Module Handbook

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Notes on the module handbook of the department Mechanical and Process Engineering

Die hier dargestellten veröffentlichten Studiengang-, Modul- und Kursdaten des Fachbereichs Maschinenbau und Verfahrenstechnik ersetzen die Modulbeschreibungen im KIS und wuden mit Ausnahme folgender Studiengänge am 28.10.2020, bzw. am 13.01.2021 verabschiedet.


Course MV-LTD-86060-K-7

chemPLANT project (2L, 5.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 L Project work 5.0 CP 28 h 122 h
(2L) 5.0 CP 28 h 122 h


CP, Effort 5.0 CP = 150 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-LTD] Engineering Thermodynamics
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Content The chemPLANT competition gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their theoretical knowledge and skills in the broad spectrum of process engineering in a practical task (plant design / process planning). The task is set by a consortium of industrial companies. The teams of 2 to 5 students have 3.5 months to submit their results, which are then presented to a jury at a conference. Creativity and procedural thinking are required in finding the innovative solutions. Possible topics are:
  • Digitalization and Industry 4.0
  • Process planning and conceptual design of new plants
  • Sustainability in the chemical industry

The evaluation of the developed solution is based on technical correctness, creativity, consideration of ecological and economic aspects and style and language of the written elaboration.

A supervisor will be assigned to students to coordinate the process of the module; however, the supervisor does not cooperate in solving the tasks from the chemPLANT competition.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Building on the knowledge acquired so far in their studies, the students are to develop a creative solution to a practical design problem from the chemical industry. Students are expected to develop a creative solution to a real-world design problem from the chemical industry based on their knowledge acquired over the course of their studies. The focus is on the independent work on the problem by the group and the cooperation of the individual students within the group. The students deepen their theoretical knowledge and gain extensive practical experience.


Will be announced by the supervisor


Computer-aided process design in groups (2-5 persons)


The time schedule regarding the registration deadline and the publication of the assignment varies from year to year and can be requested from the supervisors of the chair.

Requirements for attendance (informal)

Broad basic knowledge (the Bachelor's degree should be completed as far as possible. In the Master's programme, participation is possible at any time).

Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-LTD-86060-K-7]

Module Name Context
[MV-LTD-M200-M-4] chemPLANT project WP: Obligation to choose 2L, 5.0 LP