Course level

Postgraduate Coursework


Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology


Chemical Engineering School




One Semester

Delivery mode


Class contact

2L, 2T


CHEE3002 and CHEE3003

Assessment methods

Practicals, computer exercises, group projects, examinations

Course coordinator

Prof. Damien Batstone (

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

Process models and systems analysis are now widely used across industry to understand, engineer and control water and wastewater treatment. It is not possible to optimise wastewater treatment without process control, and models have become enabling tools. This influences traditional aspects such as sanitation and underpins emerging innovations such as resource recovery (energy, nutrients and water). Modelling and control is able to capture complex interconnectivity between technologies and local systems in an integrated manner, which provides a holistic understanding and better solutions. The importance of this course is emphasized by the fact that most people in water and wastewater industries frequently use models or model outputs for decision making, and hence need to understand models and their application.