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.


Module MV-TD-68-M-4

Development and Design of Chemical Processes (M, 2.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MV-TD-68-M-4 Development and Design of Chemical Processes 2.0 CP (60 h)


CP, Effort 2.0 CP = 60 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [MV-LTD] Engineering Thermodynamics
Reference course of study [MV-82.B10-SG] B.Sc. Energy and Process Engineering
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V MV-TD-86078-K-4
Development and Design of Chemical Processes
P 28 h 32 h - - PL1 2.0 WiSe
  • About [MV-TD-86078-K-4]: Title: "Development and Design of Chemical Processes"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 32 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (90-120 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 10684 ("Development and Design of Chemical Processes")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


  • Process structure
  • Raw materials
  • Production network
  • Important products / value-added chains
  • Economic fundamentals of chemical production (key parameters, sensitivities)
  • Incentives for process development
  • Unit operations (reaction, separation)
  • Stages of process development (synthesis, integration, validation, scale-up)
  • Visit of the department of process development at BASF

Competencies / intended learning achievements

1. Lectures

The students are able to describe and discuss

  • basic steps of the development of chemical processes.
  • methods applied in the process development.
  • economic assessment of processes.
  • ways to compare differences between the plan and reality in process design.

2. Exercises:

The students are able to

  • mirror the learning outcomes of the lecture to the practice of process development as observed during the visit of BASF.


Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, Band 6, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim (2003)

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)

Basic knowledge of chemistry and physics


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MV-TD-68-M-4]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[MV-82.B10-SG] B.Sc. Energy and Process Engineering [Specialisation] KF1: Verfahrenstechnik [WP] Compulsory Elective
[MV-88.A29-SG] M.Sc. Biological and Chemical Engineering [Compulsory Modules] Studienschwerpunkt II [WP] Compulsory Elective
Module-Pool Name
[MV-ALLG-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Master allgemein 2022
[MV-ALL-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule allgemein
[MV-BioVT-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Bioverfahrenstechnik
[MV-EVT-2022-MPOOL-4] Wahlpflichtmodule B.Sc. EVT 2022