The master’s programme in Chemical Engineering for Energy and the Environment will offer students a comprehensive education and the engineering tools necessary to solve the future challenges of how to best use our energy and finite natural resources.
Chemical Engineering for Energy and the Environment at KTH
Students gain advanced competence in chemical engineering and obtain modern tools to analyse various processes, such as the production of biofuels, energy storage or the purification of drinking water – through the whole chain, from raw materials to products. The analyses often include aspects of chemicals, heat, electricity and environment.
A large number of elective courses allows students to tailor their education to meet personal and professional goals, and complementary skills such as problem-solving and teamwork are emphasised in many of the courses, as is written and oral communication. The courses are, therefore, to a large degree based on seminars and project assignments as a complement to traditional lectures.
The education is closely linked to the research conducted at the School of Chemical Science and Engineering at KTH, the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology in particular, and to Swedish industry. The programme also provides an excellent basis for activities in countries outside of Sweden, as most of the teachers have close contacts with foreign universities and companies, and there are good opportunities to study parts of the programme abroad.
The job market for engineers graduating from this programme is broad and international. The programme provides an excellent basis for opportunities in industry as well as for further academic studies at a doctoral level.
Chemical engineers with a profile towards energy and the environment are very attractive for many different branches of industry – such as suppliers of energy and chemicals, the pulp and paper industry, the vehicle industry and in companies specialising in environmental issues such as the recycling of materials.
Our engineers can be found in traditional Swedish industry, in small start-up companies, consulting companies, governmental institutions, research institutes and universities. The need for engineers with the competence offered by the programme will continue to be great in the future.
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