Course syllabus

Chemical Process Calculations

KETA10, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2015-04-20

General Information

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


A key competence for engineers is to be able to break down large problem complexes into smaller problems that are computable. For a chemical engineer, formulating balances for mass and energy is a method both for breaking down large problem complexes and for describing problems mathematically.

The aim with this course is that the student should acquire a basic ability to use mass and energy balances to describe simple systems relevant for a chemical engineer and to be able to use computing techniques to solve these systems.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


Basic chemical engineering: Material balances. Mutilphase systems. Energy balances. Unsteady processes
Computional methods: Matlab. Numerical methods for linear equation systems, non-linear equation, integrals, non-linear equation systems, interpolation and differential equations.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Assignments, computer excercises and final examination. The grade is based on the final examination and hand-in assignments.

Code: 0115. Name: Computational Methods.
Credits: 2,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written examination.
Code: 0215. Name: Material- and Energy Balances.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written examination and hand-in assaignments for extra points.
Code: 0315. Name: Computer Exercises.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Computer exercises.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: KKK060, KKK065, KETA01

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Univ.adj. Michaël Grimsberg,
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