Professional Certificate of Competency in Process Engineering

Course Duration
  • 3 Months
Course Study
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online Mechanical Engineering
Course Location
  • Online
Course Code
Course Code
Course Intakes
Course Type
Course Type
  • Professional Certificate
  • Mechanical Engineering
Course Fees

Course Overview

This course provides the students sufficient depth of understanding of process engineering in the context of mechanical engineering and industrial automation fields. The principles of unit operations, unit processes, fluid transport, and control provide the students with an understanding of how to apply these principles to control and instrumentation systems. Students will be able to perform complex process calculations for various industrial applications 

Process Engineering Course Details

This 12-week course, led by an industry expert will provide you with practical, in-depth view of the vibration analysis, balancing and alignment techniques.

The course provides a detailed examination of the detection, location and diagnosis of faults in rotating and reciprocating machinery using vibration analysis. The basics and underlying physics of vibration signals are first examined. The acquisition and processing of signals is reviewed followed by a discussion of machinery fault diagnosis using vibration analysis, and rectifying the unidentified faults.

The important topic of balancing is then discussed drawing on practical examples. Alignment and other machinery faults are then covered. Other often neglected areas of particle and chemical analysis, temperature monitoring and failure analysis are covered in practical detail. The course is concluded with a set of practical rules for a precision maintenance program including issues such as machines to monitor, managing the data usefully and scheduling maintenance.

You will have an opportunity to discuss precision maintenance for rotating machinery and associated applications, operations, maintenance and management issues. The focus will be on the most up-to-date information and best practice. Towards the end of the course, you will have developed the skills and ability to recognize and solve precision maintenance issues in a structured and confident manner, in working and improving the reliability and performance of their rotating machinery.

Module 1: Introduction to Process Engineering 

  1. Definition of a process, process modelling and design 
  2. Process operations commonly encountered
  3. Concept of process integration 
  4. Walk-through typical processes 
  5. Process measurement and control – instrumentation, measurement, control and material of construction. 

Module 2: Principles of Mechanical Engineering Mass and Energy 

  1. Conservation of mass and energy 
  2. Entropy, Enthalpy and Exergy 

Module 3: Principles of Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics-I 

  1. Thermodynamics properties of ideal and real gases 
  2. Multicomponent mixtures 
  3. Phase equilibrium in mixtures 

Module 4: Principles of Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics-I I

  1. Equilibrium for reacting systems 
  2. Analysis of power and refrigeration cycles. 
  3. Thermodynamics calculations 

Module 5: Flow Phenomena and momentum transfer-I 

  1. Statics and hydraulic 
  2. Types of Flow and fluid 
  3. Flow through a pipe 

Module 6: Modelling of Industrial Process (ANSYS CFX/FLUENT) 

  1. Mixing of two Fluid 
  2. Gas-Liquid Separation 
  3. Multi-phase flow in a pipe 
  4. Flow in a micro-channel (CCUS) 

Module 7: Flow Phenomena and momentum transfer-II 

  1. Laminar and turbulent flow. Flow around objects. 
  2. Flow through Packed Beds and Fluidized Beds 
  3. Particle flow 
  4. Multiphase flow 
  5. Momentum transfer 
  6. Flow equipment and measurement 

Module 8: Fundamentals of heat and mass transfer-I 

  1. Concepts of heat and mass transfer 
  2. Mass transfer coefficients 
  3. Mass transfer operations – Distillation-Extraction-Absorption-adsorption-evaporation-leaching 

Module 9: Application of Industrial Processes-I (Hydrogen) 

  1. Production of green, blue and grey hydrogen (Electrolysis and Steam Reforming) 
  2. Application of hydrogen (EV, Chemical Industries, Power generation and storage, Liquefaction, and export) 
  3. Transport of hydrogen through existing natural gas pipelines 

Module 10: Application of Industrial Processes-II (Long Term Energy Storage) 

  1. Underground hydrogen storage process (pros and cons) 
  2. Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) process (Broken Hill Project, NSW) 
  3. Carbon capture utilization and storage process (CCUS) 

Module 11: Application of Industrial Processes-III (Short Term Energy Storage)

  1. Different types of batteries and applications in EV 
  2. Li-ion battery manufacturing process 
  3. Recycling of batteries for sustainable circular economy 
  4. CO2 reduction toward net-zero emissions   

Module 12: Application of Industrial Process-IV (NiSO4 Production) 

  1. Fundamentals 
  2. Plant layout fundamentals 
  3. Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs) 
  4. Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) 
  5. Equipment used in process plants 
  6. Mass and Energy balance 

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  1. Have a deep understanding of unit operations, unit processes and transport principles in the context of industrial automation.
  2. Acquire knowledge and become aware of recent advances in instrumentation, measurement and control underpinning plant operations.  
  3. Acquire an awareness of latest engineering materials and technologies to support process operations.  
  4. Understand the methodology of heat and mass balances (and utility balances) and be able to apply principles to generate heat and mass balances for process operations.  
  5. Synthesize and analyze property data, process information and requirements to create complex process flow diagrams, piping and instrumentation diagrams.  
  6. Synthesize and analyze property data, process information and requirements to perform complex process calculations  

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Mechanical engineering roles 

Chemical/Process engineering roles 

Process plant operations, field services, and technical support 


Oil & gas 


Water utilities 

You are expected to spend approximately 5-8 hours per week learning the course content. This includes attending weekly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This professional development program is delivered online and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take three months to complete. 


Registrations are open for our upcoming intakes. Please ensure you book your place at least one week before the start date of the program.

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