In response to the necessary transition to a sustainable society and heightened global competition, modern chemical processes need to be energy- and material efficient, compact, flexible, less toxic, safe, environmentally benign and conducive to the rapid commercialisation of new products.
Developing the processes that convert commodities into finished products, decreasing the use of scarce natural resources and fossil fuels and replacing them with renewable alternatives, turning waste into new products, minimizing emissions and developing the next generation of exhaust after-treatment and renewable fuels. These are some examples of where Chemical engineers play a central role in developing the processes and products needed for the transition to a sustainable society. This Innovative and Sustainable Chemical Engineering programme is offered at the Chalmers University of Technology.
The courses cover the basis of sustainable technology, the production of renewable materials and the efficient use of energy. More in-depth knowledge is obtained through three profile tracks within the programme: Sustainable development, Modelling and Design and Pulp and paper. Biorefinery, CFD- Computational Fluid Dynamics and Process Analytical Technology are examples of courses focusing on emerging fields for Chemical Engineers.
After the programme you will have
- Comprehensive knowledge of chemical engineering subjects central to the production of materials and energy. The ability to design and evaluate sustainable and innovative processes and systems.
- The ability to plan, perform and evaluate experiments on the lab, pilot and plant scale.
- Competence in performing and critically analysing advanced technical modelling and simulations of chemical phenomena and processes.
- Develop new sustainable chemical products and processes
- Identify environmental and sustainability limitations of processes
- Develop processes for producing chemicals and energy from renewable materials
Many traditional industrial sectors recruit students who graduate from this programme; some examples include pulp and paper, petrochemical, food and biotechnology, pharmaceutical, energy and consultancy companies. Many new areas have emerged in the grey area between chemical engineering and other fields of engineering and science, and graduates of Innovative and Sustainable Chemical Engineering have many new and exciting career opportunities in a wide range of fields.
Following graduation, students are qualified to work within research and the development of innovative and sustainable products and processes, production and process technology and advanced technical support. In general, they work as project managers or experts on teams to develop new products and processes or as process engineers responsible for operating large processes.
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- Advanced chemical reaction engineering
- Design and analysis of experiments
- Cellulose technology
- Global chemical sustainability
- Preliminary plant design, Project
- Preliminary plant design, Examination
- Nuclear chemistry I, Laboratory
- Nuclear chemistry I, Examination
- Ecology for engineers
- Food chemistry, Examination
- Combustion Modeling
- Project management, Examination
- Waste management, Examination
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
DisciplinesChemical Engineering Sustainable Development Innovation Management View 43 other Masters in Sustainable Development in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Specific entry requirements
- Bachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with a Major in Chemical Engineering or Bio Engineering.
- Prerequisites: Mathematics (including Linear algebra, Multivariable analysis and Differential equations), Transport phenomena, Engineering thermodynamics and Process control engineering or Chemical reaction engineering.
- English Language Proficiency
The most common and important scores that are accepted are
- IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
- TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
- TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)
International14551 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14551 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
- 140 000 SEK/ academic year
Scholarships are a great source of funding for Master's students who are liable to pay tuition fees. Chalmers University of Technology offers numerous scholarship opportunities. Some of these are administered by the university itself and others by external institutions.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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