Refinery Products and Processes


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in Chemical and Bio Industrial Products II

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • Account for crude oil production
  • Account for the composition of crude oil
  • Describe the general structure of an oil refinery
  • Explain the main refinery processes such as distillation, cracking and desulphurization
  • Describe a given refinery process


  • Perform relevant calculations for a given refinery process
  • Set up mass and energy balances for a given refinery process
  • Evaluate the effect of changing parameters for a given refinery process
  • Evaluate the potential of the project for further development, assessing and incorporating relevant economic factors
  • Propose relevant laboratory experiments to allow for better modelling of a process
  • Write a project report following the standards of the field of study, include relevant literature, use the correct terminology, and communicate the problem and results in writing, graphically and orally in a coherent way
  • Justify the choice of literature, methods, models and other tools used in the project and asses the problem of the project and results in relevant professional and social contexts and in relation to literature


  • Evaluate if changes to a given process could be beneficial
  • Propose a course of action regarding a given process
  • Evaluate the quality of experimental data obtained and their applicability to a model of a given refinery process
  • Handle the planning, implementation and management of a project and handle complex and development-oriented tasks during the project work and contribute to the project group's work and results
  • Identify own learning needs for continued development and education in the field of study

Type of instruction

  • Project work

Extent and expected workload

450 hours



Name of examRefinery Products and Processes
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleRaffinaderiprodukter og processer
Module codeK-KT-B5-16
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersB


Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science