Course Description

This course is 42 learning hours. It is recommended that students spend an average of 7 hours per week on this course.

The first course in the Certificate in Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers is a virtual tour in a general chemical processing plant. It is useful for individuals working or dealing with chemical industries, including oil and gas extraction and refining plants, water and wastewater treatment plants, mineral processing plants, and food and beverage plants.

Course Outline

Each week has a one-hour pre-recorded session with the instructor. There is a total of four hours of pre-recorded sessions in this course.

  • Week 1: Chemical Engineering
  • Week 2: Process Industry Elements: Equipment and Pipes (Applications)
  • Week 3: Process Industry Elements: Utilities
  • Week 4: Process Industry Elements: Instrumentation and Control

What You Will Learn

  • The role, needs, and goals of chemical engineering in today’s world
  • Three elements of process plants including equipment, utilities, and instrumentation and control
  • Pipes, Tubes, Ducts, Fitting and Valves, Pumps and Compressors, Tanks, Vessels, Heat Exchangers, Furnaces
  • Different Utilities in Plants, Utilities Generation, Utility Distribution, and Collection Networks
  • Three Layers of Integrated Control & Safety System (ICSS): BPCS, Alarm, and SIS


By enrolling in this course, you will be automatically enrolled in the Certificate in Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers.

Recommended For

  • Chemical plant operators (field operators and panel operators)
  • Maintenance personnel and supervisors
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineers
  • Control & Instrumentation Engineers and technicians
  • Reliability Engineers and Asset Managers
  • Environmental Engineers and technicians

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Chemical Engineering and Process Plants
Online - Asynchronous
Apr 01, 2021 to Mar 31, 2022
Total Learning Hours
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $1,195.00
Reading List / Textbook
The textbook is in the form of online notes and is available for download for course participants.
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