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Chemical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #801 (WUR) Karlstad, Sweden
This programme is intended for you who already hold a Bachelor"s degree in Chemical Engineering or in a closely related field and wish to take a Master"s degree. The education focuses areas of chemical engineering and chemistry where the university has considerable research activities.
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As a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, you will use your knowledge of chemistry and chemical engineering processes to develop new materials or to develop new sustainable production methods adapted to people and the environment.

The combination of chemistry, technology and mathematics will give you the knowledge needed for designing a process from molecule to the full-scale production unit. As a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering you will be able to contribute to creating a sustainable society, for instance by working with development of production processes based on renewable resources. Knowledge of chemical engineering is vital for several global industries, for instance production of pharmaceutics, food products and pulp and paper.

Employment Market

With a good knowledge of chemistry and its technical applications in design of processes and systems you have a competence that is attractive on the job market. As a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering you can work as a technical specialist, as a generalist or aim at a position involving management and supervision. It is likely that you will switch between different roles and tasks during you working career, for instance within development, production or marketing.


Students who meet the general as well as special requirements will, on completion of the programme, be awarded a degree of Master of Science in Chemical Engineering. For examination and assessment regulations, see under the heading "Learning outcomes" (or "aims") in the programme study plan.

Further Studies

Upon completion of the programme, you may continue with doctoral studies in, for instance, Chemical Engineering or Chemistry. You will need to meet the prerequisites for doctoral studies of the subject chosen.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Pulp, paper, surface treatment and graphic technology
  • Pulp Technology, Advanced Course I
  • Paper Technology, Advanced Course I
  • Surface Treatment and Printing of Paper Materials, Advanced Course I

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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General Requirements

A Bachelors degree of 180 ECTS cr. in Chemical Engineering, or equivalent, including the following:

- Mathematics 30 ECTS cr. covering basic one and multivariable calculus, introduction to vector analysis, ordinary and partial differential equations, linear algebra and numerical analysis and statistics.

- Basic Chemistry (min. 30 ECTS cr.) and Chemical Engineering (min. 40 ECTS cr.) totalling at least 90 ECTS cr.

- Basic engineering and natural sciences (min. 15 ECTS cr.) including mechanics.

- Course/s relevant to engineering 5 ECTS cr. in the humanities, social sciences or gender studies.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Karlstad

  • 4000 - 8500 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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