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Creativity for Chemical Engineers

Creativity for Chemical Engineers


£235.00 price excludes VAT


Creativity is at the heart of engineering, and is essential for developing innovative products, processes, and solutions to complex problems. Developing creative skills gives individuals and their organisations competitive advantage.

This course will introduce you to the approaches and tools for creative thinking in engineering. It covers the importance of having a systematic approach, rigorous problem definition, generating new ideas, and selecting and implementing the most appropriate idea or solution. Factors that enhance and inhibit the creative process are also covered. The course will be tailored to delegates from the chemical and process industries.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will understand:

  • the role of creative thinking within the context of chemical engineering
  • the importance of environment and team dynamics in creative problem solving
  • how to apply criteria to help define the real problem
  • a range of creative processes for identifying solutions to the real problem
  • the process of implementing a solution effectively
  • how to sell your ideas to others
  • how the brain works.

Who will benefit

Junior engineers who want to gain the skills and experience required for chartered status. Senior engineers who want to release the creative potential of their extensive engineering experience.

What do you get?

  • Downloads of all modules 
  • Most modules have a FAQ section at the end 
  • Digital copies of slides and supporting materials (PDF) 
  • E-certificate of attendance, including hours allocation for CPD purposes (on request)

Course Outline

Module 1:

  • Creativity and engineering
  • Conditions and factors for creativity
  • Creative systems
  • Types of problem
  • FAQs

Module 2:

  • The importance of problem definition
  • Critical thinking
  • Present state/desired state
  • Statement/restatement
  • FAQs

Module 3:

  • Brainstorming
  • Lateral thinking
  • Organising and assessing ideas
  • Selling your ideas to others
  • FAQs
Module 4: 
  • An insight into how the brain works
  • Creativity enhancers and inhibitors
  • Team creativity
  • FAQs

Multiple-user fee

If you have several people you want to train, take a look at our multiple user option – allowing you to purchase the course for up to 10 individual users at a significantly reduced price of £1055+ VAT.

Train your team  

This course can be delivered to corporate teams, either on-site or online. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements, and this could be a cost-effective option if you have several people requiring the training. Request a quotation 

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