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MSc (Tech.)Chemical Engineering and Water Treatment

Tuition fee €11,000.00 per year
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Overview

The programs Chemical Engineering for Water Treatment and Water Treatment Technology have been combined into one program: the Master’s Program in Chemical Engineering and Water Treatment, where you may choose to specialize either in Chemical and Process Engineering or in Water Treatment.

Chemical engineering is a highly interdisciplinary field concerned with diverse materials and processes. It covers many scientific and technological areas essential for human well-being, a clean environment and the sustainable use of natural resources.

In today’s society, resources are becoming scarce and the environmental impact of manufacturing processes is a matter of growing concern. It is important to develop technology which is not harmful to the environment, to use natural resources rationally, and to minimize process waste.

Every day, two million tons of sewage and industrial and agricultural wastewater is discharged into the water bodies. Especially water treatment is inadequate in many parts of the world, and legislation concerning the wastewater is constantly being tightened. Moreover, sustainability challenges us to reflect on water treatment in different ways.

Instead of focusing on end-of-pipe treatment for pollution prevention, we should shift towards optimal resource utilization and enhanced water recycling. On this basis, it is obvious that novel and sustainable materials and technologies for water treatment are needed.

Programme structure

The program includes core studies, specialization studies, minor studies and elective studies.

Core studies, 1 ECTS credit, include orientation course to Ms. studies.

In Specialisation studies, min. 80 ECTS credits, student selects to specialise either in Chemical and Process Engineering or Water Treatment:

Chemical and Process Engineering (81 ECTS credits) specialisation includes studies on biorefineries, modelling of unit operations, process intensification, product design.

Water Treatment specialisation (80 ECTS credits) includes studies on solution chemistry, membrane technology, biological waste water treatment, solid liquid separation.

In Minor studies (20 ECTS credits), student selects one of the following minors:

  • Advanced Water Treatment (not for students specialising in Water Treatment)
  • Advanced Process Engineering (not for students specialising in Chemical and Process Engineering)
  • Biobased Chemical Engineering
  • Advanced Chemistry.

Elective studies: student can choose any courses offered by LUT to attain 120 ECTS credits.

Career opportunities

Specialization in Chemical and Process Engineering

You will acquire the knowledge and skills to work in different fields of the process industry, most typically in research, development, and innovation functions of chemical companies and equipment manufacturers.

Other prospective positions include overseeing the construction of new plants, assessing safety and environmental issues, supervising plant operations, etc.

You might find placement in the chemical, biomass refining, food processing or metallurgical industries. Graduates of this program have found jobs in companies such as Outotec, UPM, Stora Enso, Norilsk Nickel, Orion Pharma, Dow, Kemira.

Additionally, the skills of chemical engineers are increasingly in demand outside the traditional process industry. You will also acquire a firm basis to continue your studies in doctoral programs.

Specialization in Water Treatment

You will acquire practical skills and learn the latest information about the chemical engineering approach to water treatment. You will train to work in international, multidisciplinary and multicultural environments.

You may find placement in:

You may find placement in:

  • the chemical and process industry (users of pure water) as well as technology companies focusing on water purification
  • municipalities: water treatment plants
  • research institutes: development of new water treatment processes and technology, novel separation and purification materials, water quality monitoring methods.

You will also be given a firm basis to continue your studies in doctoral programs.

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application deadline
May 31, 2019 23:59
Europe/Helsinki time
Studies commence
Sep 1, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States