Numerical Simulation for Chemical Engineers

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Numerical Simulation for Chemical Engineers

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Chemical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    1 - 2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course aims to develop computer arithmetic, application of similarity transforms to reaction-diffusion and rate based mass transfer; data fitting by linear least squares regression; application of non-linear equations techniques in mass and energy balances (VLE); application of ODE solvers, BVP solvers and the method of lines in reaction and mass transfer systems described by ODEs and PDEs; stiffness ratio; non-linear least squares estimation of model parameters with variance; formulate objective functions and minimisation/maximisation of process operating models and embedded systems

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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