Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Sustainable Metals Processing, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #137 (QS) ,
The School of Chemical Technology combines natural sciences and engineering in a unique way. This allows the results of research to be refined a long way and put into practice as ready products and processes. This Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Sustainable metals processing programme is offered by Aalto University.

About

The School provides education for a wide range of responsible future professionals. M.Sc. and Ph.D. graduates in technology work in diverse positions in Finland's largest industrial sectors, in the metal and electronics industry, wood processing industries as well as chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food industries. The research and teaching are supported by an extensive international academic and industrial cooperation network.

This Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Sustainable metals processing programme is offered by Aalto University.
Study programme

The learning outcomes of the master's degree are based on the aims set for education leading to a Master of Science (Technology) as defined in the degree regulations of the School of Chemical Technology. The learning outcomes of the degree are further specified in the major- and course- specific descriptions of learning outcomes.

The focus areas of the education are the sustainable use and processing of natural resources and new materials, including their technical applications. In the studies towards the major, students acquire advanced knowledge in a specific area of biotechnology, chemical technology or material science and technology.

The education leading to a master’s degree is based on the professional practices of fields requiring expertise in science and technology and on scientific research generating new knowledge. Students may choose their minors or elective study modules so that their degree is a combination of technology, business, and art, typical of Aalto University.

Students will adopt a responsible, goal-oriented and systematic way of working, and develop skills to work as experts in their area of specialisation both independently and in cooperation with experts of different fields, also in an international working environment. They will be able to express themselves clearly and unambiguously both orally and in writing and to tailor their communication to the target audience.

Learning Outcomes

The core scientific and engineering knowledge to be obtained:

  • Adequate knowledge of transport phenomena in homogeneous, heterogeneous and particulate systems, and a general knowledge of their atom-level origins; knowledge of their mutual interactions in extraction and refining operations and how their equipment and processes are designed.
  • Adequate knowledge of chemical kinetics in various fields related to metallurgical processing industries.
  • Knowledge about chemical thermodynamic, phase equilibrium and property calculations.
  • Understanding on chemical equilibria, process dynamics, system engineering and their connections to process design, the best practices and flow-sheet integration.
  • Understanding on societal, economic and environmental impacts to process designs and responsibilities related to metal making on the basis of system engineering.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Academic Learning Community
  • Fundamentals of Chemical Thermodynamics
  • System Integrated and Sustainable Metals Production
  • Fundamentals of Minerals Engineering and Recycling
  • Fundamentals of Pyrometallurgy
  • Fundamentals of Hydrometallurgy
  • Process Modeling
  • Materials Processing & Synthesis
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              Detailed Programme Facts

              • Programme intensity Full-time
                • Full-time duration 24 months
              • Credits
                120 ECTS
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus

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              Required score: 3

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              Tuition Fee

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                15000 EUR/year
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              • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
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