Last edit: 22/05/2019
Approved: 22/05/2019

The Bachelor of Science programme in Chemical Engineering educates students for work on a wide range of chemical and chemical engineering activities.   

The study programme has a theoretical and applied profile and the graduates will be able to use and develop new technologies in the chemical and chemical engineering field.

The study programme also aims to provide the students with knowledge about how the technology affects society with respect to the human situation and needs, and goals of society for economic, social and ecologically sustainable development. 

In order to comply with the acceleration of technical progress and the changes this brings, the students should have the ability to understand the new technical areas. The student should also be given a good background for continued personal development and life-long learning both within their own focus area and within new subject areas.

The following programme objectives are from the Higher Education Ordinance for a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. They are complemented with additions and clarifications for the Chemical Engineering programme.

Knowledge and understanding

- demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the engineering field chosen and best practice in this field as well as awareness of current research and development work

  • knowledge of physical and chemical processes , different forms of energy and its transformation and the importance of chemical, thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of chemical reaction and process routes
  • knowledge of Swedish and international chemical industry

- demonstrate broad knowledge in the engineering field chosen and relevant knowledge of mathematics and the natural sciences

  • knowledge of chemical and chemical engineering methods and systems

Skills and abilities

- demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate and deal with issues autonomously and creatively and to analyse and evaluate technological solutions 

  • from a complex situation to formulate and organize a task
  • to find an appropriate solution to a technical problem
  • to compare and evaluate alternative solutions
  • assess the reasonableness of the obtained solutions

- demonstrate the ability to plan and using appropriate methods undertake tasks within predetermined parameters

  • to solve technical problems with adequate methods
  • show good laboratory skills and knowledge on safe handling of chemicals
  • have the ability to plan, carry out and evaluate experiments in laboratory scale and in larger scale

-demonstrate the ability to use knowledge critically and systematically to model, simulate, predict and evaluate series of events on the basis of relevant information

  • show ability to search and critically examine information
  • display skill to make use of computer tools for calculation and information retrieval
  • define and combine equations to model natural and technical systems

- demonstrate the ability to design and manage products, processes and systems while taking into account the circumstances and needs of individuals and the targets for economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development set by the community 

  • on the basis of knowledge of chemistry and chemical engineering evaluate a business or product's environmental impact
  • select and develop measures to eliminate or limit the harmful effects of an activity or a product 
  • assess and evaluate technical solutions from the economic and social perspective

- demonstrate the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations

  • to work efficently in projects

- demonstrate the ability to present and discuss information, problems and solutions in speech and writing and in dialogue with different audiences

  • assimilate literature in English and write a report summary in English
  • clarify, document and present their work in a technical report
  • good language handling and use of subject terminology
  • make a sober and clear oral presentation
  • receive and give criticism on own and others ' work

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

- demonstrate the ability to make assessments informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects

  • reflect on the economic, political and ethical aspects in connection with technical problems and solutions

- demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of technology, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, including social and economic aspects as well as environmental and occupational health and safety aspects

  • working safely in the laboratory and in chemical environments and to manage chemicals properly
  • strive for recycling and to economize resources

- demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills