Extent: 20–25 cr
Please check the minimum scope of the minor from your own programme.
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. In those cases, major students (Chemical and Process Engineering) have priority.
Prerequisites: While making your study plan, you should verify that you have the prerequisites needed for the courses.
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.
Core scientific and engineering knowledge (emphasis of these depends on the student’s interests and course selections):
- Knowledge of transport phenomena (heat, mass and momentum transfer) and unit operations in chemical processing.
- Knowledge of chemical reaction kinetics and catalysis in various fields related to chemical process industries.
- Knowledge about applied thermodynamics, phase equilibrium and physical property calculations, and their relation to conversion and separation process design.
- 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 15–20 cr from Chemical and Process Engineering major's compulsory courses (NB! Not CHEM-E7170 Design project part A, CHEM-E7180 Design project part B or CHEM-E7120 Laboratory Project in Chemical Engineering). Additionally, the students need to select specialisation studies of 0–10 cr. Please check the list below.
Structure of the minor
|Choose 15-20 cr.|
Engineering Thermodynamics, Separation Processes, part I D
|Process Dynamics and Control D||5||II|
Choose so many courses from the list below that the minor will be at least 20 cr.
Engineering Thermodynamics, Separation Processes, part II D
Experimental Assignments in Chemical Engineering
|I–II or III–V|
|Production Planning and Optimization||5||I|
Fluid Flow in Process Units
|Advanced Process Control D||5||III|
Polymer Reaction Engineering D