Master of Science (MSC) in Engineering (Chemical Engineering), 2020

1: Preface

Pursuant to consolidation Act 778 of August 7, 2019 on Universities (the University Act), the following is established.

The programme also follows the Joint Programme Regulations and the Examination Policies and Procedures for Aalborg University.

2: Basis in Ministerial orders

The Master’s programme is organised in accordance with the Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s Order no. 1328 of November 15, 2016 on Bachelor’s and Master’s Programmes at Universities (the Ministerial Order of the Study Programmes) with subsequent changes and Ministerial Order no. 1062 of June 30, 2016 on University Examinations (the Examination Order) with subsequent changes. Further reference is made to Ministerial Order no. 106 of February 12, 2018 (the Admission Order) and Ministerial Order no. 114 of February 3, 2015 (the Grading Scale Order).

3: Campus

The programme is offered in Esbjerg.

4: Faculty affiliation

The Master’s programme falls under Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University.

5: Study board affiliation

The Master’s programme falls under Study Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering

6: Affiliation to corps of external examiners

The Master’s programme is associated with the external examiners corps on: Ingeniøruddannelsernes censorkorps - kemi

7: Admission requirements

Applicants with a legal right of admission (retskrav)

  • Bachelor in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Aalborg University

Applicants without legal right of admission

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Aalborg University
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Aalborg University
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering, Technical University if Denmark
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering and International Business, Technical University of Denmark
  • Bachelor og Science in Engineering (Chemistry and Biotechnology), University of Southern Denmark
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering, University of Southern Denmark

All applicants without a legal claim must prove that their English language qualifications are equivalent to level B (Danish level) in English.

8: The programme title in Danish and English

The Master’s programme entitles the graduate to the Danish designation civilingeniør, cand.polyt. (candidatus/candidata polytechnices) i kemiteknik. The English designation is: Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering (chemical engineering).

The Master's programme with specialisation in Oil and Gas Technology entitles the graduate to the designation civilingeniør, cand.polyt. (candidatus/candidata polytechnices) i kemiteknik med specialisering i Olie- og gasteknologi. The English designation is: Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering (chemical engineering with specialisation in Oil and Gas Technology).

9: Programme specifications in ECTS credits

The Master’s programme is a 2-year, research-based, full-time study programme. The programme is set to 120 ECTS credits.

10: Rules concerning credit transfer (merit), including the possibility for choice of modules that are part of another programme at a university in Denmark or abroad

The Study Board can approve that passed programme elements from other educational programmes at the same level replaces programme elements within this programme (credit transfer).

Furthermore, the Study Board can, upon application, approve that parts of this programme is completed at another university or a further education institution in Denmark or abroad (pre-approval of credit transfer).

The Study Board’s decisions regarding credit transfer are based on an academic assessment.

11: Exemptions

The Study Board’s possibilities to grant exemption, including exemption to further examination attempts and special examination conditions, are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures published at this website: https://www.studieservice.aau.dk/Studielegalitet/

12: Rules for examinations

The rules for examinations are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures published at this website: https://www.studieservice.aau.dk/Studielegalitet/

13: Rules concerning written work, including the Master’s Thesis

In the assessment of all written work, regardless of the language it is written in, weight is also given to the student's formulation and spelling ability, in addition to the academic content. Orthographic and grammatical correctness as well as stylistic proficiency are taken as a basis for the evaluation of language performance. Language performance must always be included as an independent dimension of the total evaluation. However, no examination can be assessed as ‘Pass’ on the basis of good language performance alone; similarly, an examination normally cannot be assessed as ‘Fail’ on the basis of poor language performance alone.

The Study Board can grant exemption from this in special cases (e.g., dyslexia or a native language other than Danish).

The Master’s Thesis must include an English summary. If the project is written in English, the summary can be in Danish. The summary is included in the evaluation of the project as a whole.

14: Requirements regarding the reading of texts in a foreign language

It is assumed that the student can read academic texts in English and use reference works, etc., in English and other European languages.

15: Competence profile on the diploma

The following competence profile will appear on the diploma:

A Candidatus graduate has the following competency profile:

A Candidatus graduate has competencies that have been acquired via a course of study that has taken place in a research environment.

A Candidatus graduate is qualified for employment on the labour market based on his or her academic discipline as well as for further research (PhD programmes). A Candidatus graduate has, compared to a Bachelor, developed his or her academic knowledge and independence so as to be able to apply scientific theory and method on an independent basis within both an academic and a professional context.

16: Competence profile of the programme

The graduate of the Master’s programme

Knowledge

  • Has knowledge that is based on the highest international research in one or more subject areas within chemical engineering e.g.:
    • Process analysis
    • Fluid dynamics
    • Thermodynamics
    • Colloid Chemistry
    • Polymers and materials
    • Process design, monitoring, and simulation
    • Redox and Separation processes
    • Chemometrics
  • Can understand and, on a scientific basis, reflect over the above mentioned knowledge and identify scientific problems

Skills

  • Masters the scientific methods, the tools and general skills related to employment within chemical engineering 
  • Can evaluate and select among scientific theories, methods, tools and general engineering skills and, on a scientific basis, advance new analyses and solutions
  • Can communicate research-based knowledge and discuss professional and scientific problems with both peers and non-specialists

Competencies

  • Can manage work and development situations that are complex, unpredictable and require new solutions
  • Can independently initiate and implement discipline-specific and interdisciplinary cooperation and assume professional responsibility
  • Can independently take responsibility for own professional development and specialisation

 

