Course syllabus

Introduktion till kemiteknik
Introduction to Chemical Engineering

KETA05, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2014-04-09

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: K1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


Chemical engineers, with their insight into chemistry as well as technology, can work in a whole range of different areas, e.g. design of processes for production and purification of pharmaceuticals, cost-effective and environmentally efficient production of chemicals and fuels from renewable raw materials, the development of energy efficient and sustainable methods to produce biomaterials, etc.
The aim with this course is
• to give an introduction to how industrial processes are constructed by unit operations
• to give an introduction to sustainable development in a chemical engineering perspective
• to introduce project work and team-based learning.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

• be able to describe the design of an ordinary chemical process orally and in a written report
• be able to discuss flow of mass and energy in an industrial process from the perspective that material and energy are indestructible.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

• be able to describe an industrial process graphically by creating a simplified process flow diagram
• be able to give a general account of the function of some basic unit operations
• be able to write a plain report including source referencing and a list of references.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

• orally as well as in writing, be able to discuss the conditions of the process industry in terms of raw material/products/ by-product, resource and energy efficiency, and economy.


Industrial processes: Principles of chemical engineering. How industrial processes are constructed from simpler units.
Sustainable development: Introduction to green chemistry, green technology and ecocycle principles.. Industrial inflows and outflows.
Tools: Information retrieval and use of library databases. Oral and written communication.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Assignments. Written reports and oral presentation.

Code: 0114. Name: Process Design.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Hand-ins
Code: 0214. Name: Industrial Process.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Active participation in weekly project meetings. Plant visit. Report.
Code: 0314. Name: Sustainable Development.
Credits: 2,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Hand-ins. Oral examination.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: KKK060, KETA01

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Ann-Sofi Jönsson,
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