Design (elective module)

Standard workload: at least 12.0 ECTS

Learning Outcomes:

Technical and methodological competencies: After completing the module, students have theoretical knowledge in methods of modeling materials as well as process simulation, and have learned to implement these concepts and apply them to environmentally relevant problems. At the same time, they know the basics of legislation and environmental law in order to be able to use the acquired legal knowledge to assess and answer practical questions.
Cognitive and practical competencies: Based on the acquired knowledge, students are able to apply computer-assisted methods to support the answering of environmentally relevant questions and have basic knowledge of legal regulations at Union- and National level.
Social competencies and self-competencies: By using computer-based methods, students learn resource-saving procedures.
Contents: Basic data-processing- and data-modeling-skills; bioinformatics methods and simulation techniques for problems in the fields of bio- and materials chemistry; computer-aided analysis and presentation of extensive data sets for automation in everyday laboratory work and for process optimization; legal basics of environmentally relevant topics, such as plant protection law, biotechnology, etc.; political-economic approaches to resource economics.

Expected prior knowledge:

Technical and methodological competencies: Fundamentals of chemistry at bachelor level.
Cognitive and practical competencies: Digital knowledge and skills for computer-based work.
Social competencies and self-competencies: Interest in computer-based methods as well as legal responsibilities, approval procedures and measures.
Mandatory Requirements: None.

Courses of the module:

Within the framework of this elective module, students must complete courses amounting to at least 12.0 ECTS, of which at least 6.0 ECTS must be of a lecture or a seminar type.
The courses currently eligible are listed each semester in the course catalog of the respective universities. In particular, students may choose courses from the following lists of courses, according to availability. Other courses at the participating universities may be accepted for this elective module.
TU Wien

  • 3.0/2.0 VO Development and Evaluation of Sustainable Processes (TUW)
  • 3.0/2.0 VO Applied Modeling in Process and Energy Engineering (TUW)
  • 3.0/2.0 VO Process Simulation (TUW)
  • 3.0/2.0 VO Fluid Dynamics (CFD) of Thermal Separation Processes (TUW)
  • 6.0/6.0 UE Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (TUW)
  • 3.0/2.0 VU Process Optimisation Methods and Applications (TUW)
  • 3.0/2.0 VU Data Science Methods for Green Chemistry and Engineering (TUW)
  • 4.0/4.0 LU Elective Exercise Technological (TUW)
  • 6.0/6.0 LU Elective Exercise Technological (TUW)
  • 4.0/4.0 LU Elective Exercise Chemical (TUW)
  • 6.0/6.0 LU Elective Exercise Chemical (TUW)
  • 2.0/1.0 VO Environmental Chemistry (Uni Wien)

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

  • 3.0/2.0 VO Legislation in environmental and plant protection affairs (BOKU)
  • 3.0/2.0 VO Global waste management I (BOKU)
  • 3.0/2.0 VO Global change ecology (BOKU)
  • 2.0/2.0 VU Process simulation (BOKU)
  • 2.0/1.0 VO Environmental Chemistry (Uni Wien)

University of Vienna

  • 2.0/1.0 VO Computer Graphics and Molecular Modelling (Uni Wien)
  • 3.0/3.0 PR Laboratory Course: Computer Graphics and Molecular Modelling (Uni Wien)
  • 2.0/1.0 VO Environmental Chemistry (Uni Wien)
  • 4.0/2.0 VU Machine Learning for Molecules and Materials (Uni Wien)
  • 4.0/4.0 PR Research Examples from Theoretical Chemistry (Uni Wien)
  • 3.0/2.0 VU Computational Systems Biology: from Enzymes to Networks (Uni Wien)
  • 3.0/3.0 PR Data Science in Bioanalysis (Uni Wien)
  • 3.0/2.0 VU Introduction to Metabolic Modelling (Uni Wien)
  • 3.0/2.0 VU (Introduction to) Network Analysis with Python (Uni Wien)
  • 4.0/2.0 VU Bio-inspired Materials and Applications in Research (Uni Wien)
  • 6.0/6.0 PR Research Examples: Bioinspired/Composite Materials (Uni Wien)
  • 2.0/2.0 UE Laboratory Course in Environmental Chemistry (Uni Wien)
  • 2.0/2.0 UE Green Chemistry and Environmental Science (Uni Wien)
  • 2.0/1.0 VO Environmental Chemistry (Uni Wien)