Institute for Industry Education Collaboration
Box 91834
Lake Charles LA 70609

Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers

Dates:May 9-10, 2019
Meets:Th and F from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 2 sessions
Location:Engineering and Technology Lab- ETL 111
Instructor:John Griffith
Fee: $510.00  

IMPORTANT: The deadline to register for this course is May 2, 2019.

There are still openings remaining at this time.


Course Description

About this Course

This course presents engineering fundamentals and applications at a process plant from a chemical engineer’s perspective.

Who Should Attend

Persons working in the processing industry who do not have a degree in chemical engineering, but have had some knowledge of basic chemistry either by exposure or education. Mechanical, electrical, and civil engineers, as well as plant operators, instrument technicians and the like may benefit from this course.

Day 1: Fundamentals

Mass and Energy Balances

•        Units and Conversions

•        Material Balances

•        Thermodynamics and Energy Balances

Transport Processes

•        Basic Equations of Fluids      

•        Laminar and Turbulent Flow

•        Mass Balances (continuity equations)

•        Mechanical Energy Balances

•        Compressible Flow

•        Heat Transfer

•        Conduction (Fourier’s Law)

•        Convection

•        Radiation

•        Mass Transfer

•        Fick’s Law

•        Mass Transfer Coefficients

•        Phase Equilibrium Relationship

•        Raoult’s Law

•        Henry’s Law

Day 2: Process Applications

•        Piping Systems, Pump and Compressors

•        Heat Exchangers

•        Boilers and Evaporators

•        Furnaces

•        Distillation Columns

•        Gas absorption, Liquid-Liquid Extraction

•        Chemical Reactors

•        Process Control Systems

Registration and Payment

        Pay online with Visa, MasterCard, or Discover

        For payment with American Express, contact Nicole Jimenez at (337) 562-4107.

        If you are paying with AMEX and need a confirmation that you are fully enrolled in a course, please contact Amanda Hext, (337) 562-4592.

        Checks should be made payable to McNeese State University and mailed to the following address:

McNeese State University

Institute for Industry-Education Collaboration

Box 91834

Lake Charles, LA 70609    

For Additional Information

Amanda Hext

Phone: 337-562-4592    


Refund Policy

Refunds for non-attendance will be given if a written notification is received up to 5 working days prior to the first day of the course. No refunds will be given after that day. In the event that an attendee cannot attend, he/she is welcome to send another person as a replacement at no charge or accept a credit for a future course.


The McNeese State University Institute for Industry-Education Collaboration will always make the best effort to avoid cancelling a course. This course, like any other, can be cancelled for a number of reasons. If the course is cancelled, you will be refunded the full amount. Please be aware of this possibility when making travel and hotel arrangements. 

GoArmyEd Tuition Assistance

For tuition assistance through GoArmyEd, please do the following:

        Get an SF-182 from GoArmyEd

        Submit the approve SF-182 to Karen Lopez via email; cc Amanda Hext



        If you decide not to use your GoArmyEd voucher, please notify Karen Lopez and Amanda Hext via email and cancel your SF-182 submission on GoArmyEd.

        You may withdraw an SF 182 without penalty before the START DATE of the course: