First year

The following courses are given, in which the first matter of importance is the self-motivation of the trainee design engineers working as a team:

  • Plant Design and Scale Up
  • Product Design
  • Applied Statistics
  • Project Management
  • Polymer Reaction Engineering
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Process Modelling, Simulation and Control
  • Chemical Reactor Development and Process Intensification
  • Process Synthesis
  • Process Economics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

In these courses the following software packages are intensively used: ASPEN PLUS, Matlab and FLUENT. Integration of professional knowledge takes place during the more extensive courses 'Plant Design and Operation' and 'Product Design'. All courses are purpose-made for this designer's program and are mainly given by lecturers from industry.

Next to the technical courses in the basic component, also a number of non-technical courses are given, like:

  • Methods and Techniques for Design
  • Professional Development
  • Technical Writing and Editing
  • Project Management

We hope that we have given you a good impression of the set-up of the designer's program 'Process and Product Design' and the contents of the curricular year.

For foreign course participants, courses in Dutch are provided outside the common program.