2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master in Chemical and Process Engineering

Degree programme

Programme type 2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 8896
Degree Programme Class LM-22 - Chemical engineering
Years in which the programme is being held I, II
Type of access Open access with assessment of personal competencies

The degree programme is divided into the following curricula:

  1. Processes engineering (Taught in Italian)
  2. Sustainable technologies and biotechnologies for energy and materials (Taught in English)
  3. Food engineering (Taught in Italian)
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Type One or more curricula provide double/multiple degree
Inter-University programme COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
Degree Programme Director Maria Grazia De Angelis
Language Italian,English

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

The minimum graduate admission requirement is a bachelor's university degree of three years duration or gained through the acquisition of at least 180 ECTS credits or other degree from accredited institutions recognized as equivalent.

Applicants are accepted with Italian or International university degrees which include a suitable number of university credits in fundamental subjects for chemical, materials or process engineering, together with appropriate corresponding grades (applicants with an Italian degree are invited to read the Italian version of course regulation for detailed indications about ideal applicant profile in terms of Italian university credits). Evaluation of suitability of applicants' degree and curriculum is performed by the Master's Committee which decides about their admission to the Program.

The degree program can provide a session for international students and appoint a commission to assess the students' personal competencies and skills, consistent with the competition notice awarding scholarships (scolarships deadline is scheduled in May).

The Degree Programme Board, in order to make students fulfil requirements about personal preparation, in providing admission to the Master might decide to assign obligations in the student's Study Plan, regarding credits which need to be acquired within the freely chosen learning activities (electives).

Admission to the degree programme is subject to the assessment of knowledge and skills in the English language:

· to level B1 for the students of the curricula “Ingegneria di Processo “ and “Ingegneria Alimentare”.

· to level B2 for the students of the curriculum “Sustainable Technologies and biotechnologies for Energy and Materials”.

If no certificate is available the knowledge level will be assessed by the Degree Programme Board.

A certification of English language of at least B2 level (given either by the University Linguistic Centre or by an equivalent certifying body) has to be obtained anyway by the end of the first year of enrollment.

Programme profile

The 2ndcycle degree programme aims specifically to produce professional ChemicalEngineers and Biotechnological Engineers. The specific learning outcomes areachieved through a curriculum focusing on seven main learning areas, consistentwith the competences required by the professional profiles:

1. specialistbasic skills in mathematics and basic sciences and more specific aspects linkedto fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, transport phenomena and unit operations
2. design
3. processdevelopment
4.environment, safety and sustainability
6. materials
7. off-shoreplants

In additionto these seven learning areas, graduates will develop skills in professionalautonomy, communication and self-learning. The specific competences aredetailed in section A4.b. below.These learning outcomes are achievedthrough a curriculum which allows students to acquire a command of specialistmethodological aspects of chemical engineering, for the design and developmentof processes in a context of environmental protection, safety andsustainability, also developing advanced knowledge of fluid dynamics,thermodynamics and transport phenomena and specific applications in control andsafety analysis techniques. Completed by knowledge of biotechnology, materialsand off-shore sectors, the programme includes workshop experiences, autonomousproject work and/or industrial internships. The study plan thus provideslearning opportunities within a system of the above described competences,guaranteeing the ability to respond to different specialist demands for theadvanced analysis and design of industrial transformation processes.

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The degree programme is divided into the following curricula:

  1. Processes engineering (Taught in Italian)
  2. Sustainable technologies and biotechnologies for energy and materials (Taught in English)
  3. Food engineering (Taught in Italian)

Access to further study

It gives access to thirdcycle studies (PhD/Specialisation schools) and to professional master'sprogrammes.

Career opportunities

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