Single-Course English 5 ECTS

Advanced Chemical Product Design

Overall Course Objectives

See course 28311
And in addition market analysis and computer-aided design.
You will be able to conduct a complete design of YOUR OWN product in YOUR OWN selected team and with a dedicated mentor to guide during the product design. However, all course participants will be part of a team.

Learning Objectives

  • work professionally in student-selected teams and on group-selected product ideas
  • conduct analyses and orientations around a product which has a potential for market development
  • perform a thorough design of the product following the 4-stage methodology (needs-specification-concept generation-selection) from 28311
  • apply computer-aided design methods for product development
  • apply computational and technical skills in all phases of product design
  • analyse market needs and product prospects in a local or global market environment
  • be innovative in generation of product concepts for design based on own-selected product ideas
  • evaluate a product in relation to the 17 UN sustainability goals

Course Content

This course is based on the knowledge acquired in the prerequisite course 28311. New elements include market analysis and computer-aided product design.

During the course you work in teams which are formed by the students themselves. The teams choose their own product idea and each team is assigned one mentor who can guide during the design process. A group report with individual sections is the basis of the evaluation.

You will work with all elements mentioned in 28311 in your own product idea and in addition market analysis and emphasis on including quantitative elements in many parts of the design process e.g. via computer-aided design aspects.

Recommended prerequisites

Bachelor degree
You like to challange your technical skills in a realistic, but difficult and diffuse context of open ended problems from “real life”. You have a broad knowledge of organic, inorganic, biological, physical, and technical chemisty, incl. mass and heat balances, unit operations, thermodynamics, reaction engineering and mathematical modelling.

Teaching Method

Lectures, team work, open ended problems


The following textbook is used in the course: Wesselingh, J.A., Kiil, S., Vigild, M.E. (2007) Design and development of biological, chemical, food and pharmaceutical products, Wiley.

See course in the course database.





3 weeks


Chemical Engineering


DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 28412
Course type Candidate
Semester start Week 1
Semester end Week 35
Days Mon-fri 8:00-17:00

7.500,00 DKK