Teaching and Learning in Chemical Product Engineering - an Evolving par of the Chemical Engineering Curriculum

Martin Etchells Vigild (Invited author), Søren Kiil (Invited author), Johannes Wesselingh (Invited author)

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Over the last decade Chemical Product Engineering has evolved as part of the Chemical Engineering Curriculum at several universities in Europe and America. At the DTU Chemical Product Engineering was introduced in 2000. This presentation will report on the experiences gained from teaching classes and preparing a text book on the subject. [1] Chemical Product Engineering is solidly based on chemical technical and engineering knowledge. Furthermore, the subject naturally calls for a holistic approach to teaching and learning and introduces elements which target transferable and professional engineering skills. Such skills are important in Chemical Product Engineering when dealing with open-ended problems, creative problem solutions, operating in a team working environment and exercising project management. In our course we emphasise team activites, formative feed back to the students as well as helping the individual to become more assertive and understanding of personal assets. These teaching elements included in Chemical Product Engineering represent a series of general issues in Chemical Engineering Education, which must be discussed as the education is going to adapt to the changes of the surrounding world and a globalized society. In this presentation we will put Chemical Product Engineering into perspective with the EFCE recommendations on Chemical Engineering Education [2] and also relate curriculum discussions with the CDIO Initiative for producing the next generation of engineers. [3] [1] Design and Develop Bio, Chemical, Food and Pharma Products, to be published, Wiley & Sons, 2007. [2] Chemical Engineering Research and Design 83(A11), 1331 – 1334, 2005. [3] World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education 2(1), 49-52, 2003.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCE-6 Book of Abstracts
Number of pages1139
PublisherTechnical University of Denmark
Publication date2007
ISBN (Print)978-87-91435-56-0
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventEuropean Congress of Chemical Engineering - 6 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 16 Sept 200721 Sept 2007
Conference number: 6


ConferenceEuropean Congress of Chemical Engineering - 6


  • Learning
  • Teaching
  • DTU
  • Chemical Product Engineering


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