Chemical and Biochemical Process Technology

A strong emphasis on the mathematical description of process systems and their components, based on fundamental knowledge of natural sciences, biotechnology and chemical engineering, provides a synthesis of chemical and biochemical aspects of processing. Through course choices focused curricula of e.g. reaction engineering, process control or bioprocess technology may be constructed. See examples of study plans with fall or spring start.

The following general competence courses should be part of a process technology curriculum:

28350

Process Design: Principles and Methods

10

points

28530

Transport Processes

10

points

42490 

Technology, management, organisation and Business models (TEMO)

10 

points

Course 42490 TEMO may be changed to 28480 Biobusiness and Process Innovation. Course 28361 Chemical Engineering Model Analysis as elective supports the ability to do advanced modelling for equipment and process development. 

The following technological specialization courses constitute the core of process technology oriented courses:

28233

Recovery and purification of biological products

5

points

28345

Bio-reaction engineering

5

points

28420

Separation Processes

7.5

points

28443

Industrial Reaction Engineering

7.5

points

28451

Optimising Plantwide Control

7.5

points

A study plan within the focus area Chemical and Biochemical Process Technology should include at least three and preferably four of these courses.

The requirement of 30 ECTS points technological specialization courses may be satisfied through a free choice among all the program's technological specialization courses. The choice should be guided by MSc project interests. Supplementary technological specialization courses with process technology oriented content are:

23521

Hygienic Design of Processing Equipment

5 points

28242

Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis

5

points

28423 

Phase Equilibria for Separation Processes

5

points

28434 

Membrane Technology

5

points

28845 

Chemical Reaction Engineering Laboratory

5

points

28852 

Risk Assessment in Chemical and Biochemical Industry 

10 

points

28872

Biorefinery

5

points


Electives
, i.e. courses not counting as general competences or technological specializations in the MSc Chemical and Biochemical Engineering allow a study plan within Chemical and Biochemical Process Technology to be broadened in scope. This can be done either by choosing additional technological specialization courses with product, energy or environment engineering content, or by choosing courses giving a deeper insight in advanced mathematics, chemistry, physics, management, and adjoining technological areas. Examples of electives are given in relation to the two other focus areas and in addition some generally applicable electives are shown at the end. The examples only of electives show the range and variety of relevant courses available among DTU's courses of MSc type.