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Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers

21 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn the fundamentals of chemical engineering thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, momentum, heat and mass transfer operations
  • Identify design methodologies, recommended practices, codes and regulations for industrial processes
  • Understand phases of project engineering, from conceptual design to plant operation.
  • Improve your understanding of process operations and application of methods to improve process performance


As one whose profession is peripherally involved with the practice of chemical engineering, gaining insight into the workings of the chemical engineering profession enables you to increase the productivity and effectiveness of your work, and the results produced by the team in which you participate. This course will refresh and familiarize the non-chemical engineer with the knowledge base and methodologies of the chemical engineering profession, as itemized below. Course notes are provided, including useful diagrams and charts and a list of references that provide the student with a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge base. Learning is reinforced by providing worked examples to demonstrate application of theory.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to the Chemical Engineering Profession
  • The Building Blocks of Chemical Processes -Process Unit Operations
  • Material Balances for Process Units
  • Material Balances for Chemical Reaction Processes
  • Chemical Reaction Kinetics, Catalysis and Reactor Design
  • Introduction To Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Material and Energy Balances
  • Heat Transfer and Mass Transfer
  • Fluid Flow
  • Process Control and Design
  • Process Economics
  • Engineering Regulations, Codes, Standards and other Valuable References

Who Should Attend

Scientific, technical and non-technical decision makers who do not have formal training in, but who are peripherally involved with, the discipline of chemical engineering, will benefit from this course. This course will be of material assistance to engineers of any discipline who require a fundamental chemical engineering refresher course, and to accountants, lawyers, insurers, regulatory inspectors, emergency personnel, environmentalists and other business decision makers. By its nature, the discipline of chemical engineering spans a wide array of both established and emerging industries which include industries such as the chemical processing industries, hydrocarbon processing industries, pulp and paper, mining, water treatment, bio-chemical and pharmaceutical industries, food processing industries, and others.

Course Rating
3.6 out of 5

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Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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