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: 02.03.2023 - 17.05.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Golam Sarwar, Marko Kekkonen, Tiia Viinikainen, Pekka Oinas, Mari Lundström, Rodrigo Serna Guerrero, Ari Jokilaakso

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

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

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    1 No Poverty

    2 Zero Hunger

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    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


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - II
    2023-2024 Autumn I - II

    A course implementation may be cancelled if the number of students enrolled to the course implementation does not meet the required minimum of five students. In the case of cancelled course implementations, the students enrolled to them must be provided with an alternative way of completing the course or be advised to take some other applicable course.