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Innovative and Sustainable Chemical Engineering

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    Full time available

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  • Course Duration

    2 years

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Course content

In response to the necessary transition to a sustainable society and heightened global competition, modern chemical processes need to be energy- and material efficient, compact, flexible, less toxic, safe, environmentally benign and conducive to the rapid commercialisation of new products.

This programme provides you with advanced knowledge and the skills necessary to improve and develop innovative processes that are environmentally sustainable as well as technically and economically sound.
Programme descriptionDeveloping the processes that convert commodities into finished products, decreasing the use of scarce natural resources and fossil fuels and replacing them with renewable alternatives, turning waste into new products, minimizing emissions and developing the next generation of exhaust after-treatment and renewable fuels. These are some examples of where Chemical engineers play a central role in developing the processes and products needed for the transition to a sustainable society.
The courses cover the basis of sustainable technology, the production of renewable materials and the efficient use of energy. More in-depth knowledge is obtained through three profile tracks within the programme: Sustainable development, Modelling and Design and Pulp and paper. Biorefinery, CFD- Computational Fluid Dynamics and Process Analytical Technology are examples of courses focusing on emerging fields for Chemical Engineers.

After the programme you will have
Comprehensive knowledge of chemical engineering subjects central to the production of materials and energy.
The ability to design and evaluate sustainable and innovative processes and systems.
The ability to plan, perform and evaluate experiments on the lab, pilot and plant scale.
Competence in performing and critically analysing advanced technical modelling and simulations of chemical phenomena and processes.
Develop new sustainable chemical products and processes
Identify environmental and sustainability limitations of processes
Develop processes for producing chemicals and energy from renewable materials
Educational methodsIn most courses, you will work in groups with open-ended, complex, real-life and case scenario problems i.e. solutions must be found for problems with incomplete and uncertain data. Students have many opportunities to try alternative solutions and evaluate their ideas in comparison to existing industrial solutions. Also, adjunct professors and guest lecturers from industry present their views on product and process development.

As a student you are trained to:

Identify and formulate problems and to apply knowledge to the problem-solving process.
Collect, interpret, critically examine, analyse and evaluate technical information.
Understand and analyse the connections between society, technology, the environment and economics.
Present results and information both in writing and verbally.
Have a “fearless” attitude and embrace new challenges.
Cultivate professional attributes, such as a willingness to make qualified estimations and assumptions and a readiness to face open-ended problems and uncertain data.
Work in an international environment and be culturally aware.




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