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Conceptual design and process intensification major

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Engineers will be able to design and create future factories. They will get familiar with CAD tools with conceptual approaches of the process and optimisation methods leading to an optimal design of production units. An introductory vision to new generation processes are also proposed, in particular for multitask devices such as reactive distillation or micro-processes.


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  • Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering


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  • Setting up and optimizing processes
  • Designing and following an industrial development project
  • Designing modifications of an existing process
  • Choosing technique options for equipment, arrangement and methods
  • Calculating the dimensions of equipment
  • Evaluating the impact of a new stream in a process
  • Choosing options in human resources, financial resource and  technical resources for projects
  • Evaluating the return on investment of projects
  • Working in teams


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Download the syllabus of the minor (in French):


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activity sectors

  • Extractive industries
  • Manufacturing industries (refinery, nuclear, chemical, plastics, non-metallic minerals,metals)
  • A Water, gas, electricity production
  • K Corporate services



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Mohamed-Ali BOUHAMEDMohamed-Ali BOUHAMED
3A FIVA GC – CAPRI major
Society: Société des Eaux de Marseille

The first and second-year curriculum allows you to achieve flexibility in the scientific fields. As an apprentice in Chemical Engineering, I had not had the chance to do dimensioning and / or process analysis. That is why I decided to choose the CAPRI program (Design and intensified process analysis) in order to be skilled in Chemical Engineering but also in Process Engineering. This third-year semester program enables you to develop (working ?) methods to be able to face to all kinds of situations regarding design and/or optimization especially:

  • The heuristic method still valid for many industrialists
  • The blank sheet method, more modern, allowing to optimize process according to physical principles
  • Simulations thanks to different softwares
  • The principle of profitability

What is more, the classes focus on autonomy and project management which allow you to prepare for your professional life in which management and team work are essential. I really enjoyed this program because it puts emphasis on leadership, communication and planning.




Last modification on: 19/05/2017 - 17:00

  • Ludovic MONTASTRUC
  • Email: ludovic.montastruc @ (ludovic.montastruc @
  • Phone: 05 34 32 36 57

CAPRI Key Words

  • design
  • process
  • intensification
  • optimal design
  • synthesis
  • engineering

Keywords inside the webside