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Graduate courses

Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.

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Study programme syllabus for
Associated to: TKKEF
The Study programme syllabus is adopted 2019-02-19 by Dean of Education and is valid for students starting the programme the academic year 2020/2021

Entry requirements:

General entry requirements:

Basic eligibility for advanced level


Specific entry requirements:


English proficiency:

An applicant to a programme or course with English as language of instruction must prove a sufficient level of English language proficiency. The requirement is the Swedish upper secondary school English course 6 or B, or equivalent. For information on other ways of fulfilling the English language requirement please visit Chalmers web site.


Undergraduate profile:

Major in Chemical Engineering or Bioengineering.



Mathematics (at least 30 cr.) (including Linear algebra, Multivariable analysis, Differential equations and Mathematical Statistics), Transport phenomena, Engineering thermodynamics and Chemical reaction engineering.
Preferable course experience: Process Control Engineering, Separation Process Principles

General organization:


The Innovative and Sustainable Chemical Engineering masters program aims to educate and train Masters of Engineering skilled in problem solving, building and analyzing models, within the area of Innovative and Sustainable Chemical Engineering (Innovativ och hållbar kemiteknik). The program will have particular emphasis on the increasing future importance of biorefining in chemical processes along with the growth of a bio-based economy.  It will provide the research community, society and the industrial sector with highly educated chemical engineers that meet the highest international standards. They will be experts in innovative and sustainable chemical engineering, not only familiar with existing engineering skills but also involved in the development of emerging fields.


Learning outcome:

Graduates of the program will have gained the following knowledge and competence:
  •     Comprehensive knowledge of chemical engineering subjects which are central for production processes.
  •     Competence in performing and critically analysing advanced technical modeling and simulations of chemical phenomena and processes.
  •     Competence in selecting sustainable pathways and processes for efficient utilization of biomass.
Upon completion of the program, students will have developed the following skills and abilities:
  •     An ability to design and evaluate sustainable and innovative processes and systems.
  •     An ability to plan, perform and evaluate experiments at the lab-, pilot and plant scale.
  •     Identify and formulate problems and have the ability to apply knowledge to the solving process.
  •     Collect, interpret, critically examine, analyze and evaluate technical information.
  •     Present results and information both in writing and verbally.
  •     Identify, develop and evaluate innovative and sustainable production and product concepts

Students will have developed the following evaluation abilities and approaches:

  •     Understand and analyse the connections between society, technology, the environment and economics.
  •     Cultivate professional attributes, such as a willingness to make qualified estimations and assumptions and a readiness to face open-ended problems and uncertain data.
  •     An awareness and ability to evaluate the ethical consequences of their work.
  •     Work in an international environment and be culturally awareness.


Extent: 120.0 c



The final part of the program involves a thesis project which can be 30 or 60 credits. It can be performed at Chalmers, other international universities or in industry. The student's research project shall be within a specialized field of the master program.



Courses valid the academic year 2020/2021:

See study programme


Accredited to the following programmes the accademic year 2020/2021:

Degree of Master of Science in Engineering

 Degree requirements:
  Degree of master of science (120 credits):
Passed courses comprising 120 credits
Passed advanced level courses (including degree project) comprising at least 90 credits
Degree project 30 credits
Advanced level courses passed at Chalmers comprising at least 45 credits
Courses (including degree project) within a major main subject 60 credits
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme
The prior award of a Bachelors degree, Bachelors degree in fine arts, professional or vocational qualification of at least 180 credits or a corresponding qualification from abroad.

See also the Local Qualifications Framework - first and second cycle qualifications

Title of degree:

Master of Science (120 credits). The name of the Master's programme and the major subject Chemical Engineering are stated in the degree certificate. Specializations and tracks are not stated.


Major subject:

Chemical Engineering

Other information:

Program Structure:

The program includes four compulsory courses including; Biorefinery (KBT145), Design and analysis of experiments (KBT120), Industrial Energy Systems (KVM013) and Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering (KBT115). For students lacking a course in the area of Sustainability or Chemical Environmental Science from their bachelor studies, the course Global chemical sustainability (KBT140) is also compulsory.

In addition to the compulsory courses students are required to complete a minimum of 4 of 7 compulsory-elective courses. These courses, together with the compulsory courses, form the core of the program and are selected to give advanced knowledge in chemical engineering as well as an insightful base in sustainability that is the constraint for all engineering work. They cover the fundamentals of sustainable technology, production of renewable raw materials and efficient use of energy. Design and simulation of equipment and processes are also covered in the compulsory and compulsory-elective courses.

The program contains three profile tracks including; Modeling and Design, Pulp and Paper and Sustainable Development. Students in the program will obtain at least a basic knowledge in each of these aspects of the program, but will have the opportunity to specialize in one or more of these areas, depending on their choice of compulsory-elective and elective courses. In most courses, the students will work in groups with open ended complex real life problems i.e. solutions must be found to problems with incomplete and uncertain data. Students will have opportunities to try alternative solutions and evaluate their ideas in comparison with existing industrial solutions. Within courses, adjunct professors and invited guest lecturers from industry regularly present their view on product and process development.

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