The graduate of the Master’s programme with specialisation in Oil and Gas Technology

Knowledge

  • Has knowledge that is based on the highest international research in one or more subject areas within oil and gas technology and chemical engineering:
    • Oil and Gas Production
    • Oil and Gas Separation
    • Fluid dynamics
    • Thermodynamics
    • Colloid Chemistry
    • Polymers and materials
    • Process design, monitoring, and simulation
    • Redox and Separation processes
    • Chemometrics
  • Can understand and, on a scientific basis, reflect over the above mentioned knowledge and identify scientific problems

Skills

  • Masters the scientific methods, the tools and general skills related to employment within the oil and gas industry
  • Can evaluate and select among scientific theories, methods, tools and general engineering skills and, on a scientific basis, advance new analyses and solutions
  • Can communicate research-based knowledge and discuss professional and scientific problems with both peers and non-specialists

Competencies

  • Can manage work and development situations that are complex, unpredictable and require new solutions
  • Can independently initiate and implement discipline-specific and interdisciplinary cooperation and assume professional responsibility
  • Can independently take responsibility for own professional development and specialization

17: Structure and Contents of the programme

The programme is structured in modules and organized as a problem-based study. A module is a programme element or a group of programme elements, which aims to give students a set of professional skills within a fixed time frame specified in ECTS credits, and concluding with one or more examinations within specific exam periods. Examinations are defined in the curriculum.

The programme is based on a combination of academic, problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approaches and organized based on the following work and evaluation methods that combine skills and reflection:

  • Lectures
  • Classroom instruction
  • Project work
  • Workshops
  • Exercises (individually and in groups)
  • Teacher feedback

18: Overview of the programme

All modules are assessed through individual grading according to the 7-point scale or  Pass/Fail. All modules are assessed by external examination (external grading) or internal examination (internal grading or by assessment by the supervisor only).

Offered as: 1-professional
Module name Course type ECTS Applied grading scale Evaluation method Assessment method
1 Semester
Electives 1st semester Project 15
Fluid Mechanics Course 5 7-point grading scaleInternal examinationWritten or oral exam
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Course 5 7-point grading scaleInternal examinationWritten or oral exam
Colloid and Interface Science Course 5 7-point grading scaleInternal examinationWritten or oral exam
2 Semester
Process Modelling Project 15 7-point grading scaleExternal examinationOral exam based on a project
Process Design and Simulation Course 5 7-point grading scaleInternal examinationOral exam
Advanced Redox and Separation Processes Course 5 7-point grading scaleInternal examinationWritten or oral exam
Chemometrics and Process Monitoring Course 5 7-point grading scaleInternal examinationWritten or oral exam
3 Semester
Option A
Specialisation in Chemical Engineering Project 30 7-point grading scaleExternal examinationOral exam based on a project
3 Semester
Option B
Project-Oriented Study in an External Organisation Project 30 Passed/Not PassedInternal examinationOral exam based on a project
4 Semester
Master’s Thesis Project 30 7-point grading scaleExternal examinationMaster's thesis/final project
3-4 Semester
Option C
Master’s Thesis Project 60 7-point grading scaleExternal examinationMaster's thesis/final project

Offered as: 1-professional
Specialisation: Oil and Gas Technology
Module name Course type ECTS Applied grading scale Evaluation method Assessment method
1 Semester
Electives 1st semester Project 15
Fluid Mechanics Course 5 7-point grading scaleInternal examinationWritten or oral exam
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Course 5 7-point grading scaleInternal examinationWritten or oral exam
Colloid and Interface Science Course 5 7-point grading scaleInternal examinationWritten or oral exam
2 Semester
Modeling of Oil and Gas Production Project 15 7-point grading scaleExternal examinationOral exam based on a project
Process Design and Simulation Course 5 7-point grading scaleInternal examinationOral exam
Advanced Redox and Separation Processes Course 5 7-point grading scaleInternal examinationWritten or oral exam
Chemometrics and Process Monitoring Course 5 7-point grading scaleInternal examinationWritten or oral exam
3 Semester
Option A
Specialisation in Oil and Gas Technology Project 30 7-point grading scaleExternal examinationOral exam based on a project
3 Semester
Option B
Project-Oriented Study in an External Organisation Project 30 Passed/Not PassedInternal examinationOral exam based on a project
4 Semester
Master’s Thesis Project 30 7-point grading scaleExternal examinationMaster's thesis/final project
3-4 Semester
Option C
Master’s Thesis Project 60 7-point grading scaleExternal examinationMaster's thesis/final project

 
Electives 1st semester
Module name Course type ECTS Applied grading scale Evaluation Method Assessment method
Process Analysis Project 15 7-point grading scale Internal examination Oral exam based on a project
Oil and Gas Separation Project 15 7-point grading scale Internal examination Oral exam based on a project

Elective Courses

On the 1st semester there is a choice between 2 projects.
On 3  - 4 semester option A, B or C is chosen

19: Additional information

All students who have not participated in Aalborg University’s PBL introductory course during their Bachelor’s degree must attend the introductory course “Problem-based Learning and Project Management”. The introductory course must be approved before the student can participate in project exams. For further information, please see the course description.

20: Commencement and transitional rules

The curriculum is approved by the dean and enters into force as of September 1st, 2020

The Study Board does not offer teaching after the previous curriculum from 2017 after the summer examination examination 2021.

The Study Board will offer examinations after the previous curriculum, if there are students who have used examination attempts in a module without passing. The number of examination attempts follows the rules in the Examination Order.

21: Amendments to the curriculum and regulations