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BJ02A2011 Modelling of Unit Operations, 5 cr 
Code BJ02A2011  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Modelling of Unit Operations  Abbreviation Modelling of Un 
Credits5 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesYes
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Engineering Science 

Heikki Haario 
Dipal Shah 

Description by Study Guide
Note  Location: Lappeenranta 
Year  M.Sc. (Tech.) 1, M.Sc. (Tech.) 2 
Teaching Language  English 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, Ph.D. Heikki Haario


After completing the module the student - can describe steady-state and transient unit operations with mathematical models - can validate models and estimate parameters from experimental data - can apply phenomenon based models in process development and design
tasks, such as sizing, optimization, and scale-up - can use mathematical and simulation software.


Modeling and parameter estimation in Matlab, for Chemical Engineering and Applied Mathematics in general. The course presents kinetic models for processes that feature chemical reactions, temperature dependence, CSTR and batch reactors with and without cooling, plug flow and pipeline reactors.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 24 h, exercises 14 h, 2nd period. Home assignments 70 h, self-study 22 h. Home assignments passed, no exam.
Total workload 130 h.

Suitability for doctoral studies (Yes/Leave empty)  Yes 
Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No)  No 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0-5. Half of the grade is decided by the share of exercises completed by the student, the other half by the quality of the work and reports produced from home assignments.

Course Materials 

In Moodle.


Either the Finnish course Johdatus tekniseen lasekntaan or Principles of Technical Computing, or corresponding skills in MATLAB programming.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)  max 10 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)  max 10 

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