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BJ02A2080 Project on Product and Process Design, 10 cr 
Code BJ02A2080  Validity 01.08.2019 -
Name Project on Product and Process Design  Abbreviation Project on Prod 
Credits10 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Engineering Science 

Tuomas Koiranen 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta

Replaces the course BJ02A2070 Project on Process and Plant Design.


M.Sc. (Tech.) 2



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Tuomas Koiranen, Professor

Arto Laari, Docent, Researcher


Upon completion of the module, the student will be able to:
Create and develop ideas for chemical products.
Compare product ideas and make selections.
Apply chemical engineering knowledge to realizable product and process design.
Perform technical and economical design calculations.
Solve real design problem starting sometimes from limited and incomplete initial information.
Seek and create novel solutions to design problems.


The projects are carried out in the groups of five students. The topics are related to products e.g. in chemical production, waste treatment and prosessing, bioprocesses, metal processing, circular economy, energy industry. A typical topic starts with product design or product analysis covering a brief market survey, comparison of process alternatives, preliminary process design (process flow diagram, mass and energy balances, sizing of main equipment, lay-out, cost and profitability estimation). Different aspects are emphasized in different projects, depending on the topic.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures and exercises 22 h, project meetings, 1st and 2nd period. Design and project work 240 h, 1st-2nd period.
Total workload 260 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0-5, design reports 100%.

Course Materials 

Lecture material, Moodle.
Additional literature e.g. Sinnott, R., Towler, C., Chemical engineering design, Elsevier, 2011, Peters, M.S.,Timmerhaus, K.D., West, R.E., Plant design and economics for chemical engineers, McGraw-Hill


BJ01A5020 Prosessi- ja tehdassuunnittelu (process & plant design) or equivalent passed.
BJ02A2041 Advanced Process Design or equivalent passed.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 

max 15

Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 

max 5


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