Competence field 1: Competences in one/more scientific discipline(s)
Competence field 2: Scientific competences
- Master and apply advanced knowledge in the own engineering discipline in solving complex problems.
- Apply Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools and advanced communication instruments in a creative and purposeful way.
- Innovative use of expert-knowledge in all parts of chemical installations and the processes taking place in them.
- Creative use of expert-knowledge for design and optimisation of chemical installations.
- Original, constructive and innovative use of different and supporting engineering-disciplines during design and research.
- Apply knowledge of basic chemistry to chemical installations, especially during development of chemical-analytical ways of thinking.
- Apply knowledge of basic mathematics to chemical installations, especially during the development of mathematical-analytical ways of thinking.
- Apply knowledge of chemistry and process technology to arrive at a solution-focused approach of reactor design and choice of materials.
- Apply knowledge of physics and process technology to arrive at a solution-focused choice of apparatus.
Competence field 3: Intellectual competences
- Analyse complex problems and formulate them into concrete research questions.
- Consult the scientific literature as part of the own research.
- Select and apply the appropriate models, methods and techniques.
- Develop and validate mathematical models and methods.
- Interpret research findings in an objective and critical manner.
- Be able to handle lack of data for multidisciplinary formulations of problems.
- Compose experimental schemata in view of design and optimisation of models.
- Perform result-focused scientific research and design.
- Be prepared to identify, evaluate and eliminate shortcomings in own research and design.
Competence field 4: Competences in cooperation and communication
- Independently form an opinion complex situations and problems, and defend this point of view.
- Apply knowledge in a creative, purposeful and innovative way to research, conceptual design and production.
- Critically reflect on one’s own way of thinking and acting, and understand the limits of one’s competences.
- Stay up‐to‐date with the evolutions in the discipline to elevate the own competences to expert level.
- Readily adapt to changing professional circumstances.
- Problem-avoiding, problem-solving and system-oriented scientific thinking.
- Critically analyse scientific and industrial problems in the domain of chemical technology and compare own analysis to that of others.
- Independently extend the own area of research, taking into account the constant evolution of the area of expertise.
Competence field 5: Societal competences
- Have the ability to communicate in English about the own field of specialisation.
- Project management: have the ability to formulate objectives, report efficiently, keep track of targets, progress of the project,...
- Have the ability to work as a member of a team in a multi‐disciplinary working‐environment, as well as being capable of taking on supervisory responsibilities.
- Report on technical or scientific subjects verbally, in writing and using graphics.
Competence field 6: Profession-specific competence
- Act in an ethical, professional and social way.
- Recognize the most important business and legal aspects of the own engineering discipline.
- Understand the historical evolution of the own engineering discipline and its social relevance.
- Master the complexity of technical systems by using system and process models.
- Reconcile conflicting specifications and prior conditions in a high‐quality and innovative concept or process.
- Synthesize incomplete, contradictory or redundant data into useful information.
- Possess sufficient ready knowledge and understanding to evaluate the results of complex calculations, or make approximate estimates.
- Pay attention to entire life cycles of systems, machines, and processes.
- Pay attention to energy‐efficiency, environmental cost, use of raw materials and labour costs.
- Pay attention to all aspects of reliability, safety, and ergonomics.
- Have insight into and understanding of the importance of entrepreneurship.
- Show perseverance, innovativeness, and an aptitude for creating added value.