Aiming to help reach the net zero carbon emission requirements on process plant, this short course is to introduce the principles of process engineering and associated systems and methods to solve relevant engineering problems in industry.

At a glance

  • DurationFive days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost£1850

Course structure

The total length of course is five days and consists of several theoretical, practical workshops and case study sessions as well as tutorials and software training.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify and analyse the concepts and principals of process systems engineering and their potential applications to different engineering problems,
  • Assess and analyse appropriate approaches to the collection and interpretation of data in the application of process systems engineering methods,
  • Evaluate and select appropriate techniques and tools for the design and operation of process systems,
  • Understand the requirements of net-zero emission on process plant’s design and operation.

Core content

  • Introduction and fundamentals of process plant and systems engineering,
  • Process instrumentation and control engineering for renewable energy applications,
  • Numerical tools for industrial process design and operation. (TBC)
  • Identification of the role of inspection and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) in risk reduction and reliability improvement,
  • Introduction to net-zero process engineering (TBC),
  • Introduction to process safety and risk assessment in design,
  • Workshops and case studies: Work in groups to determine the key aspects and process systems relevant to renewable energy systems and processes: (mechanical, offshore, and renewable engineering, such as subsea production systems, power distribution networks, wind turbines, gas turbines, concentrating solar power plants, carbon capture and storage, hydrogen production).

Who should attend

This training is suitable for process, energy, chemical, mechanical engineers and professionals that want to obtain knowledge on applied process engineering, which address the net-zero emission requirements.


Dr Liyun Lao

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

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