Chemical and Biochemical Process Technology
The focus area on process technology within chemical and biochemical engineering is a direction students with interest in design, modeling operation and analysis of process equipment and production system can choose to specialize in. It naturally includes 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.
For focus areas such as chemical and biochemical process technology there are no other mandatory requirements besides what has been listed under curriculum of the chemical and biochemical engineering MSc education in general. In the following advice regarding selection of course among the programme specific courses and elective are given to highlight how such as profile can be obtained. The suggestions include courses with both classical chemical engineering or biomanufacturing focus. Hence it is possible to study processing technology focused in either direction or jointly.
The following program specific courses are highly recommended for a study plan for students with interest in chemical and biochemical process technology:
|26620||Chemistry and Innovation||5||point||June|
|28485||Biobusiness and Process Innovation||5||point||Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)|
|28350||Process Design: Principles and Methods||10||point||Spring F3A (Tues 8-12) and Spring F3B (Fri 13-17)|
|28420||Separation Processes||7.5||point||Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)|
|28434||Membrane Technology||5||point||Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)|
|28443||Industrial Reaction Engineering||7.5||point||Spring F4B (Fri 8-12)|
|28345||Industrial BioReaction Engineering||5||point||Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)|
|28530||Transport Processes||10||point||Autumn E5 (Wed 8-17)|
The following program specific courses also contribute to build strong competences in chemical and biochemical process technology:
|12109||Physico-Chemical Water Treatment Technologies||5||point||Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)|
|23521||Hygienic design in the food industry||5||point||Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|27246||Applied enzyme technology and kinetics||5||point||E7 (Tues 18-22)|
|28233||Recovery and purification of biological products||5||point||Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17)|
|28242||Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis||5||point||Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)|
|28244||Combustion and High Temperature Processes||5||point||Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)|
|28346||Advanced fermentation technology practicum||5||point||June|
|28361||Chemical engineering model analysis||7.5||point||Spring F5B (Wed 13-17)|
|28423||Phase Equilibria for non-ideal mixtures||5||point||Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)|
|28451||Optimising Plantwide Control||7.5||point||Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)|
|28455||Process adaptation in Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing||5||point||Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|28831||Computational Fluid Dynamics in Chemical Engineering||5||point||January|
|28845||Chemical Reaction Engineering Laboratory||5||point||January|
|28852||Risk Assessment in Chemical and Biochemical Industry||5||point||Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)|
|28857||Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and quality in pharmaceutical, biotech and food industry - Practical version||7.5||point||Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17) and Autumn E3B (Fri 13-17)|
|28855||Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and quality in pharmaceutical, biotech and food industry - Theoretical version||5||point||Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17)|
|28871||Production of Biofuels||10||point||Spring F2A (Mon 13-17) and Spring F4B (Fri 8-12)|
|47334||Carbon capture, utilization and storage||5||point||Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)|
Electives, i.e., courses not counting as the polytechnic foundation or programme specific courses in 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 programme specific 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.
A few examples of electives are listed below in connection with the study plan examples.
|02421||Stochastic Adaptive Control||5||point||Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)|
|02619||Model Predictive Control||5||point||Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|28271||Thermal gasification and sustainability||5||point||June|
|28515||Enhanced oil recovery and carbon dioxide storage||5||point||Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17)|
|28850||Pharmaceutical Process Development||5||point||Spring F5A (Wed 8-12)|
|47301||Hydrogen energy and fuel cells||5||point||Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17)|
Examples of study plans
Two examples are shown: one for students beginning their MSc study in September, and one for students beginning their MSc study in February.
The study plans are examples only. Students are free to exchange the shown courses with other courses if the general requirements for the curriculum in chemical and biochemical engineering is satisfied. The proposed plans fulfil requirements of the curriculum in terms of the polytechnic foundation, programme specific coursed and thesis but do not fill all 120 ECTS. A few programme specific courses in excess of the required 55 ECTS are here included and these will count as electives.
Study plan examples - Chemical and Biochemical Process Technology
Study plan for September start:
Study plan for February start: