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Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering – only at KTH

Sofie Göransson and Marion Salem
Sofie Göransson and Marion Salem graduated from the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 2022. It did not take long for them to get jobs. Photo: Åsa Karsberg, KTH
Published Mar 20, 2024

From autumn 2024, KTH will be the only university in Sweden to offer a 3-year Bachelor of Science programme in Chemical Engineering. For those who want to contribute to making the planet a little better and work for sustainable solutions to global challenges, Chemical Engineering is a good programme. Clean water, climate, pharmaceuticals, or food security – these are issues you can work on after graduation.

The Bachelor of Science in Chemical engineering is a programme for those who want to enter the workforce quickly – after the three years, most students get a job very soon. Compulsory courses in economics and leadership prepare students for working life.

“A 3-year bachelor’s programme is suitable for students who like to work practically with problem solving and projects. We work as you do in most workplaces. This makes our students very attractive to employers," says Sara Naumann, Programme Director for the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at KTH.

Sofie and Marion got jobs right away

Sofie Göransson and Marion Salem both graduated from the programme in the spring of 2022. It did not take long for them to get jobs, Marion as a process engineer at a wastewater treatment plant and Sofie as a lab engineer at a startup that works with sustainable sludge management.

“The best thing about the programme is that it provides a broad knowledge base. In addition, chemical engineering is not just the classic chemistry, standing in the lab and mixing different chemicals, it is much more than that. Here you learn chemical engineering processes, environmental protection technology, mathematics, programming, various analytical methods, economics, energy and much more,” says Marion Salem.

“It's a broad programme with many different job opportunities after graduation. I also think it was fun that it included a lot of project work – something that I really benefit from in my job today. In a Bachelor of Science programme, I think you get a good mix of theoretical and practical elements," says Sofie Göransson.

Text: Åsa Karsberg

Marion on his job as a process engineer

"I work as a process engineer at Syvab AB, which runs the Himmerfjärdsverket plant to treat wastewater before it is discharged. Syvab also runs a research facility, a large-scale pilot plant that is a miniature version of our future treatment plant. The pilot plant is my area of responsibility and there are several parallel research and development projects that I am involved in, such as treating wastewater from micropollutants and reducing chemical and energy use."

Sofie about her job as a lab engineer

"I work at C-Green, which is a startup within circular sludge management. My main task is to screen sludge from potential customers, where I run C-Green's process (OxyPower HTC) at lab scale and summarise the results in reports.

I work in close contact with potential customers, manage projects and also carry out some development work."