Course syllabus

Chemical Process Calculations

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

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED B/K
Date of Decision: 2020-03-27

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 - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination, hand-in assignments and compulsory exercises in MATLAB. The grade is based on the written examination..

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0120. Name: Computational Methods.
Credits: 2,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Hand-in assignments and compulsory exercises in MATLAB.
Code: 0220. Name: Material- and Energy Balances.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination.


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: Krisztina Kovacs,
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