Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry

 

There is an increasing demand for expertise in the area of advanced materials in general, and in catalysts and sustainable technologies in particular.

MSc graduates from this study line will be competent in the synthesis, characterization and application of catalysts for environmental processes, fine chemicals, energy conversion and fuel cells in addition to chemistry, biochemistry and catalysis at nano-scale.

The programme will deal with theoretical aspects of catalysis, including reaction kinetics and reaction mechanisms. Theoretical and practical insight into the construction and performance of research test rigs and industrial reaction engineering are also important components of the programme.

Understanding the relation between the structure and properties of advanced materials and catalysts is essential in this study line. Therefore, the candidates will be acquainted with methods of investigation in surface studies alongside spectroscopic and X-ray characterization of molecular species and the structures of solids.

Programme Provisions

To complete the study line in Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry, the students must fulfil the following requirements:
  • Have passed General Competence Courses adding up to at least 30 ECTS points.
  • Have passed Technological Specialization Courses adding up to at least 30 ECTS points.
  • Have performed a Master Thesis of at least 30 ECTS within Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry.
  • Have passed a sufficient number of Elective Courses to bring the total number of ECTS points of the entire study to 120 points.

Study line coordinator

Study line Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry

General Competence Courses
Mandatory:

All students should take one of the following three courses. (the course content of the three courses are identical, but the course are places in different 3-week periods).

42501 Innovation in Engineering 5 point June
or
42504 Innovation in Engineering 5 point August
or
42500 Innovation in Engineering 5 point January

Students with advanced innovation competences may take one of the following courses as an alternative to 42500/42501/42504

42505 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams 5 point August
or
42503 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary teams 5 point June
or
42502 Facilitating Innovation in Multidisciplinary Teams 5 point January

In addition the 5 points achieved in the above courses, all students need to obtain 5 points in other innovation courses. The student can choose between the following courses.

Only 5 points from these courses count as general competences and extra point obtained will count as technological specialization.

26620 Chemistry and Innovation 5 point June
28310 Chemical and Biochemical Product Design 10 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17) and January
28485 Biobusiness and Process Innovation 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)
38103 X-Tech Entrepreneurship 10 point Spring F3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17), Autumn E3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17)

Choose at least 20 points among the following courses:

26231 Physical Chemistry 3 5 point Spring F5B (Wed 13-17)
26317 Instrumental chemical analysis 5 point Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)
26422 Biomolecular Chemistry 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
26433 Organic Chemistry 3 5 point Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
28212 Polymer Chemistry 5 point Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)
28315 Applied Colloid and Surface Chemistry 5 point E7 (Tues 18-22)
47339 Solid state and structural chemistry 5 point Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)
or
26134 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry 3) 5 point Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12)

Technological Specialization Courses

If the total General Competence Courses passed exceed 30 ECTS points, the surplus courses may be used in fulfilling the requirement for Technological Specialization Courses.

The following courses are mandatory to fullfill the requitements for the studyline:

26510 Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry 10 point Spring F4 (Tues 13-17, Fri 8-12)
28242 Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis 5 point Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)

Choose at least 15 points among the following courses:

26130 Spectroscopic methods 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)
26438 NMR Spectroscopy 5 point Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)
28315 Applied Colloid and Surface Chemistry 5 point E7 (Tues 18-22)
28443 Industrial Reaction Engineering 7.5 point Spring F4B (Fri 8-12)
28530 Transport Processes 10 point Autumn E5 (Wed 8-17)
47301 Hydrogen energy and fuel cells 5 point Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17)
47304 Ceramic science and engineering 10 point Spring F2 (Mon 13-17, Thurs 8-12)
47333 Electron microscopy for materials science 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
47336 Applications of X-ray and neutron scattering in biology, chemistry and physics 5 point August

Elective Courses

The following are proposals for the studyline

02450 Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Mining 5 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17), Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
10302 Electronic Structure Methods in Material Physics, Chemistry and Biology 10 point Spring F5 (Wed 8-17)
10304 Experimental Surface Physics 10 point Spring F3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17)
26127 Experimental Inorganic Chemistry 5 point January
26236 Advanced Physical Chemistry 5 point Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)
26255 Molecular dynamics and machine learning 5 point Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12)
26261 Quantum Chemistry 5 point Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
26290 Chemistry at the Nanoscale 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)
26433 Organic Chemistry 3 5 point Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
28316 Laboratory Course in Colloid and Surface Chemistry 5 point January

AC_Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry_skema

Spring start - proposed study plan

General competences
Technological specialization
Thesis
Electives
1.Semester
26231
Physical Chemistry 3
5 point
26317
Instrumental chemical analysis
5 point
26510
Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry
10 point
Electives
Elective
5 point
42500
Innovation in Engineering
5 point
2.Semester
26433
Organic Chemistry 3
5 point
26438
NMR Spectroscopy
5 point
28242
Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis
5 point
28315
Applied Colloid and Surface Chemistry
5 point
28310
Chemical and Biochemical Product Design
10 point
3.Semester
28212
Polymer Chemistry
5 point
28443
Industrial Reaction Engineering
7.5 point
28530
Transport Processes
10 point
specialkurser
Project course
7.5 point
4.Semester
Thesis
Master's thesis
30 point

Autumn start - proposed study plan

General competences
Technological specialization
Thesis
Electives
1.Semester
26433
Organic Chemistry 3
5 point
28242
Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis
5 point
26130
Spectroscopic methods
5 point
28315
Applied Colloid and Surface Chemistry
5 point
28213
Polymer Technology
5 point
28316
Laboratory Course in Colloid and Surface... Laboratory Course in Colloid and Surface Chemistry
5 point
2.Semester
26231
Physical Chemistry 3
5 point
26317
Instrumental chemical analysis
5 point
26510
Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry
10 point
Electives
Elective
5 point
42501
Innovation in Engineering
5 point
3.Semester
47339
Solid state and structural chemistry
5 point
26438
NMR Spectroscopy
5 point
28530
Transport Processes
10 point
28310
Chemical and Biochemical Product Design
10 point
4.Semester
Thesis
Master's thesis
30 point