Energy and Environmental Engineering
Energy and Environmental Engineering
The central elements are processes rooted in chemical or biochemical engineering, but applied to manage energy use and to control the environmental load of production facilities. This focus area is thus largely process oriented, but concentrated on energy and environment. A large element of cross-disciplinary design and development should be present in individual study plans even though chemical and biochemical processes form the core. See examples of study plans with fall or spring start.
An energy and environmental engineering study plan should include the following general competence courses:
|28350||Process Design: Principles and Methods||10||point||Spring F3A (Tues 8-12) and Spring F3B (Fri 13-17)|
|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)|
|28530||Transport Processes||10||point||Autumn E5 (Wed 8-17)|
|42500||Innovation in Engineering||5||point||January|
|42504||Innovation in Engineering||5||point||August|
|42501||Innovation in Engineering||5||point||June|
Innovation in Engineering is mandatory for all MSc students. Either Biobusiness and Process Innovation or X-Tech Entrepreneurship must be part of an MSc Chemical and Biochemical Engineering study plan. No more general competence courses are needed to fulfill the 30 ECTS points requirement, but inclusion as an elective of course 28361 Chemical Engineering Model Analysis to support the ability to do advanced modeling of equipment and processes is recommended.
The following technological specialization courses are relevant in connection with particular chemical and biochemical engineering aspects of Energy and Environmental Engineering:
|26510||Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry||10||point||Spring F4 (Tues 13-17, Fri 8-12)|
|28244||Combustion and High Temperature Processes||5||point||Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)|
|28315||Applied Colloid and Surface Chemistry||5||point||E7 (Tues 18-22)|
|28434||Membrane Technology||5||point||Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)|
|28443||Industrial Reaction Engineering||7.5||point||Spring F4B (Fri 8-12)|
|28852||Risk Assessment in Chemical and Biochemical Industry||5||point||Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)|
|28871||Production of Biofuels||10||point||Spring F2A (Mon 13-17) and Spring F4B (Fri 8-12)|
|28872||Biorefinery||5||point||Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)|
|47301||Hydrogen energy and fuel cells||5||point||Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17)|
A study plan within the focus area Energy and Environmental Engineering should include two or three of the mainly process oriented courses 28244, 28434, 28443, and 28852. Course 28315 should also be included since it provides an understanding of physical and chemical phenomena at interfaces.The subjects of those five courses are broadly applicable in many different contexts of energy production or solution of environmental problems.
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 of additional technological specialization courses should be considered together with the choice of electives and be guided by MSc project interests.
Electives, i.e. courses not counting as general competences or technological specializations in the MSc Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, are important in order to complete an education in chemical and biochemical engineering with special focus on Energy and Environmental Engineering. An in-depth study within the focus area typically involves electives to be decided in collaboration with faculty advisors from appropriate MSc research project areas and based on area of interest.
A few examples of electives are listed below in connection with the study plan examples.
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 as long as general competence (GC) and technological specialization (TS) requirements are satisfied.
The plans are not full, but satisfy GC and TS requirements. Remaining ECTS points must be chosen by the students to have the plans add up to 120 ECTS points.
Some electives are specified as additional GC or TS courses. Further GC and TS courses may be chosen as electives.
Any DTU MSc level course may be used as elective, but there may be prerequisites outside MSc Chemical and Biochemical Engineering . The following are examples of courses relevant for energy and environmental engineering
|12109||Physico-Chemical Water Treatment Technologies||5||point||Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)|
|12110||Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Resource Recovery||5||point||Spring F5A (Wed 8-12)|
|12240||Environmental Management, innovation and Ethics||5||point||January|
|12330||Contaminated Sites||10||point||Spring F3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17)|
|12772||Life Cycle Assessment of Products and Systems||10||point||Autumn E1 (Mon 8-12, Thurs 13-17)|
|12774||Assessing health, environmental and life cycle impacts||5||point||June|
|28271||Thermal gasification and sustainability||5||point||June|
|28415||Oil and gas production||5||point||Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)|
|28515||Enhanced oil recovery and carbon dioxide storage||5||point||Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17)|
|28870||Energy and Sustainability||5||point||E7 (Tues 18-22)|
|41416||Energy systems - analysis, design and optimization||10||point||Spring F5 (Wed 8-17)|
Study plan examples - Energy and Environmental Engineering
Study plan for September start:
Study plan for February start: