Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (2022/2023)
11.7 Process Engineering

In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, the course descriptions for courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Head of the Department. (or the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies) of the Faculty in the case of ENGI courses).

Process Engineering courses are identified by a four-digit numbering system, the first two digits signifying the following:

The first digit denotes the academic term during which the course is normally offered.

The second digit denotes the primary areas of study, namely:

  • 0: Process Engineering courses common to both technical streams
  • 1: Chemical and Bioprocess Stream
  • 2: Mineral and Energy Resources Stream
  • 9: Special Topics

Non-departmental Engineering courses are designated by ENGI.

Process Engineering courses are designated by PROC.


Introduction to Sustainable Process Engineering

(same as the former ENGI 3600) familiarizes students with the principles and the practical aspects of organic, inorganic, and biochemical processes including the major unit operations and equipment used. It emphasizes process flow sheeting, process variable identification, component and overall material balances, and process design. The course uses extensive examples from industrial processes. In laboratory sessions students are introduced to the laboratory scale process equipment and use HYSYS software to study process characteristics.

CO: Chemistry 1051

CR: the former ENGI 3600

LH: at least five 2-hour sessions per semester


Process Engineering Thermodynamics

(same as the former ENGI 4602) extends the study started in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering 3401 of thermodynamics, with special reference to chemical process applications: basic laws, thermodynamic properties of pure fluids and mixtures, heat engines, multicomponent systems, thermal/mechanical equilibrium, chemical equilibrium, and thermodynamics of chemical processes. Special emphasis is placed on the application of thermodynamics to practical problems in chemical engineering such as phase equilibria, solutions and reaction equilibria in separations and reaction engineering.

CR: the former Chemistry 2300, the former Chemistry 3300, the former ENGI 4602

PR: Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering 3401 or the former ENGI 3901


Process Mathematical Methods

(same as the former ENGI 4621) introduces numerical methods in chemical engineering processes, solution of sets of linear algebraic equations, solution of non-linear equations, curve fitting and interpolation, numerical integration, numerical differentiation, first order and higher order ordinary differential equations, boundary value problems and partial differential equations. It provides applications of the methods to different aspects of process engineering such as reactor design, separation, process modeling, equipment design and analysis.

CO: PROC 4025 or the former ENGI 4625

CR: the former ENGI 4621

LH: eight 2.5-hour sessions per semester

PR: ENGI 3424 (or Mathematics 2000, Mathematics 2050, and Mathematics 2260)


Process Engineering Calculations

(same as the former ENGI 4625) is an introduction to the analysis of chemical processes with an emphasis on mass and energy balances. Stoichiometric relationships, ideal and real gas behaviour are also covered. The course will help Process Engineering majors in their second year to develop a framework for the analysis of flow sheet problems and will present systematic approaches for manual and computer-aided solution of full scale balance problems.

CO: PROC 4002 or the former ENGI 4602. There is no co-requisite for students completing a minor in Applied Science - Process Engineering.

CR: the former ENGI 4625

PR: Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering 3401 or the former ENGI 3901. Students completing a minor in Applied Science - Process Engineering must successfully complete Chemistry 2301 as the prerequisite instead of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering 3401.


Process Fluid Dynamics I

(same as the former ENGI 4661) provides process engineering students with fundamentals of fluid mechanics/dynamics. Topics covered include fluid properties; Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids; pressure; hydrostatics; control volume and system representation; mass and momentum conservation laws; Euler and Bernoulli equations; viscous fluid flows; laminar and turbulent flow; flow through conduits and pipes; pipe networks; flow measurement devices; momentum devices; concept of boundary layers; dimensional analysis; lift and drag on objects; fluid transportation (pumps and compressors).

CR: the former ENGI 4661, the former ENGI 4913, the former ENGI 4961, the former ENGI 5961

LH: five 1-hour sessions per semester


Mass Transfer

(same as the former ENGI 5601) covers diffusive as well as convective mass transfer, mass transfer correlations, and the application to absorption and membrane separations.

CR: the former ENGI 5601

LH: at least seven 2-hour sessions per semester

PR: PROC 4002 or the former ENGI 4602 (or Chemistry 2301)


Process Heat Transfer

(same as the former ENGI 5602) is a study of concepts involved in heat transfer. Topics include applications of continuity and energy equations, fundamentals of heat transfer, modes of heat transfer, conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer, boiling and condensation, evaporation, and heat exchanger analysis and design.

