Chemical Engineering

Major in Finnish: Prosessitekniikka

Code: CHEM3027
Extent: 60 cr + 4-5 cr
Professor in charge: Ville Alopaeus

The Chemical Engineering major is based on a multi-scale perspective to underlying physical and chemical phenomena in chemical processes. It starts with molecular level origins of relevant phenomena, explains how processing unit level models and design practices emerge from them, and further considers integrated chemical plants and ultimately societal level effects. The emphasis is to educate engineers with a deep perspective on how natural sciences are applied with best engineering practices in Chemical Process Industries. The graduates of this major are capable of acting as chemical processing experts in various industries, are capable of evaluating designs and designing feasible and sustainable chemical processes with the help of modern tools.

Learning outcomes

Core scientific and engineering knowledge:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of transport phenomena (heat, mass and momentum transfer) in single and multiphase systems, and general knowledge of their molecular origin. Knowledge of mutual interactions of the relevant transport phenomena in chemical processes, and how processes should be designed to ensure desired fluid flow.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of chemical kinetics and catalysis in various fields related to chemical process industries, such as in oil refining and petrochemicals, polymer reaction technology and biomaterial conversions. A general knowledge in the related fields, such as biocatalysis and metals production.
  • Knowledge about applied thermodynamics, phase equilibrium and physical property calculations, and their relation to conversion and separation process design.
  • Understand process dynamics, automation and control, and their connection to process design and integration.
  • Understand societal, economical, and environmental effects of process and plant design decisions and responsibilities related to Chemical Engineering discipline.

Core scientific and engineering skills (the students should be able to apply knowledge in these):

  • Study experimentally reactor and separation process performance, operate them safely and in a controlled manner, gather and analyze data and evaluate process unit performance. Understand connection between various processing steps from a chemical production point of view.
  • Model, analyze, design, and optimize chemical processes with the help of modern tools.
  • Act as a chemical engineering expert in multidisciplinary groups of experts designing economically feasible, safe and environmentally friendly chemical plants.

 

Content and structure

For the major (60 ECTS + 4-5 ECTS credits) the students have to take common and compulsory studies 4-5 cr + 45 cr and select three (3) specialization courses 15 cr.

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Figure 4. Structure of Chemical engineering major

Table 7. Common compulsory courses (5 cr)

Code

Name

Credits

Period/year

CHEM-E0100

Academic Learning Community

4-5

I-V / 1st

 

Table 8. Compulsory courses (45 cr)

Code

Name

Credits

Period/year

CHEM-E7100

Engineering Thermodynamics, Separation Processes, part I

5

I / 1st

CHEM-E7110

Engineering Thermodynamics, Separation Processes, part II

5

II / 1st

CHEM-E7120

Laboratory Project in Chemical Engineering

5

I-II / 1st

CHEM-E7130

Process Modeling

5

II / 1st

CHEM-E7140

Process Automation

5

I / 1st

CHEM-E7150

Reaction Engineering

5

III / 1st

CHEM-E7160

Fluid Flow in Process Units

5

IV-V / 1st

CHEM-E7200

Design Project in Chemical Engineering 

10

I-II or III-V / 2nd

 

Table 9. Specialization courses (choose three courses, total 15 cr)

Code

Name

Credits

Period/year

CHEM-E7105

Process Development

5

I-II / 1st or 2nd

CHEM-E7115

Experimental Assignment in Chemical Engineering

5

I – II or III – V
/ 1st or 2nd

CHEM-E7135

Reactor Design

5

I-II / 2nd

CHEM-E7165

Advanced Process Control Methods

5

IV / 1st or 2nd

CHEM-E7155

Production Planning and Control

5

III / 1st or 2nd

CHEM-E7205

Process Automation and Information Systems: Applications

5

III-IV/1st

CHEM-E1130

Catalysis

5

III-IV / 1st

CHEM-E2145

Polymer Reaction Engineering

5

III-V / 1st

 Note! Course CHEM-E7135 Reactor Design will be organized for the first time in academic year 2017-2018.

 

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