By Olivia Thomas
June 26, 2019

capstone chemistry and technology for sustainability | university courses

COURSE DESCRIPTION;

From EdX and Delft University of Technology WageningenX

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CAPSTONE PROJECT IS FOR ID-VERIFIED MICROMASTERS LEARNERS WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY OBTAINED VERIFIED CERTIFICATE IN THE OTHER MICROMASTERS PROGRAMME.  To learn more about the MicroMasters Programme and related courses click here.

"In this capstone project, you will focus on designing a sustainable biobased process. The emphasis of the project is on conversion. You will design a process from biomass to a finished product and discuss your choices for a catalyst, reactor type, organism and feedstock. You should be able to discuss your choices in the broad picture of sustainability while emphasizing the conversion aspects of the process.

The final product in this capstone project is a written report.

Complete your MicroMasters credential by signing up for a virtually-proctored exam. This 2 hour, multiple choice exam will test your knowledge on all topics discussed in the 3 MicroMasters programme courses."

You can only start the capstone project after completing all other courses in the MicroMasters programme in Chemistry and Technology for Sustainability with a verified certificate for every course.

Explore the other courses in the MicroMasters programme:

  • BIOREFINERY: FROM BIOMASS TO BUILDING BLOCKS OF BIOBASED PRODUCTS; Design new (bio)catalytic conversion routes to use biobased feedstocks to their highest potential
  • CATALYTIC CONVERSIONS FOR BIOBASED CHEMICALS AND PRODUCTS; Design new (bio)catalytic conversion routes to use biobased feedstocks to their highest potential
  • CAPSTONE; Final project and exam (only available to learners who have obtained a verified certificate in all other courses of the MicroMasters)

What you'll learn;

  • Design a sustainable biobased process.
  • Choose an appropriate catalyst for the process and discuss the consequences of that catalyst on the process.
  • Choose an appropriate organism for the process and discuss the consequences.
  • Choose the appropriate feedstock for your biobased process and discuss the consequences.
  • Calculate the mass balance of the process.

COURSE SYLLABUS

COURSE DETAILS;

  • COURSE PRICE $299 USD
  • 8 WEEKS
  • 12-20 HOURS PER WEEK
  • ADVANCED LEVEL
  • PREREQUISITES | BSc in technology, engineering (and applied) sciences. You should have at least BSc level knowledge on courses and topics such as chemistry, mathematics and process engineering & completing the other MicroMasters courses.

INSTRUCTOR;

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