SCIE606 – Process Engineering for Applied Science

Module code
Module title
Process Engineering for Applied Science
To enable students to acquire knowledge about fundamental process engineering principles such as fluids and their static and in motion properties, heat transfer principles and various different types of heat exchangers, other common food processing unit operations such as separation and mixing.
  • SX1707
  • SX1709
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Develop process flow diagrams for a range of process operations
Demonstrate their understanding of the basic principles of fluid properties and associated laws
Demonstrate their understanding about static and in motion fluids and laws associated with each
Demonstrate knowledge about the various different heat transfer methods and systems
Demonstrate knowledge about various fundamental food processing unit operations
-Process Flow diagrams
-Fluids and their properties; i.e. density, viscosity, pressure, Reynolds No.,
-Pressure in static systems: pressure, manometers, atmospheric pressure, barometry
-Laws associated with static fluids; Pascal's law, Archimedes law
-Fluids in motion; applications of Bernoulli to flow measurement
-Viscosity of fluids, viscosity measurement, and various different fluid properties in relation to viscosity.
-Pumps and pump selection
-Introduction to heat; sensible and latent heat calculations
-Modes of heat transfer and their associated calculations
-Different types of heat exchangers and their associated calculations
-Separation unit operations
-Mixing and size reduction unit operations
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning will be facilitated using a range of teaching and learning methods, which may include:
Practical - laboratory; practical or workshop sessions and activities; demonstrations
Theory - includes web-supported tutor facilitated/directed presentations; lectures and tutorials; group activities; peer presentations and review; group/individual research; online learning activities; case studies; guest speakers
Assessment Criteria
Portfolio of Evidence100