CR: the former ENGI 5602, the former ENGI 6901

LH: one 3-hour session per semester

PR: PROC 4002 or the former ENGI 4602, PROC 4061 or the former ENGI 4661 or Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering 4501 or the former ENGI 4961 or the former ENGI 5961


Process Equipment Design I

(same as the former ENGI 5671) introduces the principles of unit operations, grouped into four sections: fluid mechanics, heat transfer, mass transfer and equilibrium stages, and operations involving particulate solids. It also includes design and operation fundamentals of unit operations: size reduction, filtration, evaporation, drying, crystallization, and humidification, and membrane separation.

CO: PROC 5001 or the former ENGI 5601

CR: the former ENGI 5671

LH: at least six 3-hour sessions per semester

PR: PROC 4021 or the former ENGI 4621, PROC 4025 or the former ENGI 4625


Chemistry and Physics of Engineering Materials

introduces the structure and properties of engineering materials, in particular metals, alloys, semiconductors, ceramics, glasses and polymers. Topics include a review of atomic bonding, discussion of basic crystalline and amorphous structures, phase diagram, mechanical properties of the materials. Selection of materials for process engineering applications, corrosion and degradation of material will be also covered in the course.

CR: Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering 3101, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering 5103

PR: completion of Academic Term 4 of the Process Engineering program


Process Modelling and Simulation

introduces the concepts of process model building and its application in design and process operations. It includes the fundamentals of process modelling, lumped parameter dynamic models, distributed parameter dynamic models, application of process models, and computer aided process design. The course provides hands on experience to use a process simulator effectively for development and analysis of flowsheets, mass and energy balances, sizing of individual equipment and process units including reactor, separator, and heat exchangers.

CR: the former ENGI 5621, the former ENGI 6621, the former PROC 6021

LH: ten 3-hour sessions per semester

PR: PROC 4021 or the former ENGI 4621, PROC 4025 or the former ENGI 4625


Chemical Reaction Engineering

(same as the former ENGI 6631) will cover the fundamentals of chemical kinetics and reaction rate expressions as well as the types of reactors, homogeneous and heterogeneous (catalytic) reactors, and the interrelation between transport phenomena and reaction engineering as it applies to process design. It also includes an overview of non-ideal reactors and an introduction to bio reactors.

CR: the former ENGI 6631

LH: four 2-hour sessions per semester

PR: PROC 4021 or the former ENGI 4621, PROC 4061 or the former ENGI 4661 or Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering 4501 or the former ENGI 4961 or the former ENGI 5961


Process Fluid Dynamics II

(same as the former ENGI 6661) builds upon the materials introduced in Process Fluid Dynamics I. The course covers important aspects of fluid dynamics principles and applications in process engineering, including; continuity equation; differential governing equations of fluid momentum; conservation laws in chemical/process engineering; ideal and non-ideal flow; compressible and incompressible flow; boundary layer theory for laminar and turbulent flow; multiphase flow; introduction to CFD; turbomachinery; fluid flow features of unit operations.

CR: the former ENGI 5913, the former ENGI 5962, the former ENGI 6661, the former ENGI 6961

LH: three 1-hour sessions per semester

PR: PROC 4061 or the former ENGI 4661 or Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering 4501 or the former ENGI 4961 or the former ENGI 5961


Process Equipment Design II

(same as the former ENGI 6671) will cover design and operation of equilibrium stage separation processes including distillation, extraction, and leaching. It will also cover advanced concept of equipment design such as heterogeneous system, multiphase system, absorption, and adsorption operation and computer assisted design. This course will use HYSIS and other process equipment design tools.

CR: the former ENGI 6671

LH: at least four 2-hour sessions per semester

PR: PROC 5001 or the former ENGI 5601, PROC 5071 or the former ENGI 5671


Sustainable Engineering in Processing Industries

(same as the former ENGI 6651) will introduce students to sustainable development and its application to processing operations. Areas such as traditional economic growth, materials cycles, methods for measuring environmental impact, life cycle analysis, waste treatment technologies and recycling technologies will be covered. In addition, the concept of industrial ecology will be included.

