Online Profit-Increasing Strategies in Chemical Processing Certificate

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Versatile Certificate | 9 Credits | Complete in 1-2 Semesters


Streamline the Chemical Engineering Process With a Graduate Certificate in Profit-Increasing Strategies in Chemical Processing.

Process engineers design, implement, and optimize chemical and biochemical processes to transform raw materials into final products. And process control in chemical engineering, to put it simply, is the analysis and application of the automatic control systems used to create the corresponding products. The primary goal of process control is safely and efficiently maintaining a process at the desired operating conditions, while adhering to quality requirements and environmental regulations.

As chemical engineering process control technologies advance, chemical plants both new and old, along with other manufacturing facilities, need to ensure they use the latest and most efficient chemical process automation and simulation. That’s why chemical engineers who have additional skills and knowledge in topics like chemical process economics and automation are in high demand.

Earning a graduate certificate in profit-increasing strategies in the chemical engineering process from Michigan Technological University can expand your career opportunities—whether you’re looking for promotion, transitioning engineering fields, or are just starting out in the world of chemical engineering process control.

Take Foundational Courses That You Can Use on the Job.

As a student in our certificate program, you’ll dive into advanced topics in chemical engineering and build essential skills in chemical process automation, economics, and simulation. You’ll develop dynamic models of chemical engineering process control to ensure stability and satisfactory performance of chemical processing. You'll also gain skills in modeling a facility, addressing safety and environmental concerns, identifying process improvements, reducing energy consumption, estimating manufacturing profit, and recommending actions.

Each student in the chemical engineering process certificate program will take the same three courses, which provide fundamental knowledge and skills.

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  • Chemical Process Analysis and Design I

    Learn about topics in chemical process economics, including cost estimation, energy efficiency, and economic evaluation. Students work with a model of a facility to address safety and environmental concerns, estimate manufacturing profit, and recommend a course of action.
  • Capital Investment Projects in the Chemical Industry

    Continue your study of chemical process economics and project design by applying chemical process control techniques to realistic problems, including project evaluation and management.
  • Chemical Process Dynamics and Automation

    Dive into chemical process automation with online plant simulation software that lets you use actual data acquisition systems to collect and analyze data for the design of chemical process control systems.

Or Prepare for Graduate Studies with a Your Online Certificate in Profit-Increasing Strategies in Chemical Processing.

The field of chemical process control is always evolving and progressing; those in it are discovering new chemical process automation tools and ways to increase efficiency. 

That’s why our chemical engineering process program was designed to help you lay the foundation for a graduate program—to continue honing your skill set and learning about the latest chemical process economics techniques and automation tools. Also, your chemical process control courses at MTU can count toward a future graduate degree, whether you start one immediately or later.

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Why Earn Your Graduate Certificate in Profit-Increasing Strategies in Chemical Processing at MTU?

Since 1885, Michigan Tech has helped thousands of engineers become successful and effective leaders, team members, and innovators. It’s one of the many reasons why MTU is ranked among the top 25 STEM colleges for return on investment (Forbes, 2021).

As you progress in our chemical engineering process certificate program, you’ll have these benefits:

  • Experienced Faculty

    Thanks to small class sizes, you’ll work closely with faculty mentors who put their students first. Learn chemical process automation and complex simulation software with Dr. Tony N. Rogers, who brings his experience as a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Clean Industrial and Treatment Technologies into the classroom to help students apply the lessons they learn to real-world situations.
  • Career Advancement

    The chemical engineering process control field is vast. That is, engineers with process control experience may work in several industries: chemical production and manufacturing, manufacturing, mineral processing, oil exploration, sustainable engineering, and alternative energy fields. So earning a graduate certificate from MTU will set you up for both success and career choices.
  • Flexible Course Delivery

    From chemical process economics to automation to simulation, you will master these advanced topics on your own time, thanks to our flexible online and on-campus course options. That is, you can earn your certificate without stepping too far away from your life or your current job.

What Can You Do with a Graduate Certificate in Profit-Increasing Strategies in Chemical Processing?

The Graduate Certificate in profit-increasing strategies in chemical processing prepares students to design new processes, retrofit existing processes for capacity expansion and more flexible operations, and implement process chemistry modifications.

This certificate can benefit any chemical engineer, no matter where they are in their career, whether they are currently working in chemical manufacturing or in other fields but want to enter chemical process control. Also, entry-level chemical process control engineers will benefit from an awareness of the operational flexibility and economic benefits afforded by modular chemical process automation principles.

You will not only have the personal and professional satisfaction of increasing your expertise in chemical process control, but also enjoy the salary increase that comes with your advanced skill set. The median chemical engineer's salary is $112,100, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2023). Chemical and process engineers also have choice, being employed in diverse fields.

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Possible Career Fields

  • Petrochemical Industry
  • Chemical Production and Manufacturing
  • Biofuel Production
  • Biotechnology
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Waste Treatment

Get Started on Your Online Certificate.

Interested in learning more about chemical process automation and how it can help plants run more smoothly and safely? Ready to dive into advanced topics in chemical process economics? Take the next step on your journey at Michigan Tech. We are here to answer your questions and to help you succeed in your online program.