Industrial Chemical Process Design and Analysis

Offered by School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology

Short Course / 2 days / TGS-2020504573

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Course Fees

Course Information

This course provides an intensive hands-on simulation training for learners to gain a basic understanding of the design of chemical processes through the use of process simulation software Aspen HYSYS.

In this course, you will learn how the process simulation software is used to design chemical processes, operate a virtual plant, determine safe/unsafe operation and design criteria, and factors critical to operating cost and profitability.

This course is suitable for persons who are responsible for process design, production and operations in the petrochemical and chemical industry:

  • Chemical technicians, operators and engineers
  • Scientists and researchers
  • Chemical safety and quality analysts
  • Production schedulers


Dr. Zhou Xingding is a senior lecturer and has a PhD in Chemical Engineering. He leads several R&D projects as a Principal Investigator to develop new chemical manufacturing processes.

Dr. Noel Xu Qingxing is a lecturer and has a PhD in Chemical Engineering. He has authored several international peer-reviewed journal articles in the areas of drug delivery and antimicrobial polymers.

Dr. Simon Teo Wei Suong is a lecturer and has a PhD in Chemical Engineering. He has authored several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in industrial biotechnology and biochemical engineering.

Learning Outcomes

Course participants from a wide range of technical backgrounds and experience will develop and enhance their skills in chemical process design, operations support and cost evaluation via the use of process simulation software.


Course Date: TBC
Application Period: Please register your interest now (
Duration: 2 days
Time: 9am to 5pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom
Venue: TBC

This course may be conducted online subject to Covid-19 guidelines.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

Chemical Process Diagrams
  • Process flow diagrams and piping and instrumentation diagrams.
  • Use of process simulation software to evaluate optimal capital and operating costs.
Safety Analysis by Dynamic Simulation
  • Behaviour and interaction of process variables in hazardous situations and operating conditions which deviate from steady state
  • Dynamic process simulation to test, analyze, explore and learn about safety issues related to process design, chemical processing, chemical reaction characteristics and operating conditions.
Cost & profitability analysis
  • Optimization studies though the use of process simulation software will be used to evaluate optimal capital and operating costs


A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass all required assessment(s).

Participants who complete the course will be awarded 14 Safety Development Unit (SDU) points under the Ministry of Manpower’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme for Workplace Safety and Health Officers (WSHO).

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 1 Jul 2020 to 30 Sep 2024.

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website ( to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

Enhanced training support for SMEs
For enhanced training support for SMEs, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holders
Please furnish the following documents to the course administrator to qualify for SSG funding:
Self-sponsored learner (**LTVP+): Copy of your green visit pass card, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.
Co-sponsored learner (##LTVP+): Copy of valid and current Letter of Consent (LOC) from MOM

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

(Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.)

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full Course Fee$642.00
Singaporeans aged below 40, Permanent Residents & **LTVP+ qualified for SkillsFuture Funding$192.60
Singaporeans aged 40 & above qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy$72.60
Singaporeans, Permanent Residents & ##LTVP+ qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs$72.60
Others (and Repeat Students)$642.00