Process modelling plays an ever-increasing role within process organisations, with initiatives such as Smart Process Manufacturing placing models at the heart of process design and operation. However the teaching of modelling in university undergraduate courses often lags the demands of industry. One of the key challenges is the time and effort required to develop new courses that cover all relevant aspects, from first-principles, mechanistic modelling to the systematic application of optimization techniques.

PSE held a workshop at University College London to bring together professors and lecturers from leading universities with engineering managers from major chemical engineering employers. The workshop included presentations on current process modelling teaching methods along with presentations from industry on the most relevant challenges and expectations for future trends.

This webinar provides a summary of the presentations and discussions from the workshop as well as an introduction to teaching materials currently under development.

Topics covered

In this webinar you will learn about:

  • Introduction to PSE Academic and the Academic Advisory Board
  • Workshop summary: the changing needs of industry
  • Workshop summary: teaching approaches from leading universities
    • University College London
    • Imperial College London
    • RWTH Aachen
    • and moreā€¦
  • PSE's Academic Teaching Highway (PATH) - an overview of modelling and simulation course material


Pieter Schmal Pieter Schmal is the Head of PSE Academic and a Principal Applications Engineer. He completed his PhD at TU Delft.




45 minutes

Who should attend?

From academia, the workshop will benefit professors, lecturers and program directors responsible for establishing and delivering the chemical engineering curriculum.