Imperial College London

Professor Nina F. Thornhill

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Professor of Process Automation



+44 (0)20 7594 6622n.thornhill Website




ACEX 517ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus




Introduction to MATLAB - CE1-03-4


This course introduces the software application Matlab as an environment for technical computation. It seeks to introduce students to the key features of the software, to general and transferable computational principles, to the Matlab programming language in particular and to applications in Mathematics and Engineering.


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Final Year Plant Design Project - CE4-01-2


The Design Project has the objective of giving students experience of advanced design practice by carrying out a complex design task in as realistic a way as possible. The desired learning outcomes include producing a comprehensive design in response to an open-ended brief, while working in a large team, under realistic time pressure and on the basis of limited information.

The main aims of the Design Project are to help students:

develop skills in complex design problem-solving including technical, safety, environmental and economic aspects

develop skills in the effective management of work and decision making in large groups

develop skills in the presentation (oral and written) of complex techno-economic results