ECTS - Industrial Plant Investments

Industrial Plant Investments (CEAC578) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Industrial Plant Investments CEAC578 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Dr. Aykan Batu
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The course describes the processes from development of a project idea up to the start of operation for industrial plant investments. For this purpose, basis of investment idea, project development and project implementation phases, together with elements of project management during this whole process are described substantially: It is the aim to give practical background of feasibility, regulatory processes, planning, financing, design, construction and project management functions like document, cost, schedule and quality control.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Establishes fundamentals of feasibility and project management for realizing any business idea, without being limited to industrial plants.
  • Helps connection among engineering education and actual applications
  • Creates awareness about the significance of subjects like regulatory processes, financing, environmental impacts etc., which are at the background of technical processes of industrial investments.
  • Improves skills for development and presentation of project ideas
Course Content Development of investment project idea, revealing project justification and investability, relative levels of conceptual, basic and detailed design, roles of different engineering majors in plant design, conducting project feasibility, regulatory processes and permitting, project management, planning (schedule, cost, performance, risks), financing,

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Development of investment project idea Lecture notes
2 Revealing project justification and investability Lecture notes
3 Relative levels of conceptual, basic and detailed design Lecture notes
4 Roles of different engineering majors in plant design Lecture notes
5 Conducting Project feasibility Lecture notes
6 Regulatory processes and permitting Lecture notes
7 Midterm
8 Project management Lecture notes
9 Planning (Schedule, Cost, Performance, Risks) Lecture notes
10 Financing, Tendering and Contracting Lecture notes
11 Construction Period Lecture notes
12 Owner’s Engineering, Consultancy and Inspection Lecture notes
13 Final Project – Development of project idea and justification Lecture notes
14 Final Project – Conceptual design and Feasibility Lecture notes
15 Final Project – Project Management Plan and Risk Analyses Lecture notes
16 Final Exam


Other Sources 1. Frank Peter Helmus, Process Plant Design: Project Management from Inquiry to Acceptance
2. Max Peters, Klaus Timmerhaus, Ronald West, Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers
3. Max Peters, Klaus Timmerhaus, Ronald West, Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 30
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences and the subjects specific to chemical engineering disciplines; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems.
2 The ability to define, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; the ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions in such a way as to meet the specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to select, and use modern techniques and tools needed to analyze and solve complex problems encountered in chemical engineering practices; the ability to use information technologies effectively.
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, and analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or research areas specific to engineering disciplines.
6 The ability to work efficiently in inter-, intra-, and multi-disciplinary teams; the ability to work individually.
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both in writing and in writing; at least one foreign language knowledge; ability to write reports and understand written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make presentations, to give clear and understandable instructions.
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, follow developments in science and technology, and adapt and excel oneself continuously.
9 Acting in conformity with the ethical principles; professional and ethical responsibility and knowledge of the standards employed in chemical engineering applications.
10 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; knowledge of sustainable development.
11 Knowledge of the global and social effects of chemical engineering practices on health, environment, and safety issues, and knowledge of the contemporary issues in engineering areas; awareness of the possible legal consequences of engineering practices.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 16 16
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 12 12
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 17 17
Total Workload 125