Transport Phenomena, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
3 months
278 USD/full
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Transport Phenomena Certificate in collaboration with Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) - DelftX.

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The transport of mass, momentum and energy are key aspects of nature and in our daily life. These phenomena are therefore the cornerstone of almost all (if not all) process industries, from traditional mechanical and chemical engineering through state-of-the-art or future energy industries such as semiconductor production or wind-turbine manufacture. Anyone embarking on a career in these industries, will have to be adept at:

  • recognizing the fundamental elements in existing industry processes
  • analyzing these processes in a mathematical way
  • improving these processes by redesigning them

This program offers the chance for the participant to understand the fundamental transport processes, learn how to model these processes and apply the knowledge gained from this modeling to new examples/cases.

The program starts by demonstrating the role of balance equations in capturing a dynamic transport process. Subsequently, macro-scale processes are analyzed and modeled using the balance equations. Examples are drawn from mass transport, heat transfer and momentum transfer. Following this, a new type of balance equation, called micro-balance, is introduced to cover the most fundamental laws of transport phenomena. 

The Transport Phenomena Professional Certificate in collaboration with Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) - DelftX will also include many case studies of applications of these methods in various industries, including a heat exchanger in chemical process industry, and, dissolution time of a tablet in water from the pharmaceutical industry.

Job Outlook

  • All process engineering jobs in mechanical, chemical, and metallurgical engineering essentially require an understanding of fundamental transport phenomena.
  • Renewable resources industries, which are flourishing in most parts of the world, require impeccable knowledge of transport processes.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Basics of Transport Phenomena
  • Advanced Transport Phenomena

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 months
    • 7 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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    278 USD/full
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