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Process Engineering and Modeling Certificate

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Cullen College of Engineering  >Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering  >Process Engineering and Modeling Certificate


This University of Houston certificate program was created out of necessity for industry and has widespread applications for engineers through the chemical engineering field.

Process design and chemical companies are seeking advanced/professional training for their employees to sustain the knowledge necessary to compete with the increasing demands of complex engineering and management.  The ongoing development of technology and critical demand of products and services can create challenges for the safety and efficient operation of any chemical company.

The Graduate Executive Certificate in Chemical Engineering offers practicing engineers the opportunity to review current industry best practices, discuss challenges and solutions relating to safe and effective plant design and operation, and also to study management techniques that are optimized for the chemical industry.

Admission Requirements:

All applicants must have a minimum of two (2) years of chemical industry experience.  The applicants will have a minimum of a BS degree in Engineering.  Applicants with non-engineering bachelor’s degrees will be evaluated by the program on a case-by-case basis.  This is a non-degree option; therefore, the GRE is not required.
Note:  This program is not intended for F-1 Visa Holders.

Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better to receive the certificate.  Successful completion of a certificate does not guarantee admission into a Master’s degree program.


The certificate will consists of three courses, and all three will be required for the certificate in Process Engineerng and Modeling:

  1. Process Design and Modeling
  • Defining and converting concepts to engineering design
  • Design practices industry
  • Process simulation and design
  • Issues with real equipment
  • Value engineering and optimization of new plants
  • Design reviews
  1. Process Economics and Project Management
  • Basic economics of chemical processes and products
  • Development of decision-making methods using oil/chemical industry examples
  • Project management concepts and practices for chemical engineers
  1. Advanced Unit Operations (currently taught as CHEE 6383 ).
  • Property prediction of multicomponent fluids
  • Advanced principals of heat exchanger design
  • Multicomponent fractionation
  • Absorption, stripping and extraction


More information about this certificate can be found at the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering web site:  http://www.che.uh.edu/certificates.

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