Archived: An Introduction to Chemical Engineering Science

A virtual course delivered by Britest Ltd in conjunction with Scientific Update

Date: 12 June - 15 June 2023

Location: Online Platform

Tutors: Mr Robert Peeling

We are now delighted to offer this course ONLINE this three day course has been divided up into FOUR afternoon sessions and then an additional three optional modules to further your knowledge in Chemical Engineering.  The course will be delivered virtually via an on line platform and there will be an opportunity for interactive sessions and questions to the tutors.

The Four day sessions will take place on the following dates and times UK time, information on the modules is listed below

Monday, June 12th | 2.00pm – 5.00pm, BST
Tuesday, June 13th| 2.00pm – 5.00pm, BST
Wednesday, June 14th | 2.00pm – 5.00pm, BST
Thursday June15th | 2.00pm – 5.00pm, BST

R&D scientists are often at a disadvantage when working in process research and development because of their lack of knowledge about the basic principles of chemical engineering, and the impact of decisions regarding process yield and selectivity on up- and downstream operations. Other branches of engineering face a similar disadvantage when considering the whole process.

This course has been developed, and is presented, by chemical engineers and chemists who specialise in facilitating knowledge transfer and understanding between different scientific and engineering disciplines working at the R&D-manufacturing interface. As a result, it does not dwell on the derivation of mathematical formulae or equations used in chemical engineering design, but instead focuses on what other disciplines need to know about the information and data that chemical engineers require for design, scale-up and process troubleshooting.

Chemical engineering without mathematics is impossible, but this course presents only relevant mathematics at a level that should not trouble anyone with a numerate scientific degree.   Other disciplines do not need to know how to design plants or equipment and this course does not attempt to teach this. The course focuses on understanding chemical engineering principles to promote clear communication between disciplines, facilitating information and knowledge transfer.



You might also be intertesed in the following 3 Short Course modules mentioned below;

∗  Fluid Transfer and Liquid Mixing | Monday, June 26th

∗  Mass Transfer Applications | Tuesday, June 27th

∗  Heat Transfer Equipment and Drying | Wednesday, June 30th

You can add these modules to your booking on this course, or you can book onto them individually using the links above.

Please note: If you book the Chemical Engineering course and 2 modules, you get your 3rd module free.

Course Outline

Based on the well-received face-to-face offering, this course has been structured to provide flexibility in a virtual training environment.  Interactivity is retained by enabling participants to split out into virtual break-out rooms to work on examples that help cement understanding of the material presented. The course has been split into a series of core modules providing an Introduction to Chemical Engineering Science (four, 3-hour sessions) and a series of elective modules covering some practical applications of the material from the Introduction.

Introduction to chemical engineering science

What is chemical engineering?

  • What do some chemical engineers do?
  • Dimensionless groups
  • Process representations and their uses
  • Conservation of mass and material balances
  • Conservation of energy and energy balances

Fundamental fluid mechanics

  • Basics of fluid behaviour
  • Fluid properties
  • Flow measurement

Heat transfer fundamentals

  • Fundamentals of conduction and convection, heat transfer coefficients

Mass transfer fundamentals

  • Introduction to mass transfer
  • Phase equilibria
  • Mass transfer coefficients

Reaction engineering

  • Reaction engineering principles
  • Simple approaches to reactor design and selection

Course Objectives

  • Chemists, biologists and engineers regularly interact and collaborate in process R&D projects. For effective team working they should each understand the needs and objectives of the other disciplines.
  • This course gives scientists and other engineering disciplines an introduction to the main aspects of chemical engineering science that will help them realise the importance of the subject. It introduces and describes core principles of chemical engineering and how process technologists can provide data and information to support the chemical engineers in their work. The course will help other process technologists appreciate the role of chemical engineers and assist in understanding their requirements.
  • The course will equip process technologists with a sufficient understanding of chemical engineering to foster better communication with chemical and process engineers. It will enable delegates to be aware of the impact of chemical engineering principles on successful scale-up and process problem solving.  The principle aim is that delegates will be able to discuss chemical engineering issues affecting their processes and relate them to their own areas of expertise.

Optional Extra Modules

To complement this course, Britest are delighted to offer three additional modules that will further your knowledge in Chemical Engineering.   You will be able to select these courses during your booking process, each module is priced at £299.00 each, please note if you select all three modules you will receive one FREE.   This discount will be applied upon registration and check out.

Fluid Transfer and Mixing – Elective Module 1 | Monday June 26th
2.00 – 5.00pm BST

This one day short course will look at:

Fluid transfer systems

  • Reynolds number
  • Pressure drop in pipes
  • Types of pump and pump selection

Liquid mixing

  • Applications of mixing
  • Types of agitators
  • Mixing regimes and their effects on process
  • Solid-liquid and gas-liquid mixing

Mass Transfer Applications – Elective Module 2 | Tuesday June 27
2.00 – 5.00pm BST

This one day short course will look at:

  • Introduction to column contactors
  • Gas absorption
  • Distillation
  • Solvent extraction processes and equipment

Heat Transfer Equipment and Drying, Elective Module 3: | Wednesday June 30th
2.00 – 5.00pm BST

This one day short course will look at:

Heat transfer utilities and equipment

  • Types of heat transfer equipment
  • Heat transfer in batch vessels
  • Evaporation
  • Joule-Thomson effect


  • Humidity and the drying process
  • Application to solvents
  • Dryer design & equipment

You will also have the opportunity of booking these courses separately too if you prefer to only attend the Modules, Module 1, Module 2, Module 3

What's Included and Who Should Attend...

  • The course fee includes:
    • Link to watch all four live sessions
    • Electronic version of the course manual*
    • Course certificate

    For this on line course, there will be no recordings available and *the e reader manual is NOT printable or downloadable (due to copyright).  If you prefer a hard copy of the manual you will have the opportunity of purchasing a professionally printed hard copy during the booking process.

    Who Should Attend:

This course would be useful to any Scientists, Technologists or Engineers from other branches of engineering who are involved in process research and development, scale-up or manufacturing.

The course will help enable better technology transfer and communication with your Chemical and Process Engineers.


Online F.I.S. Delegate

The course makes scientists think of chemical process from a different standpoint

Online BASF Delegate

Really well-organized! Interesting and useful topics!

Online BASF Delegate

It was truly useful training! I revised a lot of topics! The tutors are professionals and experts in the chemical engineering area.


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