The Master of Science program entitled Chemical Processes Engineering (CPE) is designed for the pursuit of advanced chemical engineering education of graduate students at an appropriate level for research and design abilities. The Education Plan includes advanced disciplines, complementary to those studied during the graduate studies (Fluid Flow in Multiphase Systems, Advanced Separation Methods, Intensification of Transfer Processes, Heterogeneous Reactors, Automation of Chemical Processes), as well as new disciplines, to complete the professional training (Catalysis and Catalytic Processes, Thermal and Refrigeration Equipment, Dynamics of Chemical Processes, Management and Legislation for Chemical and Biochemical Fabrications). The skills in the technological design of equipment and installations are developed both by thorough study of engineering fundamentals and special equipment design activities, and a discipline directly related to this activity (Design of Equipment in Process Industries). An important part of the Education Plan is reserved for research activities, with individual working themes to be solved by each student under academic supervision. Research projects are connected to the traditional directions in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering: mathematical modeling, simulation of chemical and biochemical processes, experimental and theoretical kinetic studies of transfer phenomena and chemical transformations, optimization studies of operating and design of equipment and installations, a. o. Teaching and research activities are carried out and coordinated by experienced academics, mostly affiliated to the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. Computer networks and dedicated software packages are used in all applicative teaching and research activities.
The CPE Master of Science program is open to graduates of technical higher education programs with appropriate curricula in the following areas: chemical engineering, economical engineering in chemical and materials industry, engineering and environment protection in chemical and petrochemical industry, engineering of food products, materials engineering.
Skills and abilities acquired
General and specific skills developed by the program:
- ability to analyze and interpret qualitatively and quantitatively the experimental results collected from different scale installations, combined with technical and scientific literature data and information, oriented towards understanding mechanisms of changing processes, design of new methods, scale-up, and design of new equipment or operating policies optimization in industrial installations,
- research and technological development skills:
- ability to use creatively engineering techniques and equipment for experiment design and management at laboratory, pilot or industrial scale,
- ability to work-up, analyze, and interpret experimental data based on chemistry and physics fundamentals,
- technological design skills:
- ability to carry out sizing computing for equipment in process industries,
- ability to interconnect rationally pieces of equipment in a technological installation,
- ability to analyze completely a technological process to identify limitations, and find improvement (optimization) solutions in given operating conditions imposed by sustainable development, operating safety, and environmental protection,
- expertise in using mathematical methods and ICT instruments (specialized technical-scientific computing software packages, process simulators or enterprise resource planning solutions) for the analysis and optimization of chemical processes,
- general economic and management knowledge in order to understand the evolving trends in the internal and international economy and to identify the business opportunities for chemical and biochemical fabrications,
- general knowledge referring to the principles of sustainable development and consequent implementation routes in process industries.
Having a dedicated engineering education, with technologies studied at physical and chemical principles and unitary operations level, graduates of the Chemical Processes Engineering program may adapt to jobs requirements in the area of operation of chemical, biochemical and petrochemical, installations, as well as in pulp and paper, or food industry.
Given the skills acquired, the graduates may apply for jobs in commercial companies oriented towards design, scientific research and technological development, universities, or give technical and scientific consultancy, and operate installations in process industries.
Further professional development of graduation
The graduates may apply for a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering or related areas.
Human resources and logistics for student education
The program is supervised by Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.
Practical training and computing applications are carried out in the teaching and research laboratories of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. These laboratories have an appropriate teaching and research infrastructure, as well as a large range of specific licensed software packages (programming environments for scientific computing, such as Matlab, Mathcad, gPROMS, COMSOL, or ASPEN, HYSYS process simulators).
Curricula for this master of science degree program is available here: http://en.chimie.upb.ro/uploads/doc/educatie/plan-de-invatamant-masterat-ingineria-proceselor-chimice.pdf