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MSc Chemical and Biochemical Engineering    Back

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne Course Type: Master taught Start Date: September
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland Duration: Full time - 2 Years Fees/total cost: EUR 2,321.08 (CHF 2,532.00)


Scaling up from a laboratory reaction to an industrial process is a major challenge for chemical engineers. This is a complicated optimization problem at many levels eg environmental impact, energy consumption and cost must be minimized, and the quality and process safety maximised. The Master’s 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 so that the student tackles the key fields in chemical engineering (chemical reaction engineering, biological engineering, polymer chemistry, catalyst engineering) before using his knowledge in order to complete a process development project in an industrial production project situation. In preparation for a future professional career the students carry out an industrial internship which allows them to gain experience in an industrial environment.

Full time

Start date:
2 Years
Teaching method:
Lausanne, Switzerland
EUR 2,321.08 (CHF 2,532.00)
EUR 2,321.08 (CHF 2,532.00)
Tuition fees

Course contact information

School of Life Sciences; School of Engineering
University accredited:
120 ECTS
Last update: 14/07/2016


Module name Credits (ECTS or CATS) Duration Core / elective / recommended Available as Short course (CPD)
Chemical Engineering core  
Industrial Internship in Chemical Engineering 30 ECTS core  
Laboratory & Projects 17 ECTS core  
Management core  
Masters Thesis 30 ECTS core  
Processes Technology core  
Biochemical Engineering elective  
Biotechnology elective  
Energy and the Environment elective  
Green Chemical Engineering elective  
Polymer Sciences elective