Chemical Engineering for Energy and Environment at KTH
Students on the programme will gain advanced knowledge and skills in chemical engineering and obtain modern tools to analyse various processes. These processes can be anything from the production of biofuels and energy storage to the purification of drinking water and exhaust gases. Students will acquire competence through the whole chain, from raw materials to product. The analyses of the processes often include aspects of chemicals, heat, electricity and environment.
Year one and the first term of the second year consist of conditionally elective and recommended courses, allowing students to design their education to meet personal and professional goals. The remainder of year two consists of a compulsory project course in process design for industry and society. During the last term of the programme, a degree project is carried out either in industry, at a KTH department, or at another university or research institute around the world.
Complementary skills such as problem-solving and team work are emphasised on many of the courses, as is written and oral communication. The courses are, therefore, to a large degree based on seminars and project assignments as a complement to traditional lectures. A majority of the courses include laboratory work in the research labs. The education is closely linked to the research conducted at the School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH in general, and the Department of Chemical Engineering in particular. The programme also has close links to Swedish industry, especially the motor vehicle industry through Scania and Volvo, and the utility industry through Fortum och Vattenfall. The programme provides an excellent basis for activities in countries outside Sweden, as most of the teachers have close contacts with foreign universities and companies. There are good opportunities to study parts of the programme abroad through student exchange with other prominent universities in the field of chemical engineering or degree project abroad.
This is a two year programme (120 ECTS credits) given in English. Graduates are awarded the degree of Master of Science. The programme is given mainly at KTH Campus in Stockholm by the School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (at KTH).
Specific requirements for the master’s programme in Chemical Engineering for Energy and the Environment
A Bachelor’s degree, corresponding to 180 ECTS credits, in Chemistry or closely related subject including courses in:
- Chemistry and Chemical engineering or closely related subject corresponding to at least 75 ECTS credits, of which at least 22,5 ECTS credits in Chemical engineering.
- Mathematics corresponding to at least 20 ECTS credits.
- Numerical analysis/Computer science corresponding to at least 9 ECTS credits.
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