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

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.


Management and operation of industrial plants © Getty images

The Toulouse INP-ENSIACET Process Engineering major combines three core disciplines: Physics, Chemistry and Applied Mathematics/Computing.

This curriculum aims at a systemic approach for Process Engineering disciplines. Thus it promotes modeling and the use of numerical 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 statistics, digital. They are also skilled at social sciences, humanities and economics.


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


  • 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 multi-scales (mixing zone, equipment, interconnected unit...).
  • Take into account the quality, risk management, safety, sustanable development and optimal energy management.
  • Fit into and work in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Manage scientific and technical projects.

Course subjects

Percentage of subjects


Mathematical and numerical tools

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


Conception and design of process unit
Mass and Energy Balances, Thermal Engineering, Reaction Engineering, Separation Techniques, Functional Analysis of Process


Thermodynamics, Kinetics, Fluid Mechanics, Transport Phenomena (momentum, heat and mass)


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


English for communication, Scientific English, Sports, HSS, Conferences


Physical chemistry and Bio-process

Societal impact

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Production énergétique avec impact minimum © typomaniac - Fotolia.com

Contribution to society

  • Reduce the energy footprint.
  • Product and process lifecycles assessment.
  • Evaluate innovative processes.

Examples of internships (in French)

First nameCompanyPlaceInternship subjects


 Genesis Oil & Gas Consultants Ltd


 Innovation for oil and gas exploiting.

MaxenceCEA CESTA33Strategy towards flow modelling for nuclear boiler system.
CyrilTECHNICATOME13CFD computing scheme for nuclear fuel assembly study with STARCCM+ software.
MikelPIERRE FABRE MEDICAMENT PRODUCTION - Site de PAU64Logistical flux within a producing plant : improvement proposals.
OlivierINOVERTIS A3I INNOVATION26Technical, economical and environmental assessment for CO2 re-use process.
SophieORANO78Process computing and modelling: optimization of calcining process model.
ThanushaIFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES69Development of process simulation: key parameters identification, optimization and assessment.
RizkyantoMICHELIN33Process safety: update of safety-based process computing.
AnnaAIR LIQUIDE78Strategy analysis for thermal efficiency as applied to syngas separation process.
YasserTOTAL92Life cycle analysis applied to carbon capture and storage.
YujingSolvay, R&I Center Shanghai_Process study for "Reaction - Membrane vaporization" hybrid process.
BadreddineTOTAL RAFFINAGE FRANCE76Development of automated tools for engineering support in the field of oil refining.

Job prospects for process engineers

1st job

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Employer company sizes

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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 sectors of activity of ENSIACET Process Engineers (including every school year from 2013 to 2018)

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Process engineers mainly work in industrial activities related to:

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

They perform in:

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

Main functions of ENSIACET Process Engineers (including every school year from 2013 to 2018)

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Contact Toulouse INP-ENSIACET

L'école de la transformation de la matière et de l'énergie

4, allée Emile Monso - CS 44362
31030 TOULOUSE Cedex 4, France

+33 (0)5 34 32 33 00