Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:18 months
Local:$ 1.25k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 1.25k / Academic year(s)  
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Scaling up from a laboratory reaction to an industrial process is the main challenge for chemical engineers. This is a complicated optimization problem at many levels: environmental impact, energy consumption and cost must be minimized, and the quality and process safety maximized.

The Masters program in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering focuses on several important tools such as innovative processes and separation techniques, biological engineering, biotechnology, catalytic engineering and polymers, including chemical process safety.

This master is structured in order that the student tackles the key fields in chemical engineering (chemical reaction engineering, biological engineering, polymer chemistry, catalyst engineering) before using globally his knowledge in order to complete a process development project placing him into an industrial production project situation. In order to prepare his futur professional career, the student carries out an industrial internship which allows him to discover the industrial world rhythms and specificities, including team work, quality processes.

Course structure2-year program120 ECTS

Compulsory courses in:
- Chemical engineering
- Processes and technology
- Management 19 ECTS 2 or 3 specialization modules
to choose in the following fields:

- Biochemical engineering
- Biotechnology
- Polymer sciences
- Energy and environment
- Green chemical engineering 18 ECTS 1 free module 6 ECTS Laboratory & projects 17 ECTS Industrial internship in chemical engineering 30 ECTS Masters thesis 30 ECTS

Anyone holding a Bachelor's degree from a recognized university can apply to the EPFL Masters Programmes. However, please be aware that admission is competitive. Only candidates with excellent academic records and references have good chances to be accepted.This Masters programme is taught in English (about 70%) and French. documentation is available in both language on request.The EPFL recommends students entering the programme to have at least a B2 level of the teaching languages (defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for languages scale). A C1 level would allow candidates to follow the courses in good conditions. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 TOEFL paper-based test score : 600 TOEFL iBT® test: 100
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