful to relate the theoretical aspects of the unit with authentic application.
Recommendation
The site visit will be organised in future offerings as well to ensure that students receive a good exposure to the authentic application of the subject matter.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Survey
Feedback
Students expressed satisfaction on the learning resources and assessment requirements on the unit.
Recommendation
The students will be supported with similar resources with the full explanation of the requirements in all assessment items.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Survey
Feedback
Students preferred to have access to all learning materials at the beginning of the term.
Recommendation
All resources will be released in two blocks, at the beginning and at the middle of the term.
Action Taken
Nil.
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.
  2. Design hoppers for mass and funnel flow and wall loading
  3. Explain the application for the various feeders used in industry and select appropriate bin/feeder arrangements
  4. Design and select belt conveyor
  5. Identify Dust Extraction systems and treatment of dust
  6. Apply the principles of mine product handling systems to a given mine situation
  7. 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

This unit assists students to develop the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies for Professional Engineers and Engineering Technologists

Knowledge and Skills Base: Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 assist development of Elements

Engineering Application Ability: Learning Outcomes 3, and 6 assist development of Elements 2.1 and 2.2

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Practical and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Practical and Written Assessment
1 - Written Assessment