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Process Engineers

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Process engineers: design, model and operate up-to-date processes and plants!

Objectives

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Management and operation of industrial plants © Getty images

INP-ENSIACET Process Engineers have strong theoretical and practical knowledge in Process Engineering as well as general skills in social sciences, humanities and economics.
They are proficient in numerical and IT skills. Used to team work , they are able to innovate on interdisciplinary projects, invent new processes, design and model future plants, manage their achievement and their operation to make them more profitable, more sustainable, cleaner and safer.

OBJECTIVEs of the engineering course

The ENSIACET “Process Engineering” major combines three core disciplines: Physics, Chemistry and Applied Mathematics/Computing.

This course aims at a systemic approach for Process Engineering disciplines. Thus it promotes the development of models and the use of computing tools to design and manage industrial plants.

ENSIACET Process Engineers are therefore interdisciplinary physicians who have strong skills in the core disciplines of process engineering (heat and mass balance, transport and transfer phenomena, unit operations…) and high proficiency in mathematical, digital and IT skills. They are also skilled at social sciences, humanities and economics.

 

Features

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  • Procédés discontinus pour le traitement des solides © Getty images
    Procédés discontinus pour le traitement des solides © Getty images
    Diversity of courses (unit operations, modelling…)
  • Motivated and involved teaching, administrative and technical staff.
  • Numerous professional activities:
    • Production,
    • R&D (Research, Development)
    • Design services and consulting.
  • Stimulating jobs in various fields:
    • from the petrochemical industry to the food-processing industry,
    • from pharmacy to energy.

     

 

Skills

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  • Create and design up-to-date systems for mass and energy transformation
  • Analyze, control and optimize processes
  • Master the tools for modeling and simulation of processes at various scales (equipments, flowsheets…)
  • Take into account the quality, risk management, safety and sustainability factors
  • Fit into and work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Manage scientific and technical projects

 

 

Course subjects

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Subjects in percentage

25%

Mathematics and Computer Science

 

Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computational Methods, Scientific Computing, Instrumentation and Control, Optimization, Modelling and Simulation, Information Technologies

25%

Engineering

 

Mass and Energy Balances, Thermal Engineering, Reaction Engineering, Separation Techniques, Process Synthesis and Design

 17%

Physics

 

Thermodynamics, Kinetics, Fluid Mechanics, Transport Phenomena

13%

Engineering Professions

 

Quality, Health, Safety, Environment, Economy, Business Knowledge, Sustainable Development, Communication

 11%

Humanities

 

English for communication, Scientific English, Sports, Conferences

9%

Chemistry

 

Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Life Sciences

Syllabus

Scientific and technical subjects taught

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  • Process engineering (reactor engineering, unit operations, process simulation).
  • Conception, modelization and process control.
  • Numerical tools for process engineering (computational methods, CFD).
  • Engineering professions
  • Industrial organization.
  • Professional project.
  • Unit sizing projects.

 

Societal impact

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Contribution to society

  • Bio-refineries.
  • New energies: solar, wind, new generation of nuclear energies.
  • New processes and products that minimise the carbon footprint.

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Production énergétique avec impact minimum © typomaniac - Fotolia.com

Internships

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Examples of internships

First name

Company

Place

Promotion

Internship subjects

Christopher

MI-GSO

Toulouse (France)

2011

Project Management repository

Aurélie

Sanofi

Aramon (France)

2011

Solvent recycling and optimization of cold utility production

Alexandre

Europlasme

Bruges (France)

2011

Feasibility and technico-economic study of an industrial waste gasifier

Damien

Areva

Bethesda (USA)

2011

Project management and support for a US unit of nuclear waste retreatment

Sandy

Pacific Création

Chartres (France)

2011

Supply Chain

Anne-July

Anteagroup

Lille (France)

2011

Environmental impact and industrial risk

Loic

Total

Abu Dhabi (EAU)

2011

Production Engineer TOTAL Abu Al Bakhoosh

Eléonore

A/D Environnement

Saint-Etienne (France)

2011

Evaluation of Bilan Carbone ® for environmental diagnosis tool of chemical processes

Coralie

URS

Aix-en-Provence (France)

2012

Assistance of Process Safety business engineers

Alex

StatOil

Posgrunn (Norvège)

2012

Valuation of process tomography instruments by analyzing multi-phase flow data

Antonino

Arcelor Mittal

Maizières-Les-Metz (France)

2012

Modelling of mass transfer in steel industry

Elisabeth

Bonduelle

Santarem (Portugal)

2012

Reduction of water consumption

Maxime

Logica

Blagnac (France)

2012

Junior Consultant SAP

France

Louis Vuitton

Asnières sur Seine (France)

2012

Characterization of aqueous adhesives in leather

Maud

Manaslu Ing.

Le Bourget du Lac (France)

2012

Modelling of an energetic passive building

Hugo

Maguin

Serville (France)

2012

Design of a drying pilot

Job prospects for process engineers

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Sectors of activity

Dimensionnement d’unités de production © Getty images

Graduates enter companies in the fields of:

  • Chemistry, pharmacy, cosmetics, energy, environment and eco-industries,
  • Design office engineering and technical consulting.

Main professional fields of the ENSIACET Process engineers (CGE survey for the last 5 years [2010 to 2015])

R&D and teaching

6.33%

Other fields

6.31%

Ind. Food processing, Water Treatment and Environnement

2.54%

Metalworking industry and Construction and Public Works

6.33%

IT, Computer Science and Business

13.93%

Transport

3.8%

Design office engineering and Consulting

6.33%

Energy

29.11%

Chemical, parachemical, textile,cosmetics, rubber treatment ind.

25.32%

Functions

The process engineer mainly works in industrial activities related to:

  • production and operation
  • research and development, and scientific and technical studies
  • design, consulting or expertise

He/She performs in:

  • engineering, studies and technical consulting
  • production, operation, control, maintenance, tests, quality or safety units

Main professions of ENSIACET Process engineers (CGE survey for the last 5 years [2010 to 2015])

Production, Operation, Control

20.26%

R&D

20.25%

Studies & Consulting

30.38%

Purchase, supply & logistics, marketing

8.86%

Computer science & IT

11.39%

Technical assistance

2.53%

Quality, safety 

6.33%

Contacts

  • Coordinateur / Coordinator:

Anne-Marie BILLET
Courriel : annemarie.billet @ ensiacet.fr

  • Coordinateur adjoint / Deputy coordinator:

Renaud ANSART
Courriel : renaud.ansart @ ensiacet.fr

 

Studying at ENSIACET

You can study at INP-ENSIACET according to numerous means whether you are a student enrolled in a partner university or not. You can also come and do a internship in both cases.

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