The learning outcomes for graduates from the Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering are:
An advanced scientific and professional training, combined with an in-depth knowledge of engineering, which enables graduates to tackle the complex problems that occur during matter transformation processes;
Possessing the methodological insights that are necessary to develop investigation and design tools to analyze, design, manage, control, and optimize processes and plants, and to contribute to their innovation.
To be admitted to the Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering students must possess specific prerequisites, which concern the curricula they attended during their Bachelors's Degree. Apart from holding a degree, students must have acquired a specific number of credits in various scientific disciplinary sectors, such as in the core subjects of the Program and in subjects related to chemical and industrial engineering. The personal preparation of the students is assessed on the basis of the average grade that the students achieved during their Bachelor's Degree exams; an English language competence not below the B2 level of CEFR is also required. Students who have not achieved the 22.5 / 30 average grade required will have to pass a specific Chemical Engineering test.
The Academic Program is divided into 2 years, each of them providing 60 credits of educational activities, for a total of 120 credits.
The Program envisions 3 curricula:
Chemical engineering (in Italian), which can be oriented towards the areas of Chemical Processes, Environment and Safety, Biotechnology-Food;
Chemical engineering of materials (in Italian), oriented to production processes, choice and maintenance of materials in various fields (chemical engineering, aerospace, mechanical engineering, construction, cultural heritage, etc.);
Chemical engineering for innovative processes and products (delivered entirely in English) oriented to innovative processes and products, sustainable production with reduced environmental impact, and microscale processes.
Each curriculum includes 5 subjects on general topics (advanced mathematical methodological tools, process control methodologies, economic knowledge, methodologies to simulate reagent systems/thermodynamics of non-balance, design of equipment to realize heat exchange and separation/methodologies for process development), and 6 characterizing the curriculum, of which 2 compulsories (for the first, thermodynamics and effluent treatment processes, for the second, metallurgical processes and plants and ceramic and/or polymeric and composite materials, for the third, environmental technologies and microscale separation processes) and 4 to be chosen from those of the curriculum, in order to acquire specific knowledge on specific fields of application.
The training course is completed by free-choice activities, activities useful for entering the world of work (seminars of experts from the world of work and research), and the writing and presentation of a thesis in which a specific topic is discussed in an in-depth and original way.
The course of studies has activated Erasmus+ programs with various Universities in Austria, Belgium, France, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey.
The outlets for the Master's degree are the continuation of studies, with a Ph.D. or a second-level Master's degree, or entry into the world of work, mainly carrying out these functions:
Design, supervision, construction, and operation of production plants (chemical, oil, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnological, food, production, processing, and transformation of materials;
Research and development in process and product chemical engineering, safety and prevention of major accidents, treatment of liquid waste, food and biotechnology, materials engineering.
Freelancer, consultant to companies and organizations on the above-mentioned issues.