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 Chemical Engineering for Energy and the Environment programme at KTH Royal Institute of Technology , a degree project is carried out either in industry, at a KTH department, or at another university or research institute around the world.
The job market for engineers graduating from the programme is broad and international. Advanced skills in chemical engineering combined with an environmental focus provide an excellent basis for various careers in industry, government agencies and academia.
Chemical engineers with a specialisation in energy and the environment are very attractive for many different branches of industry, such as suppliers of energy and chemicals, the pulp and paper industry, the vehicle industry and in companies specialising in environmental issues such as the recycling of materials.
Programme graduates can be found in traditional Swedish industry, in small start-up companies, consultant companies, governmental institutions, research institutes and universities.
Examples of companies that employ chemical engineers from KTH are energy-related companies such as Fortum, Stockholm Exergi and Vattenfall, companies in the pulp and paper industry, e.g. Holmen and Stora Enso and research institutes like RISE and IVL, chemical production companies like Akzo Nobel and Nynäs and car and truck manufacturing companies like Scania (buses and trucks), Volvo AB (buses, trucks and construction machines) and Volvo Cars (cars).
A lot of graduates also continue their academic career with doctoral level studies. The need for engineers with the competence offered by the programme will continue to be great in the future.
Programme StructureTopics covered:
- Separation processes
- Transport phenomena
- Environmental catalysis
- Exhaust gas cleaning
- Energy conversion and systems analysis of energy and resource systems
- Sustainability issues related to energy conversion
- Chemical production and resource recovery
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
More informationGo to the programme website
DisciplinesChemical Engineering Energy & Power Engineering Environmental Sciences View 24 other Masters in Energy & Power Engineering in Sweden
Programme specific admission requirements
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.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of motivation
- Letter of recommendation
International14500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 29000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
- Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The tuition fee for the full programme is SEK 310,000
- EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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