CR: the former ENGI 6651

PR: PROC 4025 or the former ENGI 4625, PROC 5001 or the former ENGI 5601


Natural Resources Geology and Formation Evaluation

(same as the former ENGI 6602) covers the fundamentals of petroleum geology, formation evaluation and well logging. Topics include rock types; economic minerals; sedimentary basins and formation; hydrocarbon traps and seals; reservoir fluids; well and core logging fundamentals; in situ stress; lithology identification and permeability; formation and fluid identification; formation density and porosity; pore fluids and saturation; integrated logging and resource evaluation.

CR: the former ENGI 6602

PR: completion of Academic Term 5


Process Dynamics and Control

(same as the former ENGI 7621) familiarizes students with the scientific and engineering principles of process dynamics and control. Students will apply and integrate knowledge of chemical engineering to identify, formulate and solve process dynamics problems and develop control systems. Modern computational techniques and tools will be used for solving chemical process control problems. Also students will become familiar with industrial control systems.

CR: the former ENGI 7621

LH: at least six 2-hour sessions per semester

PR: PROC 6025 or the former PROC 6021 or the former ENGI 6621 or the former ENGI 5621


Process Engineering Project I

(same as the former ENGI 7640) gives students the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in previous design and technical courses to complete a high-level design of a process plant or major modification to a process plant. The goal is to expose students to process design, practical design issues, and to provide experience in the complete design process as applied to real devices. Students will work in groups to design a process system. This course is a precursor to PROC 8040.

CR: the former ENGI 7640

LC: scheduled as required

PR: ENGI 4102, completion of academic term 6 of the Process Engineering program


Process Plant Design and Economics

(same as the former ENGI 8677) will provide a comprehensive picture of the availability and design of both traditional and current process equipment. Economic and optimization issues relevant to investment, product-cost estimation, and profitability analysis will also be addressed. The course will provide students with tools to evaluate the economics of process industries reflecting current economic criteria, and provide helpful guidelines to approaching, defining, and solving optimization problems.

CR: the former ENGI 8677

PR: PROC 6071 or the former ENGI 6671


Process Simulation

- inactive course.


Process Data Analytics

covers all necessary elements, beginning from data collection to model development, to conduct a data analysis project in a process plant. The course focuses on data quality evaluation and preprocessing of data to ensure the fidelity of data. A range of unsupervised techniques including several variants of principal component analysis (PCA), support vector machine (SVM) and clustering algorithms will be covered. Students will also receive hands on training on various Matlab toolboxes and Python libraries.

CR: the former ENGI 7623, the former PROC 7123

PR: PROC 6025 or the former ENGI 5621 or the former ENGI 6621 or the former PROC 6021


Advanced Reactor Design

will build on previous courses in reaction engineering with more analysis of reactor designs involving complex fluid flow and/or complex kinetics and catalysts. The course will also cover bioreactor design.

PR: PROC 6031 or the former ENGI 6631


Bioprocess Engineering I

covers the fundamentals of chemical engineering applied to biomass/biological based processes, from valorisation of virgin/waste biomass to biomass as the bioprocess. The focus is in bioprocessing as it relates to the natural resource industries and associated markets. This course covers the fundamentals related to biomass and bioprocessing including: composition of biomass and biomass processing (biochemical, thermochemical, chemical, and physical), and associated products. The course will highlight “green” processes that minimize waste and energy.

PR: PROC 5001 or the former ENGI 5601, PROC 5002 or the former ENGI 5602, PROC 6031 or the former ENGI 6631


Safety and Risk Engineering

(same as the former ENGI 8671) begins with an overview of safety and risk issues in the offshore oil and gas industry. The course examines regulatory requirements; hazards and structured analysis tools; risk terminology and quantified risk analysis (QRA) techniques; and safety assessment studies. The course includes project and case studies.

CR: the former ENGI 8671

PR: completion of Academic Term 6 or registration in the Minor in Applied Science - Process Engineering


Sustainable Oil Production & Gas Storage I

(same as the former ENGI 8691) examines the fundamentals to sustainably producing fossil fuels, in-situ carbon utilization and sequestration, and hydrogen storage. Students will be able to describe rock and fluid properties then use their knowledge of Darcy’s Law and apply it to determine how much CO2/H2 can be stored or oil/gas produced. Students will learn material balances of single phase flow (liquid and gas) in porous media, natural forces, well inflow and performance, and how to predict and maximize fluid injection and production.

CR: the former ENGI 8691

PR: completion of Academic Term 6


Mineral Processing and Tailings Management

covers the fundamentals of mineral processing and emerging practices and technologies that result in the generation of a mineral concentrate. Topics include rock fragmentation leading to run-of-mine ore, comminution and mineral liberation, sensor-based ore sorting, gravity separation, magnetic separation, electrical separation, froth flotation, dewatering, and tailings transportation and storage. Advanced topics include process simulation and control, practical processes of metallic and non-metallic ore dressing.

