The Certificate in Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers is a 100% online program. The course consists of four modules providing knowledge of working chemical engineers for non-chemical engineers. It includes not only the topics are taught in universities to chemical engineers but also knowledge of a working chemical engineer who gains as “experience” in first several years of his/her career.

What You Will Learn

  • Role, need, and goal of chemical engineering in today’s world
  • Three elements of process plants including equipment, utilities, and instrumentation and control
  • Process engineers knowledge Concepts, Skills, Deliverables, Codes & Standards
  • Process engineering concepts related to two main elements of chemical engineering; material and material changes; including: different material phases (solid, liquid and gas), fluid properties, gas law, material properties, physical operations vs. chemical processes, etc.
  • Different process discipline deliverables including: BFD, PFD, P&ID, H&MB Table, process design criteria and process design basis, process description, process control narrative, and cause and effect table and gaining ability to read and interpret them
  • Concepts and applications of different process elements including: pipes, valves, automatic valves (switching valves and control valves), containers (vessels and tanks), fluid movers (pumps, compressors, blowers, fans), heat exchangers, and furnaces
  • Common principles of “change” either physical or chemical
  • Different unit operations including Gravity Separation, Filtration, Absorption & Adsorption, Evaporation, Distillation, Crystallization, Centrifugation, Drying, Extraction, Leaching, Membrane separation, Cyclones, Humidification, and Dehumidification
  • Safety requirements of process plant and technical and legal issues related to Pressure Relief Devices (PRD) including Pressure Safety Valves (PSV) and rupture discs in the process plants
  • Impact of process plants on three elements of environment, air, water, and soil
  • Risk management and risk management tools in process industries including HAZOP
  • Profitability of process plants including capital, operating cost, and unit product cost estimation
  • Material of construction in process plants and different mechanisms of material loss including corrosion and erosion.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for those who want to learn not only about the basics of chemical engineering but also more advanced concepts in a condensed time frame and from a practical point of view. The course is designed in a way that whoever with knowledge of high school or familiarity with process industries can get benefit from it. The program is designed to provide attendees with sufficient knowledge to understand and interpret the concepts, designs, and practices in chemical industries. It is applicable to technical, supervisory, and management personnel in design, operation, manufacturing, and support roles.

  • Chemical Plant Operator (field operators and panel operators)
  • Maintenance personnel and supervisors
  • Chemists
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Shift Trades people
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Control &Instrumentation Engineers and technicians
  • Material Engineers
  • Reliability Engineers and Asset Managers
  • Environmental Engineers and technicians
  • Cost estimators
  • Financial professionals and Accountants
  • Legal staff and lawyers
  • Insurance representatives
  • Procurement, Sales and Marketing personnel
  • Government officials
  • Business managers

Course Content

This online course has four modules:


The fee for each module is $1195.00


Register and pay $4400 for the entire Certificate in advance and save $380! Please contact Chris Abraham at 902-494-8042 or 1-800-565-8867 for more information.

Note: It is highly recommended that participants attend Modules I, II, III and IV in their sequential order. We are unable to accommodate requests for advanced standing. Participants must complete all 4 modules including all quizzes and exams in order to be awarded a Certificate in Chemical engineering for non-chemical engineers. In special circumstances a participant may complete a certificate module outside the regular program schedule on a self-study basis. Application for self-study must be sent in writing to the Program Director.

Certificate Requirements

The certificate is awarded after the completion of the four modules, including all quizzes and final exams. This represents approximately 200 hours of training which includes online sessions, home study, assignments and exam preparation. The participants must attain a minimum of 65 percent for each module and an aggregate average of at least 75 percent in the program.

Required Textbook

The text book is in the form of online notes and is available for downloading for the course participants.


Moe Toghraei, MSc., PEng., has more than 25 years’ experience in chemical engineering and more than 10 years’ as trainer. He worked in process engineering roles up to lead positions (leading up to 15 process engineers), technical support and consultant. He has trained more than 500 professionals from more than 25 companies in different technical subjects. He also developed some courses for colleges. He is expert in converting complicated concepts to simple components and using daily life analogies for teaching engineering topics. Moe has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (1990) and MSc in Environmental Engineering (1998). He is also a Licensed Professional Engineer.

Over the last five years Moe has published the following:

Process Lead Responsibilities in Design Projects, Chemical Engineering, August 2012
Designing Chemical-Injection Systems, Chemical Engineering, November 2012
Overflow systems are the last line of defense, Hydrocarbon Processing, May 2013
Getting the Most Out of Data Sheets, Chemical Engineering, July 2013
Calculation in chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, December 2013
Wide Design Margins Do not Improve Engineering, Hydrocarbon Processing, January 2014
Principles of P&ID Development, Chemical Engineering, April 2014
Plot Plan Design: Process Requirements, Chemical Engineering, January 2015
Improving the Operability of Process Plants, Chemical Engineering, September 2015

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