Teaching Process Control

Teaching Process Control
  • Date From 5th December 2019
  • Date To 5th December 2019
  • Price Free of charge
  • Location Online


All chemical engineers must be able to understand control strategies for complex process systems and also develop control strategies for common-place processes. For these reasons, there is at least one unit/module within a Chemical Engineering Bachelor (4 year) degree on Process Control.

Whether it’s driving a car, adjusting the water flow from a tap, cooking an omelette, or any number of other common activities, we all intuitively control processes in our daily lives. Chemical engineering process control units therefore lend themselves to many different learning styles and yet Chemical Engineering students find Process Control difficult to digest as it is often considered very different to the rest of the Chem Eng curriculum.

This webinar talks about desired graduate attributes, learning outcomes and how to best achieve these and overcome the traditional challenge of teaching/learning process control.


Bob Weiss

Bob is based in Melbourne, Australia, and has more than 45 years’ experience in process engineering and control and safety system design and consulting. He worked for Monsanto Australia Ltd, ICI Australia Engineering and Honeywell Process Solutions prior to establishing his own functional safety consultancy. He currently presents the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineer course for IICA in Australia and is a guest lecturer in process control at Monash University.

Brent Young

Brent Young is a full Professor of Food and Process Systems Engineering at The University of Auckland.  Brent has a BE and PhD in Chemical and Process Engineering from the University of Canterbury and 30+ years postgraduate experience in academia and consulting in Australia, Canada and NZ.  A Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers UK and Engineering NZ he was the recipient of the 2014 Australasian Award of Excellence in Chemical Engineering (Teaching).  His expertise centres on two areas: 1) process modelling, simulation & control, & 2) process development & design, with process & food applications. 


9:00—10:00 GMT


A one-hour online session: 40 minutes' presentation + 20 minutes' Q&A.


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