COURSE NAME OLEO AND PETROCHEMICAL TECNOLOGY
COURSE CODE: SCT4043
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR ABDUL RAHMAN BIN HASSAN
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: Oleo and petrochemical industry is an important sector in Malaysia. Exposure to the application of scientific, engineering, processes control systems and processing equipments and new technologies to future chemical technologist ensure rapid growth of the industry, long term reliability, security of oil and gas supply and the sustainable development of the country’s oleo petrochemical industry
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: Semester VII / Year 4
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

39

O

 

0

P

 

0

O

 

81

L + T + P + O = 120  HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 2
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: The module aims to:

1.     To acquire and apply knowledge of oleochemical and petrochemical processes and technology.

2.     To solve authentic industrial problems of oleochemical and petrochemical products, waste and technology scientifically and critically.

3.     To acquire and disseminate information related to oleochemical and petrochemical technology as well as to demonstrate an aptitude of life-long learning.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.     Describe the oleochemical & petrochemical, oleochemical & petrochemical industry products and technology (LO1- C4).

2.     Solve problem related to design a new process or analyze and improve an existing one (LO3 – P3, TS3).

3.     Share thoughts on the strength and impact of the oleochemical & petrochemical industries to improve economic environmental and social benefits (LO7 – A3, LL2).

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop good critical thinking, good interpersonal communication skills, team spirit and leadership skills through a process of formal lectures and oral presentations.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:

 

Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, using authentic materials from various resources.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS:

 

This course will present an elaborate introduction about oleochemicals and petrochemicals, with emphasis on production, analysis and application of each class. The use of plant and animal derived oil and fats in the preparation of human and animal food, and use of petroleum for the production of chemical products will also be discussed. Application of up to date technology including micro emulsion and biotechnology will be presented. Preparation of non-fuel chemical intermediates, plastics, detergent and specific product from petroleum will be discussed.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, quizzes, assignments and project
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage (%)
Cognitive (C)

Psychomotor (P)

Affective (A)

·         Tests/Quizzes

·        Assignment (Industrial project)

·         Presentation

30

20

10

B. Final Examination (40%)
ii.     Examination Structured type questions 40
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.     Meyers, R.  2004.  Handbook of Petrochemicals Production Processes.  McGraw-Hill Professional.

2.     Burdick, D.L.  and Leffler, W. L.  2001.  Petrochemicals in Nontechnical Language (3rd Edition).  Pennwell Books.

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING 1.    Burdick, D.L.  and Leffler, W. L.  2001.  Petrochemicals in Nontechnical Language (3rd Edition).  Pennwell Books.

2.    Gunstone, F.D. 2001. Oleochemical Manufacture & Applications (Sheffield Chemistry and Technology of Oils and Fats). CRC Press.

3.    Hamilton, R.J., Cast, J. 1999. Spectral Properties of Lipids (The Chemistry and Technology of Oils and Fats). CRC Press.

4.    Dieckelmann, G. and Heinz, H.J.  1990.  Basics of Industrial Oleochemistry.  Peter Pomp GmbH.