LH: at least five 3-hour sessions per semester

PR: completion of Academic Term 6


Process Engineering Project II

(same as the former ENGI 8640) is a design project that illustrates the application of previous engineering science and design related courses. Projects will be done by teams of students with individuals concentrating their participation in their own engineering discipline. The project topic will be from the process industry which includes the offshore oil and gas industry, mining and metal processing industry and chemical process industry.

CR: the former ENGI 8640

LC: scheduled as required

PR: PROC 7040 or the former ENGI 7640


Artificial Intelligence in Process Engineering

covers the fundamentals of machine learning and artificial intelligence relevant to process and petroleum engineering systems. Topics will include regression analysis, concepts of optimization for machine learning, Neural Network, Convolution Networks, Recurrent and Recursive Nets, Reinforcement Learning, as well as Statistical Machine Learning with a focus on the use of process data.

PR: completion of Academic Term 6


Bioprocess Engineering II

focuses on the introduction of downstream bioprocessing, with applications covering biopharmaceutical manufacturing, extraction of oils from natural sources, minerals bioprocessing, and environmental applications. Bioseparation techniques using supercritical fluid extraction, crystallization and liquid and ion-exchange chromatography will be covered in this course.

PR: PROC 7141


Industrial Pollution Prevention and Control

(same as the former ENGI 7651) is designed to introduce methods of industrial pollution assessment and control. Topics include waste characterization, water pollution assessment, water pollution control, air pollution assessment and control, solid waste assessment and control, pollution prevention, environmental risk assessment and risk based decision making.

CR: the former ENGI 7651

PR: PROC 6151 or the former ENGI 6651, PROC 6071 or the former ENGI 6671


Reliability Engineering

(same as the former ENGI 8670, the former PROC 8270) is an introduction to reliability engineering; physics of failure and failure mechanism, reliability measures and assessment; reliability of components and parts; complex system reliability and availability analysis; and field reliability assessment. The course includes case studies and a project.

CR: the former ENGI 8670, the former PROC 8270

PR: completion of Academic Term 6


Decarbonization Strategies in Gas Industry

(same as the former ENGI 8676) investigates the carbon emitted from the gas industry and how to reduce it. The course describes gas processes, design methods, operating procedures, and challenges of gas production, carbon capture facilities and their use in blue hydrogen production. The course covers separation operations, hydrate prevention and control, gas dehydration, NGL recovery and dew point control, gas transmission and pipeline design and transportation systems.

CR: the former ENGI 8676

PR: completion of Academic Term 6


Sustainable Oil Production & Gas Storage II

(same as the former ENGI 8690, the former PROC 8290) continues to examine flow in porous media expanding to multiphase flow and the challenges of producing and injecting fluids into a reservoir accounting for capillary pressure and phase behaviour. Flow assurance challenges, enhanced recovery methods, CO2 utilization and storage, as well as strategies to optimize production and gas injection

CR: the former ENGI 8690, the former PROC 8290

PR: completion of Academic Term 6


Drilling Engineering

(same as the former ENGI 8692, the former PROC 7292) covers both offshore and onshore drilling operations and includes: rotary drilling rig operations, well construction sequence, drill string, drill bits, well bore hydraulics, casing and well heads, cementing, well control, directional and horizontal drilling, well planning and fishing operations, and extended reach, horizontal and multilateral well drilling techniques.

CR: the former ENGI 8692, the former PROC 7292

LH: two 3-hour lab sessions per semester

PR: completion of Academic Term 6


Extractive Metallurgy

covers the fundamentals of pyrometallurgy, hydrometallurgy and electrometallurgy that extract metals from ores and mineral concentrates. Topics include thermodynamics and reaction kinetics of extractive metallurgical processes; electrolytic reduction of molten salts; metal refining processes; materials preparation in the metallurgical industry; equipment selection and operation; and sustainable technologies and practices.

CR: the former ENGI 7691, the former PROC 8191

LH: at least four 2-hour sessions per semester

PR: PROC 7293


Downstream Processing

- inactive course.


Petroleum Refining Engineering

- inactive course.


Special Topics in Process Engineering

will have topics to be studied announced by the Department.

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).