Environmentally Sustainable Process Technology” An international Master’s program at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden: formulation, performance and evaluation of case studies
Paper in proceedings, 1999
ABSTRACT: Environmentally sustainable process technology is an international Master’s Programme, which has been offered by Chalmers since 1997. This programme has been established in order to meet the needs and demands of engineers having both the knowledge and the skills required to design, develop, and improve processes which are environmentally sustainable as well as economically sound. This means that the effluent from processes should be minimised, the processes themselves should be as energy-efficient as possible, and the products must be economically competitive. A part of this programme is concerned with a case study, giving the students the opportunity to apply their knowledge in practice. This paper is concerned with presenting a method for planning, execution, control and evaluation of the case studies as an essential part of the Master’s Programme. Industrial patterns have an important roll especially in designing and evaluating the cases. The progress of the case studies is followed up in different ways by the supervisor and the co-ordination committee. The learning outcomes and the work efficiency are also controlled and evaluated through a questionnaire and personal interviews.