Engineering essentials

Chemical engineering for other engineers

This course reveals the mind-set of chemical engineering to engineers from other disciplines, paving the way for improved collaboration and communication with Chemical Engineers. It will also enable other engineers to take on a professional role that might be more orientated towards chemical engineering.

3 days

Members: £1,750 + VAT
Non-members: £1,750 + VAT
IMechE members receive member discounts on training at IChemE

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Chemical engineering for other engineers

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Members:
£1,750.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£1,750.00 Plus vat

Summary

This course reveals the mind-set of chemical engineering to engineers from other disciplines, paving the way for improved collaboration and communication with Chemical Engineers. It will also enable other engineers to take on a professional role that might be more orientated towards chemical engineering.

Intended for engineers from varying backgrounds who want to improve the breadth and depth of their chemical engineering knowledge, this course aims to convey the important concepts and unique features that are specific to chemical engineering. The course will help prepare delegates to take on a professional role that involves aspects of chemical engineering and enable them to communicate and collaborate more effectively with chemical engineers. The course experience will be interactive, involving problem-based learning techniques to convey key concepts, which can serve as a platform for further professional development.

Who should attend?

This programme is designed for engineers with non-chemical backgrounds such as mechanical, civil and safety engineers and technicians.

How will I benefit?

By the end of the course, delegates will understand:

  • the factors that distinguish chemical engineers from other engineers
  • the essential principles of chemistry, and be able to apply them to solve simple problems
  • the operating principles for the common unit operations
  • the concept of mass and energy balances and solve simple problems
  • the principles of heat, mass, and momentum transfer, and be able to solve simple problems
  • the principles of reactor design
  • conceptual process design and flow-sheeting
  • key aspects of process control
  • the various approaches to process safety
  • the concept of process equipment scale-up and apply this to simple problems
Contributes 21 CPD hours

Key topics

  • Day 1 reveals the unique mind-set of a chemical engineer, through the concept of unit operations, and a pragmatic approach to chemistry
  • Day 2 digs deeper by introducing heat transfer, mass transfer, and fluid mechanics, as well as looking at conceptual design and process diagrams.
  • Day 3 covers mass and energy balances, reactor design, common separation processes, process control, process safety and the challenges of scale-up.

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: A, B and E

  1. Knowledge and understanding - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimize the application of existing and emerging technology’ For Incorporated Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist mechanical engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology’
  2. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  3. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

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  • Duration:
    3 days
  • CPD Hours:
    21
  • Accredited:
    no
  • UK-Spec:
    A, B, E

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