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Chemical Engineering for Scientists and Other Engineers

Learn about chemical engineering and its key concepts.

9 hours

Members: £1,425 + VAT
Non-members: £1,425 + VAT

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Chemical Engineering for Scientists and Other Engineers


£1,425.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£1,425.00 Plus vat


Learn about chemical engineering and its key concepts.

This online course is intended for people with a technical background, for whom an insight into chemical engineering would be useful in their job role. Its aim is to convey a conceptual understanding of the subject, revealing the chemical engineering approach to problem solving, and explaining the core concepts.

This is an interactive course, involving problem-based learning to convey key concepts. The modular course design accommodates a diversity of delegate backgrounds, from pure science to practising engineer. Optional pre-course material will be issued to help you recall relevant aspects of basic mathematics, physics and chemistry for those who might like a quick refresher.

Teaching will be delivered across three live sessions (approximately 2–3 hours in length each) and pre-recorded video content for independent study.

Modules will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. If you don't already have this installed, you can join as a guest in order to access the training. We'll share information about how to do this after you've registered.

An e-certificate will be issued at the end of the course to confirm attendance and CPD hours logged. Please note that you must attend all modules to receive the certificate.

This is a course run by IChemE (The Institution of Chemical Engineers). For more information or to book your place please contact

Who should attend?

This course is intended for anyone with a scientific, technical or non-chemical engineering background who wants to understand more about chemical engineering and its key concepts. 

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to…

  • know how chemical engineering differs from other branches of science and engineering
  • appreciate how their current knowledge relates to chemical engineering
  • be aware of the operating principles for common unit operations
  • know the chemical engineer's perspective on chemistry
  • appreciate, and demonstrate a typical chemical engineering problem-solving approach
  • understand the principles of mass and energy balances and be able to solve simple problems
  • appreciate the principles of heat transfer, mass transfer, and fluid flow, and be able to solve simple problems
  • understand basic conceptual process design and flow-sheeting
  • appreciate design principles for heat exchangers and reactors
  • appreciate the operating principle of a distillation column
  • appreciate key aspects of process control
  • appreciate the issues and approaches relating to process safety
  • appreciate the concept of process equipment scale-up and apply this to simple problems.
Contributes 20.5 CPD hours

Key topics

  • What is chemical engineering
  • The concept of unit operations
  • Essential chemistry
  • Mass and energy balances
  • Heat transfer
  • Mass transfer
  • Momentum transfer (fluid mechanics)
  • Process design, concepts and diagrams
  • Distillation
  • Process control
  • Process safety
  • Process scale-up

Delegates will receive an electronic copy of Data for Chemical Engineering Students, an essential concepts, principles and formulae booklet to assist them during the course.


Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Chemical Engineering for Scientists and Other Engineers.

  • Jamie Cleaver

    Jamie Cleaver

    Jamie's background as a lecturer and his extensive experience of chemical engineering employers and the workplace give him a unique perspective as a trainer and facilitator of soft skills for chemical engineers.

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