Chemical Engineering

Politecnico di Milano

Program Description

Chemical Engineering

Politecnico di Milano

Mission and goals

Chemical engineering and chemical engineers provide the leading-edge solutions to the society’s needs: we need efficient and clean technologies for energy transformation, technologically advanced materials, better medicines, efficient food production techniques, a clean environment, a better utilization of the natural resources. Chemical Engineering plays a pivotal role because all these challenges have a common denominator: they involve chemical processes.

Chemical engineers are the "engineers of chemistry": by making use of chemistry, physics and mathematics they describe the chemical processes from the molecular level to the macroscale (chemical plant), and design, operate, and control all processes that produce and/or transform materials and energy.

Eligible students

Students holding a Bachelor degree and at least 15 years of education are eligible for application. For admission to the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, a strong preparation both in general core disciplines (mathematics, physics, etc..,), and in those specific to chemical engineering and industrial engineering is required.


The Chemical Engineering programme includes mandatory courses on Chemical reaction engineering and applied chemical kinetics; Advanced calculus; Industrial organic chemistry; Unit operations of chemical plants, Mechanics of solids and structures; Applied mechanics.

Other courses can be selected by the students on many subjects related to e.g. chemical plants and unit operations, safety, process design, catalysis, material science, numerical methods, environmental protection, food production, energy, biomaterials, etc.. A proper selection of the eligible courses will lead to specializations as Process engineering, Project engineering or Product engineering.

Career opportunities

The Master of Science programme in Chemical Engineering completes the basic preparation of the bachelor chemical engineer and provide guided paths towards high-level professional profiles which are employed in various industrial sectors including the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, biological and automotive industry; energy production and management; transformation and process industries; engineering companies designing, developing and implementing processes and plant; research centres and industrial laboratories; technical structures in Public Administration; environmental and safety consultancy firms.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated May 12, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2017
2 years
Full time
3,500 EUR
Start date Oct. 2017
Italy Milan
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 3,500 EUR
Tuition fees for non EU students, per year. Tuition fees for EU students range from about 900 to about 3,500€ per year, for the two-year duration of the programme.