Course Works


The CPE course works were originally co-developed by Thai and German professors based on the AVT master curriculum. Our industrial-oriented courses were primarily designed to fulfill the industrial needs in Thailand and South East Asian countries.


Course Description

Interfacial Transport Phenomena (Required)

Transport problems involving momentum, heat, and mass transfer in chemical engineering and process engineering applications. Conservation of momentum, heat, and mass transfer in laminar and turbulent flow in microscopic approach.  Equations of change for multi-component systems including charge. Moving boundary systems. Steady and transient simultaneous heat and mass transfer. Interfacial stability. Determination of transport properties.  Macroscopic transport theory.


Heterogeneous Kinetic Reactions (Required)

Design equations for ideal reactors. Isothermal and non-isothermal reactors for homogeneous reactions. Deviation from ideal-reactor performance. Heterogeneous catalysis including thermodynamics and kinetics of adsorption and reaction on solid surfaces. Multiphase reactors. Analysis of non-ideal reactors. Non - ideal flow.


Molecular Thermodynamics and Interfacial Properties (Required)

Applications of thermodynamics in chemical industries. Chemical and phase equilibrium of heterogeneous closed and open systems. Statistical Mechanics and background of equations of state and GE models.  Application of equations of state to industrial uses. Experimental determination of thermodynamic properties. Modeling of thermodynamics properties.  Thermodynamic and electrostatic properties of interfaces. Interactions between interfaces.


Chemical Process Design (Required)

Process invention heuristics and analysis including process synthesis, process simulation, process optimization, cost analysis and estimation, controllability analysis, environmental protection and safety consideration.


Chemical Product Design (Required)

Categories of products in chemical engineering. Principle and procedure of product design. Steps in designing industrial and consumer products. Technology and economic concerns. Product design report and presentation.


Seminar on Modern Aspects of Chemical and Process Engineering (Required)

Public presentation and report submission of research and development or new technology in the field of chemical and process engineering.


Advanced Separation Technology (Elective)

Advanced design strategies for separation processes with the following topics: Advantage of integrating unit operation, Reactive distillation, Reactive extraction, Liquid-membrane extraction, Chromatography, Simulated moving bed chromatography.


Multiphase Flow (Elective)

Gas-Liquid systems, fluid-solid systems, and solid-liquid-gas systems.  Design criteria for two-phase and three-phase flow systems.  Application of two-phase flow in pollution treatments.  Application of two-phase flow in separation technology.  Application of three-phase flow in fluidized bed, petrochemical process, and petroleum engineering.


Advanced Process Heat Integration (Elective)

Advanced topics in process heat and power integration including: Pinch analysis for maximum energy recovery, Heat exchanger network with a minimum number of units, Superstructures for minimization of annual costs, Heat integrated distillation trains, Positioning heat engines and heat pumps, Heat integration of batch process.


Biochemical Engineering (Elective)

Introduction to microbiology. Enzyme kinetics and deactivation. Transport phenomena in bioprocess. Interfacial mass transfer in cellular system. Growth kinetics. Fermentation and applications. Product recovery. Bioreactor design and scale-up.


Membrane Technology (Elective)

Principle of membrane processes.  Membrane characterization and preparation.  Dialysis and electrodialysis process. Reverse Osmosis.  Microfiltration. Ultrafiltration and nanofiltration. Pervaporation. Applications of Membrane technology in separation processes.


Energy Technology for Chemical Engineer (Elective)

Overview of energy situation and trends. Fundamentals of thermal energy systems and energy conversion processes in chemical industry. Principles of main energy technologies: fossil energy, solar energy, wind energy, biomass and biofuel energy, and fuel cell.


Catalytic Reaction Engineering (Elective)

A study of catalysis theory, application, preparation and analysis. Understanding towards scientific problems arising behind catalysis processes and systems with fashionable catalytic equipment and techniques.  Principle of heterogeneous catalysis, for instance, selectivity of catalysts, definition of catalytic activity, procedure of catalytic adsorption and desorption, kinetics of surface reactions, characterizations of catalysts and their surfaces including gas-phased probe reactions and temperature programmed reactions, the significant of pore structure and surface area in heterogeneous catalysis, the solid-state and surface chemistry of catalysis and classic catalytic reactions.


Industrial Enzymology (Elective)

Enzyme nomenclature. Enzyme structure. Enzyme biosynthesis and genetic information. Structure-function relationship. Enzymatic and chemical modification. Protein engineering. Enzyme purification. Enzyme kinetics. Enzymatic analysis. Measurement of enzyme activity. Enzymes in biotechnology. Heterologous enzymes. Metabolic engineering for products.


Selected Topics in Chemical and Process Engineering (Elective)

Lecture by experts, studies, seminar and/or individual investigations in selected or specific areas of chemical and process engineering, including the topics concerning the new or advanced knowledge in chemical and process engineering.


Master Student Project (Required)

The master student projects have to be completed before the students begin their master theses.The main objective of the master student project is to prepare students to deal with scientific demands.  The various projects offered are flexible and based primarily on individual’s interest.  They may involve theoretical or computing works, engineering design studies, and case studies or experimental works in any process-engineering laboratories. The projects can be either basic or applied research.  However, it is recommended that the project should be in collaboration with the industry. A proposal must be submitted and approved before the project is operated. Students also have to submit a well-written final report and give a presentation after the project is completed.


Industrial Internship (Required)

Utilize knowledge to solve or analyze engineering problems that occur in a factory, as well as to work in an industrial environment. Students must write a working report summarizing their jobs and outcomes.


Thesis (Required)

Research on an interesting topic in chemical and process engineering.