Chemical Engineering for Scientists

Location Delivered in-company

Date To be confirmed

Duration 1 day

Topic Process Operations

CPD Hours 20.5



This course has been specifically designed for those with a science background, who want to understand more about chemical engineering and how to apply the methods to their day-to-day role. It reveals the mind-set of chemical engineering, examining the core concepts and key features of the discipline.

Particular emphasis will be placed on conveying concepts of practical engineering design and operation.

This is an interactive course, involving problem-based learning techniques to convey key concepts.

You will receive a copy of Data for Chemical Engineering Students, an essential concepts, principles and formulae booklet.

Learning outcomes

The course will help you to take on a professional role that involves aspects of chemical engineering and enable you to communicate and collaborate more effectively with chemical and process engineers.

It will help you to understand:

  • the factors that distinguish chemical engineers from scientists
  • how your scientific knowledge relates to chemical engineering
  • the operating principles for the common unit operations
  • how to demonstrate an engineer's problem-solving approach 
  • the principles of heat, mass, and momentum transfer, and how to solve simple problems
  • basic conceptual process design and flow-sheeting
  • the principles of mass and energy balances and how to solve simple problems
  • the principles of reactor design
  • key aspects of process control
  • the various approaches to process safety
  • the concept of process equipment scale-up and how to apply this to simple problems.

Who will benefit

  • Chemists
  • Physicists
  • Biologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Research scientists
  • Environmental scientists

Course outline

  • What is chemical engineering and what is unique about chemical engineering?
  • Engineering concepts
  • The engineering approach to problem-solving
  • Transport processes – heat transfer, mass transfer, fluid dynamics
  • Essential chemistry – the aspects that are essential to chemical engineers
  • Initial design steps – identifying a process route, basic conceptual process design and flow-sheeting
  • Mass and energy balances
  • Reactor design
  • Separation processes
  • Process control
  • Process safety
  • Scale-up
  • Sustainability

In-company delivery

This course is available for in-company delivery, either on-site or online. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements. Request a quotation.

Contact Phone +44 (0)1788 534496

Contact Email

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Associated course

Chemical Engineering for Other Engineers

An opportunity for engineers from non-chemical backgrounds to learn about the chemical engineering discipline.

Jamie Cleaver


Jamie Cleaver

PhD, CEng, FIChemE, Consultant

Jamie's background as a lecturer and his extensive experience of chemical engineering employers and the workplace give him a unique perspective as a trainer and facilitator of soft skills for chemical engineers.

He has a strong technical background, with a first degree in chemical engineering from the University of Surrey and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. After his PhD he followed a natural path into academic research and spent 16 years lecturing chemical engineering at the University of Surrey.

Through coordinating the professional training placement scheme for chemical engineering students, he was able to see first-hand the huge potential benefit to individuals and organisations that could be achieved by professional skills training.

"Jamie has proven skill and knowledge sets, which have impacted both myself and colleagues in my company in a positive manner. He comes highly recommended." UOP

"I found Jamie to be responsive, proactive, with the strategic understanding to align my business needs with a learning environment. Thoroughly good guy to work with." SNC-Lavalin

"Jamie is an engaging and inspirational trainer who works hard to help his delegates realise their potential." Evolve-Leadteam Ltd

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