The STEM (Sustainable Technologies and biotechnologies for Energy and Materials) curriculum of the Masters in Chemical and Process Engineering, entirely taught in English, is a two-year Master “second cycle degree” requiring the students to obtain 120 ECTS. In the first year, the compulsory courses (a total of 42 ECTS) deepen the understanding of fundamental concepts of Chemical engineering, such as advanced thermodynamics and transport phenomena, sustainable chemical process design, chemical engineering equipment design, and process safety engineering. A total of 12 ECTS are dedicated to electives and laboratories. In the second year, compulsory courses (36 ECTS) and electives (12 ECTS) focus on specialized topics, such as materials, energy and environmental processes, and industrial biotechnologies.
Two alternatives are possible: in the Bologna Campus, courses are tailored to deepen knowledge and skills on biotechnologies and materials. In the Ravenna Campus, courses on off-shore engineering and up-stream Oil&Gas technologies are offered in cooperation with several industrial companies that support the program. In both Campuses, second-year electives (12 ECTS) can be selected from several topics, ranging from structural engineering to environmental applications and industrial safety. Periods of study abroad (1 term to 1 year) are possible in several partner Universities. A dual degree program is active with Columbia University New York.
Successful completion of the program allows graduates to pursue their professional career or continue their academic career. Among the more important professional sectors addressed by Master studies in Chemical Engineering are:
- the Chemical and Process Industry, and in particular the petrochemical, polymers, specialty chemicals, and pharmaceutical sectors: this industry is characterized by increasing globalization and is steadily recruiting qualified chemical engineers throughout Europe;
- the Energy sector: Oil&Gas, both upstream and downstream, strongly requires qualified chemical engineers for design and operation in a framework of growing complexity and innovation towards increasing sustainability and environmental compatibility; Exploitation of renewable energies from biomass also requires strong chemical engineering and design competencies;
- the Materials sector, with its development towards nanomaterials and smart materials, requires qualified chemical engineers to answer the demand for innovation and life-cycle sustainability;
- the Biotechnology sector, with its evolution towards largescale production, has a growing requirement of qualified chemical engineers able to support the industrialization of biotechnological processes and their operations;
- the Pharmaceutical sector, with the strong innovation of its production processes and the high requirement of specialization on the process and product design;
- for those who want to further study Chemical Engineering in an academic context, graduates of this program are eligible to enter into Ph.D. studies.
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Last updated February 8, 2018