Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (2020/2021)
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: Process Stream
  • 2: Petroleum Stream
  • 9: Special Topics

Non-departmental Engineering courses are designated by ENGI.

Process Engineering courses are designated by PROC.

3000

Introduction to 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

4002

Process Engineering Thermodynamics

(same as the former ENGI 4602) extends the study started in Mechanical 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 Engineering 3401 or the former ENGI 3901

4021

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)

4025

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 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 Engineering 3401.

4061

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

5001

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)

5002

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 Engineering 4501 or the former ENGI 4961 or the former ENGI 5961

5071

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

6021

Process Modelling and Analysis

(same as the former ENGI 5621, the former ENGI 6621) is designed to introduce the concepts of process model building and its application in design and process operations. It includes fundamentals of process modelling, lumped parameter dynamic models, distributed parameter dynamic models, advanced dynamic model development, application of process models, and computer aided process design. The course also introduces model linearization, degrees of freedom analysis, stability, stiffness, observability, and controllability.

CR: the former ENGI 5621, the former ENGI 6621

LH: five 3-hour sessions per semester

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

6031

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 Engineering 4501 or the former ENGI 4961 or the former ENGI 5961

6061

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 Engineering 4501 or the former ENGI 4961 or the former ENGI 5961

6071

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

6151

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

6202

Offshore Petroleum Geology and Technology

(same as the former ENGI 6602) introduces basic concepts in geology and geophysics, from the origins of hydrocarbons through migration in the Earth’s crust, accumulation in reservoirs and the strategies used to discover and to exploit liquids found in the subsurface. Topics include the offshore oil and gas industry in harsh environment, platforms and structures, exploration phase of offshore oil development, production drilling and completion, and oil and gas transportation system

CR: the former ENGI 6602

PR: completion of Academic Term 5

7021

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 6021 or the former ENGI 6621 or the former ENGI 5621

7040

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

7077

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

7123

Process Simulation

(same as the former ENGI 7623) provides students with the knowledge and experience to use a process simulator effectively for the analysis and synthesis of process flowsheets, mass and energy balances, sizing of individual component and process unit, reactor modeling, separation device modeling, heat exchanger modeling, and dynamic and steady state analysis.

CR: the former ENGI 7623

LH: at least nine 2-hour sessions per semester

PR: PROC 6021 or the former ENGI 5621 or the former ENGI 6621, PROC 6071 or the former ENGI 6671

7171

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

7291

Petroleum Production Engineering

(same as the former ENGI 8691) examines the procedures and equipment necessary for preparing a well to produce hydrocarbons, maximizing flow rate during the life of the well; techniques for well productivity analysis in under-saturated, saturated, and natural gas reservoirs; well completion configuration tubulars; packers and subsurface flow control devices; completion and work over fluids; perforating oil and gas wells; formation damage; surfactants for well treatment; hydraulic fracturing; acidizing; scale deposition, removal, and prevention; work over and completion rigs; artificial lift.

CR: the former ENGI 8691

PR: completion of Academic Term 6

7292

Drilling Engineering

(same as the former ENGI 8692) 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

LH: 2

PR: completion of Academic Term 6

8040

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

8151

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

8191

Mining and Metallurgical Process Engineering

(same as the former ENGI 7691) is designed to provide students with a basic fundamental background to the mining, mineral processing, and extractive metallurgical processing industry from both traditional and modern industrial methodologies. Concepts such as a mine design, mineral flow sheets, extraction methods, and examples from industrial applications will be reviewed with problems.

CR: the former ENGI 7691

LH: at least four 2-hour sessions per semester

PR: completion of academic term 6 of the Process Engineering program

8270

Reliability Engineering

(same as the former ENGI 8670) 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

PR: completion of Academic Term 6

8276

Natural Gas Engineering

(same as the former ENGI 8676) covers process description, design methods, operating procedures, and troubleshooting aspects of gas production facilities including inlet 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

8290

Reservoir Engineering

(same as the former ENGI 8690) examines fluid pressure regimes, oil recovery factors, calculation of hydrocarbon volumes, reservoir rock characteristics, reservoir fluid properties, porosity and permeability, material balance, and well test analysis.

CR: the former ENGI 8690

PR: completion of Academic Term 6

8293

Petroleum Facilities Engineering

- inactive course.

8294

Downstream Processing

(same as the former ENGI 8694) includes: oil and natural gas processing, oil and gas storage facilities and their design, oil and gas separation processes, petroleum refining processes, and de-bottle necking.

CR: the former ENGI 8694

PR: completion of Academic Term 6

8296

Petroleum Refining Engineering

(same as the former ENGI 8696) covers crude and refinery products properties and specifications, process description, design methods, operating procedures, and troubleshooting aspects of modern petroleum refining. It also includes hydrorefining, catalytic reforming, hydrocracking, isomerisation, refinery machinery, and utilities.

CR: the former ENGI 8696

PR: completion of academic term 6 of the Process Engineering program

8900-8999

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).