Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS) in Industrial Chemistry

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS)
Academic Year 2017/2018
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 0884
Degree Programme Class LM-71 - Industrial chemistry
Years in which the programme is being held I, II Year
Teaching mode Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Admission typology Open access with assessment of personal competencies

The degree programme is divided in two curricula:

- Curriculum A39 Industrial Chemistry
- Curriculum A40 Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry

Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Type Only few curricula provide multiple degree
Degree Programme Director Stefano Zacchini
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Programme profile

The master's degree programme sets out to produce graduates with the theoretical and practical expertise required to work in multi-disciplinary work areas engaged in:
- research,
- development,
- production,
- quality and safety control,
- application and commercialization of materials or products for industry, agriculture, services or the consumer market.
The master's graduates will be able to tackle problems dealing with the definition, design, development and industrial implementation of:
- chemical, microbiological or enzymatic processes,
- energy-production processes harnessing chemical transformations with special attention to issues of environmental compatibility, safety, energy and raw material savings.
The specialist curriculum will ensure that graduates have in-depth knowledge of a homogeneous range of subjects consistent with the degree programme goals. In particular, they will be offered theoretical and experimental courses on:
- the chemistry and technology of the main material or product categories, including biologically active products, innovative functional materials and nanomaterials; techniques to design, prepare and characterize these; criteria for choosing and employing materials or products for industry, agriculture, services and the consumer market;
- issues connected with transferring chemical and biochemical processes from the experimental laboratory phase to their commercial exploitation, including scale-up methods, reconfiguration of industrial processes, safety issues, environmental impact assessment, quality control of production, economic factors and assessment of process return of investment;
- the principles governing structure-activity or structure-property relations of products and materials; chemical, physical, spectroscopic and mechanical characterization of products and materials, including their behaviour under various operational conditions;
- techniques of molecular modelling, computer simulation, design and manufacture of new products and materials, including liquid crystals, molecular crystals, polymers, biologically active products and bio-compatible materials;
- thermodynamic and transport properties of fluids, transport phenomena (thermal and matter exchange between phases, elements of fluid mechanics); thermodynamic, kinetic and catalytic factors connected to development of chemical processes, as well as to their management and optimization;
- methods for the preparation of organic, metal-organic and inorganic, polyfunctionalized or polymeric products or materials; use of innovative reagents and versatile intermediates in industrial or laboratory production of compounds, including enantiomerically pure species; physical chemistry methods of preparation, characterization and reactivity of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic systems and enzymatic catalysts; criteria for selecting optimal catalysts;
- methods for the determination of structure and properties of natural and synthetic products and application of the main techniques for their quali-quantitative determination, even in complex matrices, in keeping with the needs of the Scientific and Industrial systems, and of the national and international standards of Good Manufacturing Practices and of Good Laboratory Practices.
To achieve the goals mentioned above, it is deemed essential for students to spend a prolonged and uninterrupted period of experimental and practical training in the Department laboratories or in those of selected industries and institutes after a mutual agreement.


The degree programme is divided in two curricula:

- Curriculum A39 Industrial Chemistry
- Curriculum A40 Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry

Extra-curricular activities

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

International mobility

Students are offered a series of opportunities of carrying out exchanges programs due to the various existing agreements with foreign universities.For information about the programs you can contact:
International student office

Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (Dottorato di ricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master universitario di secondo livello.

Career opportunities

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Teaching manager

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

Contact details

Tutor: Debora Quadretti