Course Description

This course is 49 learning hours. It is recommended that students spend an average of 7 hours per week on this course.

The second course in the Certificate in Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers provides deeper knowledge about chemical processing plants. 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 five hours of pre-recorded sessions in this course.

  • Week 1: Process Engineering Discipline Deliverables
  • Week 2: Process Engineering Standards and Codes
  • Week 3: Process Engineering Concepts
  • Week 4: Process Industries Elements: Equipment and Pipes (Concepts)
  • Week 5: Principles of Material Change

What You Will Learn

  • Documents in chemical engineering projects and plants including BFD (Block Flow Diagram), PFD (Process Flow Diagram), Plot Plan, and P&ID (Piping & Instrumentation Diagram)
  • Calculations, study reports, SOP (Standard Operating Procedure), scope definition document, and common standards and codes in chemical engineering
  • Process engineering concepts such as material phases (solids, liquids, and gases)
  • Phase behaviour, gas laws, material properties, and chemical changes
  • Transfer phenomena: heat and mass transfer
  • Concepts behind equipment used in chemical plants


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
Process Engineers’ Assets: Concepts, Skills, Deliverables, Codes, and Standards
Online - Asynchronous
Apr 01, 2021 to Mar 31, 2022
Total Learning Hours
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Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $1,195.00
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