Bachelor Autumn 2020
How can we utilise nature’s resources without damaging nature itself? With a degree in chemical engineering, you can contribute towards finding good solutions for a sustainable development.
Chemistry is the knowledge about compounds, their characteristics, composition and chemical reactions. Through a bachelor degree in chemical engineering, you will learn about the structure, function and the operation of industrial process plants and modern laboratory equipment. In addition, you will learn about environmental analyses, water treatment and purification technology and use of relevant computational tools. Throughout the study, you will get experience with sampling techniques, sample preparation and quality assurance of analytical results.
The bachelor degree program in chemical engineering has been developed in close collaboration with industry partners, making it highly relevant. The first three semesters are identical for all specializations.
You can choose between three specializations:
Specialization in process technology focus on industrial process plants and their function, i. e. systems being used in refining processes producing a final product (petrol, aircraft fuel) from raw material (oil and gas). You will further learn about mass transfer and cleaning technology, heat conduction and heat transfer, as well as process monitoring and control. As a chemical process engineer, you will understand manufacturing processes and be able to dimension (plan and design) process systems by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics and engineering.
Specialization in environmental technology focus on green chemistry, which is all about how to reduce or eliminate pollution. Other important topics are water, surface runoff water and drainage solutions. You will learn about water quality and treatment of drinking water as well as techniques for cleaning sewage and process water. Furthermore, you will develop skills in sampling techniques, sample preparation and quality assurance of analytical results. You will be practiced in accurate laboratory work and learn how to interpret spectrums.
Specialization in aquaculture focus on sustainable seafood production. You will learn about relevant aquaculture systems and farming technologies with emphasis on present challenges and potential engineering solutions. Through an introductory subject, you will get a general overview of the industry, develop an understanding of relevant concepts and terminology and get a brief introduction to relevant biological parameters. You will further learn in depth about water chemistry, water quality parameters and requirements, water treatment, filtration systems and RAS (Recirculating Aquaculture Systems).
Through project work, excursions and guest lecturers you will be able to connect with industry partners. Great emphasis is placed on laboratory work and calculations throughout the study and by using relevant computational programs you can simulate cases referred to in class. You will be working as part of a team when performing many of mandatory laboratory exercises and the reporting from these.
During the last semester, you will be working on your bachelor thesis in collaboration with 1-2 fellow students. This work can be done on the premises of HVL, in collaboration with the industry or as part of an exchange with a teaching or research institution abroad.
By studying chemical engineering, you get a broad and versatile degree that is highly relevant to businesses. Former students work in a broad range of companies: engineering, oil and gas, as well as laboratory and chemical companies. Chemical engineers can work with industrial process plants, in production of food articles, with municipal water treatment and distribution systems or in companies working with systems supply and design for the aquaculture industry.
Potential work tasks include planning of laboratory work and analyses, plan and design process- and production plants using design and computational software or design and dimensioning of filter systems for an aquaculture production unit. You can have responsibility for the installation, start-up, control, running/maintenance of analysis equipment or a production plant, system or unit. You can work in the field with environmental analysis and monitoring or do chemical analysis in a laboratory facility. You can work with environment, health and safety (EHS) or you can choose to work in research and development.
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