Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS) in Industrial Chemistry

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS)
Academic Year 2017/2018
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8513
Course class L-27 - Chemistry
Years in which the programme is being held I Year, II Year, III Year
Mode of study Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Admission typology Restricted access
Place of teaching Bologna
Programme Director Valerio Zanotti
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

To be accepted on this degree programme you need to have a five-year secondary school diploma or equivalent qualification obtained abroad, or a four-year secondary school diploma and diploma for the relative supplementary year, or, where no longer active (e.g. teaching high school), will be assigned additional learning credits.
You also need the following learning background: good ability to reason logically as well as to use the main methods of elementary mathematics in application to common situations occurring in the field of experimental science.
This is a restricted-access degree programme for which a ranking list will be formed according to the results of an access test which all students must sit. The procedure and criteria of the access test, and the pass-mark giving access without any additional learning requirements (known as OFAs) will be outlined in the Call for applications.
Those below the pass-mark will be admitted to the Degree Programme until the scheduled number is reached, but subjected to an OFA. The OFA must be fulfilled during the first year of the programme and within the deadline set by the University.
Such an OFA will be deemed to have been fulfilled if you:
a. pass the access test when next held, or
b. pass the Maths with Practical Work exam, or General and Inorganic Chemistry with Laboratory, as stipulated by the Degree Programme Board in relation to the specific OFA, or
c. pass the exam at the end of maths tutoring, if that is scheduled in your enrolment academic year.
If a student so requests, and the Degree Programme Board upholds the claim, the OFA may be taken as fulfilled if the student can set towards it educational credits (not less than two credits) gained as part of the MIUR Scientific Degree Plan or other equivalent official training scheme, before enrolling for the Degree Programme.
Students who fail to pass the OFA by the deadline will enrol next academic year to repeat the first year and in the course of that year will have to go through the OFA procedure again.
Students who already have a degree or university diploma, or who enrol in the restricted-access degree programme by a switch from another Bologna University degree programme or transfer from another university, must nonetheless sit the admission test abiding by the rules governing it. Foreign students may enrol in the degree programme up to the maximum number stipulated in the Call.

Programme profile

The specific job-oriented objectives of the Degree in Industrial Chemistry are to produce graduates who possess:
- chemical and technological expertise that may be used in the explicit sector of industrial chemical manufacturing. They will be familiar with the reactions and processes through from the laboratory to the production phase, as well as in all manufacturing and service sectors that require knowledge of products and materials, their properties and how to apply them;
- enough know-how to interact with professionals trained in scientifically connected subjects involved in producing, manipulating, applying and monitoring chemical products and employing materials (devising methods of synthesis, optimization and monitoring of processes, safety procedures, environmental compatibility, energy saving and recycling, economic aspects of manufacturing, quality control, properties of materials);
- in-depth knowledge and experience of the experimental methods and laboratory techniques needed in research, analysis and monitoring laboratories;
- the skills (including ICT methods) needed to find, work up and present the results of experimental and bibliographical research, technical data, and information pertaining to copyright;
- a solid enough basic scientific background to go on to relevant second-cycle degrees or first-level University Masters.

Expected learning outcomes

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Course units

The course units are listed according to the chosen curriculum


Students may choose to carry out traineeships in Industries or Bodies or one of the vocational course units organised by the Department CHIMIND in collaboration with Industries or Bodies. The vocational course units have a practical-seminar character and attendance is compulsory. There is no final exam, but only a certification and assessment of attendance.
For information: Industrial Chemistry Internships

Extra-curricular activities

On the Bologna Department premises, conferences and seminars and organised, held by alumni, scholars, also from foreign Universities.

International mobility

International students have many excellent opportunities available to them for investing in their future and developing their talents and skills through the various internationally recognised and accredited programs provided by the University of Bologna.
International student office

Exchanges are possible through agreements with various universities as part of the Erasmus programme; moreover, the School of Science, every academic year, offers scholarships for research periods abroad for undergraduates or graduate students.

Student mobility contact persons:
Prof. Paolo Righi, tel. +39 051 2093640, email:

Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (laurea specialistica/magistrale) and master universitario di primo livello.

Career opportunities

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Teaching manager

Prof. Sergio Zappoli, email:, tel: 051 2093256.

Contact details

Lessons are held on the premises of the Bologna Department CHIMIND Toso Monatanari in V.le Risorgimento 4
phone 051 2093651, fax: 051 2093651, email:
Where we are and useful contacts

Student advisory services: Prof.ssa.ssa Mara Carmela Iapalucci, email:

Scientific Degree programme project manager: Prof.ssa.ssa Mara Carmela Iapalucci, email: