Education

AIChE offers a variety of continuing education options for chemical engineers and their colleagues, including a variety of online courses offered through the eLearning Center and developed by renowned engineers and other experts. In addition, AIChE offers in-person, classroom-style courses on chemical engineering essentials and specialty fields.

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20 Elements of Risk Based Process Safety (RBPS)

eLearning (online) Course
This online course will introduce you to the CCPS Risk Based Process Safety (RBPS) Management approach, described in the CCPS book Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety, 2007. It covers the four pillars and twenty elements that define the structure for the RBPS approach.

Advanced Concepts for Process Hazard Analysis

Public (classroom) Course
This advanced course expands the knowledge & application of process hazard analysis beyond those presented in CH157 to show how order-of-magnitude scenario risk calculations can be extended to other uses.

Basics of Laboratory Safety

eLearning (online) Course
This SAChE certificate program course provides a complete review of safety for laboratories handling hazardous chemicals.
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Biomanufacturing for Chemical Engineers

eLearning (online) Course
This course presents the fundamentals of biomanufacturing. It focuses on the unit operations utilized to manufacture biological drug products.

Biotechnology for Chemical Engineers

eLearning (online) Course
Learn the fundamentals of biotechnology with this course designed for chemical engineers working in design, operations, or other support functions.

Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers

eLearning (online) Course
This online course is designed for technicians in the chemical industry, non-chemical engineers involved who work with or supervise chemical engineers, as well as legal and other professionals who must interact with or manage chemical engineering work.

Chemical Reactivity Hazards

eLearning (online) Course
Chemical Reactivity Hazards is a web-based SAChE module that shows how uncontrolled chemical reactions can lead to serious harm.

Combustible Dust Hazards: Dust Explosions

Public (classroom) Course
This course covers the knowledge and tools necessary to examine your workplace for the hazards, assess protection needs, and to respond efficiently to additional changes in the regulatory climate.

Control System Techniques in Equipment Design and Operations

Public (classroom) Course
A high level of automation and sophistication is required to control process parameters and detect equipment faults in today’s petrochemical plants. Join control system expert A.S. Rangwala and learn automatic control theory methods that enhance efficiency and provide operational safety by ensuring process parameters do not exceed design capability.

Crystallization Operations

Public (classroom) Course
Join crystallization expert Wayne Genck for a practical overview of the basics of crystallization and precipitation and how to apply the fundamentals of crystal growth and nucleation to industrial processes. In two days, you’ll learn about the theory of material, energy and population balances and how to apply it in the production of amorphous and crystalline materials.

Crystallization Process Development

eLearning (online) Course
Integrative approach for crystallization development. Using models to analyze the SLE behavior of the system, validating using relevant experimental data, and systematically synthesizing a crystallization process based on the SLE behavior.

Distillation in Practice

eLearning (online) Course
This course covers all essential distillation concepts likely to be faced by process support, operations, and design engineering personnel.

Distillation in Practice

Public (classroom) Course
This course covers all essential distillation concepts likely to be faced by process support, operations, and design engineering personnel. It covers vapor liquid equilibrium, process design, column operation, and simulation issues, along with specification and selection of hardware.

Distillation Technology for Operators

eLearning (online) Course
Operators will gain an excellent understanding of the theory of distillation and how it works in a column, plus gain a solid foundation on the principles of operations without getting too product specific.

Dust Explosion Control

eLearning (online) Course
CSB has made recommendations that should help prevent dust explosions, and this certificate is based on these recommendations.

Economic Evaluation for Chemical Engineers

eLearning (online) Course

To maximize ROI, every plant-related project must be evaluated for its economic feasibility - a task that can be complex and difficult for a chemic

Excel VBA Programming for Chemical Engineers

Public (classroom) Course
If you know your way around Microsoft Excel and you’re ready to learn Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Programming this course is for you. Join chemical engineer and VBA expert David Clough for an intensive, hands-on introduction to the built-in programming capabilities of Microsoft Excel, and its companion VBA programming language. Learn how to take your spreadsheet problem-solving skills to the next level.

Flow of Solids in Bins, Hoppers, Chutes and Feeders

Public (classroom) Course
Gain a strong, fundamental understanding of bulk solids and bulk solid handling equipment and their behavior, along with the general principles and practical applications of solids flow.

Fluid Mixing Technology for Operators

eLearning (online) Course
Starting with the fundamentals (the basic principles of mixing), this course continues with practical applications to mixing technology, and ends with advanced topics such as solid-liquid processes. Operators will gain an excellent understanding of mixing theories and how they work in today's mixing technology without getting too product specific.

Foundations of Process Safety

Public (classroom) Course
Offered outside of North America, this intensive and highly interactive 4-day course trains chemical engineers in the fundamentals of Process Safety. Taught jointly by process safety veterans with decades of experience at major companies from the process industries.

Fundamentals of Process Safety

Public (classroom) Course
In this CCPS course you’ll hear from process safety expert Brian Kelly for an up-to-date look at the causes and contributors to major incidents in the process safety industry and the latest engineering solutions.

Hazard Identification for Operators and Maintenance Workers

eLearning (online) Course
This course helps operators learn how to recognize and respond to hazards at the field level. Attendees learn how to identify, rank and address the physical and process safety hazards they may encounter in the workplace.

HAZOP Studies

eLearning (online) Course
Learn the concepts and techniques of the Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) Study methodology, including related matters of preparation, team meeting facilitation and reporting.

HAZOP Studies/Advanced PHA Concepts Combo Course

Public (classroom) Course
This course is a combination of HAZOP Studies and Other PHA Techniques for Process Safety and Risk Management (CH157) and Advanced Concepts for Process Hazard Analysis (CH754).

Heat Exchanger Design and Operations

Public (classroom) Course
This course is ideal for chemical and mechanical engineers who are engaged in plant operations, technical services, and project design; or with assignments involving heat exchanger sizing, specification, or operation.

Incident Investigation

Public (classroom) Course
Incidents are minor occurrences and are often the result of a single failure or defect. Join Incident Investigation expert Brian Kelly for an in-depth look at a look at the systematic process of examining and evaluating the causes of an incident so that recurrence can be prevented.

Industrial Fluid Mixing

Public (classroom) Course
Given the vital role industrial fluid mixing plays in the success of so many products, it pays to stay on top of the most recent developments in the field, the newest equipment and emerging design concepts. Join industrial fluid mixing expert W. Roy Penney as he brings you up-to-date on cutting-edge improvements in these areas that lead to greater efficiency, cost savings and a more robust bottom line.

Industrial Fluid Mixing for Engineers

eLearning (online) Course
This online course covers fundamentals in mixing theory including a section on scale-up, practical applications to mixing technology and advanced topics such as solid-liquid process. Engineers gain an excellent understanding of the fundamentals of mixing and how to apply the right technology to the mixing process.

Inherently Safer Design

Public (classroom) Course
Get up-to-date on a fundamentally different approach to safety in the manufacture and use of chemicals. In one day, you’ll learn about inherently safer product and process design (ISD) as a way to eliminate or significantly reduce hazards—rather than develop add-on protective systems and procedures.

Inherently Safer Design

eLearning (online) Course
This SAChE course provides information for understanding inherently safer design of chemical processes and plants.

Integrated Process Synthesis

Public (classroom) Course
As a chemical engineer, before you can make proposed process alterations you must consider the potential investment return. Yet, typically this involves detailed simulations and design work. Join process synthesis and integration experts Diane Hildebrandt and Bilal Patel and learn novel design and analysis techniques you can implement early on to avoid costly revisions to processes while reducing material and energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.

Intellectual Property for Chemical Engineers

eLearning (online) Course
This course will provide the engineer with a basic understanding of the laws that surround the protection of ideas, discoveries, and inventions, including the intellectual property (IP) law principles that surround patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.

Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)

eLearning (online) Course
This online course offers an overview of Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) to mitigate risk in your processes.

Managing Process Safety Risks During Organizational Change

Public (classroom) Course
Through illustrated case studies and lessons learned, this course provides in-depth understanding of the framework for establishing OCM program and implementing OCM procedures for different types of changes.

Nitrogen's Role in Safety

eLearning (online) Course

This SAChE Safety Certificate focuses on Nitrogen which is a staple of the chemical industry.

Overview of Risk Based Process Safety

Public (classroom) Course

This course will introduce you to CCPS’ Risk Based Process Safety (RBPS) approach, including the four pillars and twenty elements that define the s

Particle and Bulk Solids Characterization Technology

Public (classroom) Course
Given the wide range of technologies available today for powder and particle characterization, selecting the best option for an application is not easy. Join particle characterization and technology experts Remi Trottier and Karl Jacob to gain a solid understanding of the basics of particle and bulk solids characterization necessary to properly select instruments and validate data and a look at the latest commercially available technologies.

Particle Technology

eLearning (online) Course
This course is intended as an introduction to particle technology. For each of the topics studied, the fundamental science involved is introduced and this is linked, where possible, to industrial practice.

Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids

eLearning (online) Course
This course will help you learn how to apply practical design and troubleshooting principles to improve the efficiency, safety and reliability of pneumatic conveying systems transporting powders and bulk solids.

Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids

Public (classroom) Course
Gain a better understanding of pneumatic conveying problems and principles, allowing you to evaluate and troubleshoot your in-plant systems to determine effectiveness and improve efficiency.

Principles and Practices of Chemical Reactor Design and Operations

Public (classroom) Course
Improve your ability to design unconventional reactor configurations – even when equations for them are not available – by adopting a new outlook and approach. Join chemical reactor technology expert Uzi Mann and gain knowledge and tools you can apply to the design of any reactor configuration with any number of reactions with any stoichiometry having any form of rate expression.

Process Safety 101

eLearning (online) Course
This certificate reviews elementary concepts related to process safety including: process descriptions, Process Safety Management (PSM), mechanical integrity, process controls, flammability, static, electricity, and more.

Process Safety Boot Camp

Public (classroom) Course
Offered in North America, this intensive and highly interactive 4-day course trains chemical engineers in the fundamentals of Process Safety. Taught jointly by process safety veterans with decades of experience at major companies from the process industries.

Process Safety Lessons Taught from Experience

eLearning (online) Course
This certificate is designed to provide insight into important case histories related to process safety. By learning from the mistakes of others, the hope is to avoid similar mistakes. Although developed for chemical engineering faculty and students, the certificate can also be used as part of the safety orientation at industrial facilities.

Process Safety Management Overview

eLearning (online) Course
The online course covers the US OSHA PSM 14 regulatory requirements as well as the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) 20 element approach to process safety.

Project Management for Chemical Engineers

Public (classroom) Course
In today’s global and fast-paced world, the ability to manage complex projects is vital to keep up with the chemical industry’s demands and needs. Yet many chemical engineers have had no formal training in project management and lack the skills required to bring projects in on time and within budget. Join project management experts Gwenn Carr and Gary Englehardt and gain skills and time-tested and proven templates that will get you up and running, keep you on track and ensure your project is a success.

Risk Assessment

eLearning (online) Course
The course material prepares students to develop the information needed in plant design in a senior-level design course (e.g., a HAZOP on a process flow diagram) or provides background to topics discussed in a process safety course.

Runaway Reactions

eLearning (online) Course
This SACHE Safety Certificate focuses on managing chemical reaction hazards, particularly runaway reactions.

SAChE Certificate Program

eLearning (online) Course

The SAChE Certificate Program offers working engineers an easy way to access a selection of knowledge about chemical process safety.

Spreadsheet Problem-Solving for Chemical Engineers

Public (classroom) Course
Spreadsheets are a powerful problem-solving tool for chemical engineers. But to take full advantage of all they can do, you need a strong foundation in common problem-solving spreadsheet techniques. Join chemical engineer and Excel expert David Clough and pick up dozens of tips and techniques unknown to many engineers that will help you solve chemical engineering problems faster and more accurately.

The OSHA Regulatory Approach to Process Safety Management

Public (classroom) Course
You will gain a thorough understanding of the process safety regulations and need to put an effective process safety management (PSM) program and risk management plan-prevention program in place in your organization.