Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course part A the student
1. acquires advanced practical knowledge on process design and preliminary plant design
2. can make market study of raw materials, products, process alternatives and calc. material margin
3. can calculate material and energy balance and simulation of the process
4. can draw process flow diagram (PFD),
5. can define equipment sizing, equipment list, specification and instructions
6. can demonstrate team work, presentation, management and leadership skills in real plant design

Credits: 5

Schedule: 27.02.2019 - 24.05.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Pekka Oinas

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Pekka Oinas, Golam Sarwar

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    1. A preliminary design and feasibility study of a process, done as a design project. Includes: acquiring of source information for design, methods of design, Project work is done in teams of 5-6 students. The design project in part A is divided into two reports:
    2. Project start-up, market study and plant location, process alternatives and comparison of process alternatives
    3. Selecting the process alternatives; process design, PFD, material and energy balance, equipment sizing, equipment lists, emissions, environmental and safety of the process

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Project-based learning, lectures and exercises, seminar presentations, group team work and meetings

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures 4 h
    Exercises 4 h
    Project work 127 h
    Total: 135 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Oinas and Golam, Design project guide

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    CHEM-E7200 (partly)

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Advanced knowledge in process and plant design, simulation, costs calculation, safety and business. 

    CHEM-E7100; CHEM-E7110; CHEM-E7150

    In addition:
    CHEM-C2150 Process Design
    CHEM-C2160 Unit operations

    For Sustainable Metals Processing students additionally the following courses:

    CHEM-E6140 Fundamentals of Minerals Engineering and Recycling

    CHEM-E6160 Fundamentals of Pyrometallurgy 

    CHEM-E6180 Fundamentals of Hydrometallurgy

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    6 Clean Water and Sanitation

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action

    17 Partnerships for the Goals