Call for Plant Design clients

Would you like to engage with the next generation of U of T chemical engineering talent? Are you interested in talent recruitment opportunities at the university? Or perhaps you would like to understand the student view of the Plant Design?

Our fourth-year Plant Design course, aka ChemE Capstone (CHE430), runs from September to December 2023. Our students work in five-member teams on a project proposed by a client from industry. During 13 weeks of a fast-paced design course, our students invest up to 1,000 hours per team working on realistic, client-generated, open-ended problems coming from variety of industries. Our CHE430 course website has a list of all the projects (71) going back to 2019.

Plant Design clients play a pivotal role as project originators and subject matter experts. Their time commitment is limited to a few hours per month. Clients bear no financial obligations. In the end clients receive a copy of final project report, as well as a copy of the final student presentation. The Plant Design teaching team is responsible for mentoring the students, checking their weekly progress, and for all interim and final student marks. Clients are not expected to do any marking.

If you would like to receive a Plant Design Client Role Description document please contact our Plant Design Industry Coordinator, Dr. Marko Saban, at: We’d love to answer any questions you might have about ChemE Plant Design 2023.