Agile Process Systems Engineering Education: What to Teach, and How to Teach

Daniel R. Lewin*, Emilia M. Kondili, Ian T. Cameron, Grégoire Léonard, Seyed Soheil Mansouri, Fernando G. Martins, Luis Ricardez-Sandoval, Hirokazu Sugiyama, Edwin Zondervan

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This paper investigates the current and future trends in the teaching of Process Systems Engineering (PSE) topics, addressing what should be taught and how these topics should be taught effectively in a classroom setting. It addresses which key PSE topics should constitute the core requirement of chemical engineering education and which application areas should be included. We surveyed existing courses on novel aspects of PSE applications, as well as polling PSE stakeholders to ascertain their opinion of what is taught and the degree to which graduates skills match their expectations. Existing gaps and interesting prospects have been revealed by the surveys leading to suggestions for the future. The second part of the contribution addresses how best the PSE content should be taught, so that our graduates are equipped to effectively apply their knowledge, given the availability of teaching technologies and the time available to effectively educate our students.
Original languageEnglish
Article number108134
JournalComputers & Chemical Engineering
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • PSE education
  • Curriculum
  • Active learning


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