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49316 Materials Handling

6cp; 3hpw; availability: all courses
Requisite(s): 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10061 Bachelor of Engineering Diploma Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10066 Bachelor of Engineering Science OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10067 Bachelor of Engineering OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09067 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma Professional Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09066 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Postgraduate

Description

The materials handling industry is very broad, covering almost all industries including mining, mineral processing, agricultural production, food processing, power production, chemical processing, manufacturing, packaging, pharmaceutical production and many others. Since the industrial revolution, people have made increasing use of mechanical methods of handling materials. This has been to such an extent that in the Western world almost everything, including food, raw materials, building materials and finished products, has probably been mechanically handled many times before it reaches the consumer. This subjects covers the main systems and methods of mechanical handling of materials, both bulk solids handling and discrete handling of products and goods. Topics include: screw, belt and bucket conveyors and elevators; pneumatic and hydraulic conveying of bulk solids; storage systems; and feeding, sampling and weighing of materials and systems for handling artefacts, factory products and packaged goods.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus


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