Sustainable Chemical Engineering

SwB, course package, 60 credits

The Sustainable Chemical Engineering course package offers a solid basis of advanced-level Chemical Engineering modeling and design courses combined with a special emphasis on sustainable technology, production of renewable materials and the efficient use of energy.  The program is intended for those seeking the competence required for an active career involving new and developing processes and technology to meet the challenges of achieving sustainable chemical and related industries.

First semester: September 2015- December 2015
KBT120 - Design and analysis of experiments, 7.5 cr
KBT140 - Global chemical sustainability, 7.5 cr
KVM013 - Industrial energy systems, 7.5 cr
SSY285 - Linear control systems design, 7.5 cr
Second semester: January 2016 - June 2016
KBT110 - Advanced chemical engineering and process analytical technology, 7.5 cr
KBT145 - Biorefinery, 7.5 cr
KKR072 - Computational fluid dynamics for engineers, 7.5 cr
KAA102 - Advanced separation technology, 7.5 cr

Entry requirements
Minimum 3½ years and preferably 4 years of studies in a BSc degree programme in Brazil.
Undergraduate profile in Chemical or Bioengineering, including following courses or equivalent: Transport phenomena, Engineering thermodynamics, Process control engineering and Mathematics (e.g. Linear algebra, differential equations, mulivariable analysis).

English requirements
The most common and important scores that are accepted for studies at Chalmers are
  • IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
  • TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)

The above tests and test scores are minimum requirements, no exemptions will be granted by Chalmers.
The Institutional TOEFL-test (ITP) score is not valid for academic purposes at Chalmers.

Application (for entry academic year 2015/16)
Credits: 60 cr
Duration: 10 months or 2 semesters
Start of first semester: Early September 2015
End of second semester: Early June 2016
Rate of study: 100% (full-time studies at Chalmers is equivalent to 4 courses or 30 credits per semester)
Instructional time: Daytime
Language of instruction: English
Teaching form: On-campus
Tuition fee: 140 000 SEK
Application period: 
10 February: Application period opens on
20 February: Application deadline
25 February: Deadline for University Admissions to receive documents to complete the electronic admission application (transcript in Portuguese, official translation of transcript in English, copy of English test results)
18 March: Notification of selection results published on your personal profile on
Application instructions in detail (external link on 
Questions regarding application and admission: Chalmers’ Admissions,
Specific questions about course content: Derek Creaser,
Other questions: Student Exchange,

Published: Fri 23 Nov 2012. Modified: Wed 11 Mar 2015