Master's Program in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Chemical and Process Engineering

Aalto University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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Aalto University

About this program

Master's Program in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Chemical and Process Engineering

The Chemical and Process Engineering major is based on a multi-scale perspective to underlying physical and chemical phenomena in chemical processes. So if you want to become an engineer with a deep perspective on how natural sciences are applied with best engineering practices in chemical process industries, fuel refineries and urban mining – join us. This major gives you capabilities to design feasible, energy efficient and sustainable chemical processes and products with the help of modern tools. Our graduates can act as chemical processing and reaction engineering experts in various industrial fields.

English is the language of instruction for this program, but there is a possibility to complete some courses in Finnish/Swedish.

Admission requirements

Applicants to the program must first meet the general eligibility and language requirements that are common to all Master's Programs in Science and Technology.

The following principles apply during the academic evaluation of eligible applications. These principles are revised annually.

The student selection process is competitive. The applicant’s suitability for the program is evaluated. The best applicants are granted admission to the program. The selection of students is primarily based on the application documents. Not all eligible applicants will necessarily be admitted, CHEM Master’s program does not have a minimum quota to be fulfilled.

The programs reserve the right to interview the applicants if it is necessary to clarify the applicant’s motivation or other information in the application.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Common compulsory courses

  • Academic Learning Community

Compulsory courses

  • Engineering Thermodynamics, Separation Processes, part I
  • Laboratory Project in Chemical Engineering
  • Process Modeling
  • Process Automation
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Design Project in Chemical Engineering, part A
  • Design Project in Chemical Engineering, part B

Specialisation courses

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Polymer Engineering
  • Plant Design
  • Process Systems Engineering

For the elective studies to accompany the major, it is highly recommended to take programming and computer science courses, especially for students specializing in process systems engineering.

  • C++ Programming
  • Automation 2

For the elective studies to accompany the major, it is highly recommended to take CHEM-E1140 Catalysis for biomass refining, especially for students specializing in reaction engineering.

  • Catalysis for biomass refining

The following minors given in Aalto University are recommended:

  • Biomass Refining
  • Chemistry
  • Sustainable Metals Processing

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


For non-EU/EEA citizens: €15000/year


Upon completion of this program, students will graduate with a Master of Science (Technology) degree. 

Continuing studies

Eligibility for doctoral studies.

Career paths

As a graduate of the program you will have the skills and knowledge to work as pacesetter of your field in various managerial, planning and research duties serving industry or related stakeholders, the scientific community or public sector.

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Aalto University

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Aalto University

Otakaari 1B
02150 Espoo

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