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Chemical and Process Engineering

Code: CHEMXXXX

Extent: 20–25 cr

Language: English

Professor in charge: Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen

Target group: Master's students

Application procedure: Open for all students of Aalto University.

Quotas and restrictions: Please note, that in some courses the number of participants can be limited. Then major students (Chemical and Process Engineering) have the priority.

Prerequisites: While making your studyplan, you should verify that you have the prerequisites needed for the courses.

Objectives

Chemical Engineering 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 minor are capable of being active members in a team of chemical processing experts, supporting the team with their own competence, and actively communicating with other process technology experts.

Learning outcomes

Core scientific and engineering knowledge (emphasis of these depends on the student’s interests and course selections):

  1. Knowledge of transport phenomena (heat, mass and momentum transfer) and their applications in chemical processing units.
  2. Knowledge of chemical kinetics and catalysis in various fields related to chemical process industries.
  3. Knowledge about applied thermodynamics, phase equilibrium and physical property calculations, and their relation to conversion and separation process design.
  4. Understand process dynamics, automation and control, and their connection to process design and integration.

Content and structure of the minor

For the minor (20–25 credits) the students have to take compulsory studies 15–25 cr (from Chemical Engineering major's compulsary courses. NB! Not CHEM-E7200 Design project or CHEM-E7120 Lab project). Additionally the student needs to select specialisation studies of 0–10 cr. Please check the list below.

Structure of the minor

Code

Name

Credits

Mandatory courses

15–25

CHEM-E7100

Engineering Thermodynamics, Separation Processes, part I

5

CHEM-E7110

Engineering Thermodynamics, Separation Processes, part II

5

CHEM-E7130

Process Modeling

5

CHEM-E7140

Process Automation

5

CHEM-E7150

Reaction Engineering

5

CHEM-E7160

Fluid Flow in Process Units

5

Elective courses

0–10

Choose so many courses below that the Minor will be at least 20 cr

CHEM-E7105

Process Development

5

CHEM-E7115

Experimental Assignment in Chemical Engineering

5

CHEM-E7135

Reactor Design

5

CHEM-E7165

Advanced Process Control Methods

5

CHEM-E7155

Production Planning and Control

5

CHEM-E1130

Catalysis

5

CHEM-E2145

Polymer Reaction Engineering

5

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