Studies at the department of Chemical Engineering

This information is for students at the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Information in Norwegian.

General information for students at NTNU.

Study plans

Student advisor

Anacleta Venturin Andersen is the student advisor for the Master’s programmes in Chemical Engineering (MSCHEMENG) and Sustainable Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (MSCHEMBI) at the Department of Chemical Engineering. You can ask here about:

  • General student counseling
  • Study plan and choice of courses
  • Approval of external courses
  • Exam results and appeals on grades
  • Change of specialization
  • Approval of practice
  • Study rooms
  • Student exchange
  • Specialization project
  • Agreement for Master thesis
  • Diploma

Specialization at IKP

In the autumn of the last year of the 2-year master program, you can chose one specialization course of 7.5 ECTS and one specialization project of 15 ECTS, or one specialization course of 7.5 ECTS, a smaller specialization project of 7.5 ECTS and an ordinary course of 7.5 ECTS. The size of the project is decided in cooperation with the supervisor for the project.

Specialization courses

Specialization courses are offered within the following areas:

Specialization projects

The specialization project (TKP4580 (15 ECTS) / TKP4581 (7.5 ECTS)) is usually carried out individually and includes a presentation of the project. Each presentation is 15 min + 5 min for questions. The supervisor organizes the schedule and date of the presentations.

List of all project proposals fall 2023 is found here.

Important dates

  • April - May: Project proposals are made available for students.
  • June 1st: Deadline for choosing specialization courses and project in Studentweb.
  • Week 34: Study start. Info om start-up pf the modules will be announced in Blackboard.
  • End of November / beginning of December: Exam in the modules.
  • 20. desember: Deadline for delivering project report in INSPERA.

Master thesis at IKP

The master thesis work is carried out in the last spring semester of your studies and you have 20 weeks to submit your thesis. The thesis work is usually given in relation to current research projects at the department or to industrial projects in cooperation with industrial partners.

Relevant information about writing a master's thesis at the Department of Chemical Engineering:

Hazardous activity identification and risk assessment

Before starting work on your thesis you must also do a hazardous activity identification (this applies also for work that is purely theoretical) and a risk assessment of all the activities identified in the hazardous activity identification process (not necessary for theoretical work).

Identification of hazardous activity / risk assessment is done in cooperation with your supervisor(s). Questions on how to perform the risk assessment can be directed to the HSE-coordinator at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Karin Wiggen Godø.

All risk assessments at IKP must be registered in NTNU's digital risk assessment system. Log in with your NTNU profile and fill in. This has to be done no matter if you are going to work in the lab or not!

Useful information concerning risk assessment:

Student Exhange

If you want to study abroad as part of your studies at the Department of Chemical Engineering, you can find information about studying abroad here.

You must take the full study load (30 ECTS per semester), as well as choose subjects that in content and scope correspond to the compulsory courses you miss while you are abroad. If you are wondering how many credits / units you must have at the various universities to get the full study load - contact Anacleta Venturin Andersen who is the study supervisor on the study programs MSCHEMENG / MSCHEMBI.

Where can you go?

There is no limitations to where you can go - but it can be good to start to evaluate universities where IKP has sent students to before.



Spania|Universidad Politech de Valencia

Tyskland|RWTH, Aachen


Australia/New Zealand

USA /Canada


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