Master in Chemical and Biotechnological Process Engineering


Program Description

educational objectives of the class: LM-22 Chemical Engineering

Graduates from the Master's degree course must: - thorough knowledge of the theoretical and scientific aspects of mathematics and other basic sciences and be able to use this knowledge to interpret and describe complex engineering problems or those requiring an interdisciplinary approach ; - Thorough knowledge of the theoretical and scientific aspects of engineering, both in general and specifically in relation to those of chemical engineering, in which they are able to identify, formulate and solve in an innovative, complex problems or those requiring an interdisciplinary approach ; - Be able to conceive, plan, design and manage systems, complex and / or innovative processes and services; - Be able to design and manage highly complex experiments; - It is equipped with context knowledge and transversal capacity; - Have expertise in business organization (corporate culture) and professional ethics; - Be able to be fluent in written and oral form, at least one European language besides Italian with reference to disciplinary vocabularies.

The admission to the postgraduate courses of the class requires possession of the curricular requirements that foresee, however, an adequate command of general scientific methods and content in the basic sciences and engineering disciplines, preparatory to those provided for in characterizing ' sort of this master degree class.

The master degree course must also culminate in an important design activities, which will eventually lead to an elaborate demonstrating mastery of the subjects, the ability to work independently and a good level of communication skills.

The main career opportunities provided by the Master degree course are: innovation and development of production, advanced design, planning and scheduling, management of complex systems, both in private practice and in manufacturing or services and public administrations. Graduates may find employment with: chemical, food, pharmaceutical and process; manufacturing, processing, transportation and storage of substances and materials; industrial laboratories; technical departments of public administration delegated to environmental governance and security. The universities organize, in collaboration with public and private institutions, internships and apprenticeships.

Synthesis of consultation with representative organizations at the local level of production, services, professions

The meeting between the University and the representatives of the world of Labor Organizations, Services and Production for the presentation of teaching regulations of the Master of Science of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Cagliari, took place November 27, 2009, at the 'Aula Magna of the Faculty.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, of the Order of Engineers of the Province of Cagliari, the federation of associations of engineers of Sardinia, the Association of Industrialists of the Province of Cagliari, the Confindustria, CRS4, the SARAS SpA, dell ' Alkhela Srl, the Axis Srl.

All present felt Teaching regulation proposed by the Faculty of Engineering with the needs of the territory and expressed a favorable opinion, giving some suggestions on possible complementary activities that may be proposed, in collaboration with some of the intervening parties.

However it should be noted that all degree courses, in all phases of the work, they consulted the subjects of specific interest to them, discussing the construction of the new teaching organization and the comments received, finding interlocutors fully consenting on the proposals.

specific learning objectives of the course and description of the training course

The goal of the course is to train the professional figure of Chemical Engineer, recognized at European and World level, as defined by the European Federation of Chemical Engineers (EFCE). The Regulations of the Master of Science in Chemical and Process Engineering Biotechnology incorporates the dell'EFCE recommendations with respect to the learning outcomes expected at the end of the first level and the signs of the "Second cycle degree core curriculum" as set out in the "Recommendations for EFCE document Chemical Engineering Education in a Bologna Two Cycle Degree System "(July 2005). The CL's Degree in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnological Processes aims to provide students with an adequate study and updating of general scientific methods and contents, the enrichment of specific professional skills, and mastery of innovative design methods in the context of ' chemical engineering and chemical technology and biotechnology.

Purpose of CL's Degree in Chemical Engineering and Process is therefore to provide graduates with a training course, in accordance with the guidelines dell'EFCE that allows: - use the increased knowledge of chemical phenomena, physical and biological agents in order to develop advanced mathematical models for chemical and biotechnological processes and be able to solve them; - Be able to analyze, evaluate and compare the different possibilities for the development of experiments, methodologies and technologies for the process industry, production of goods and / or services and for the protection and / or the environmental recovery; - Be able to study independently and critically new topics; - Develop methodologies and technologies (including environmental and safety aspects) of the process industry and industries for the production of goods or services and for the recovery or the environment.

Consistent with the provisions of the EFCE document, the training of graduate degree in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnological Processes provides a series of teachings directed to improving public awareness, provided between the access requirements, and topics specifically identified in the document as characterizing EFCE the degree in chemical engineering, in particular transport phenomena, kinetics and industrial chemistry.

Subsequently, the course includes lessons aimed at the design, modeling and process management, with particular reference to the state of research and industrial development. These lessons will be taught by teachers whose scientific research activity is carried out in specific areas.

Apart from knowledge recognized at European level for the chemical engineer, the course includes some lessons related to the needs of the territory, in particular the presence of large industries that operate in the field of processing of raw materials and production of biomaterials, energy and services.

Knowledge and understanding (knowledge and understanding)

Graduates will be able to: - know the methods of the specialist disciplines of chemical engineering, relevant for the proper definition and the search for solutions to complex engineering problems of chemical and biotechnological processes; - Be able to understand the problems concerning design analysis and management of the processes for the transformation of matter and the production of energy, involving chemical and biochemical reactions also through access to the relevant specialist literature.

  • Be able to understand the issues regarding health and safety, sustainability and environmental impact of a chemical process or biotechnology.
  • Be able to understand the practical applications of process engineering, with particular reference to the industrial reality of the Sardinian territory.

The knowledge and understanding are achieved through the learning activities organized in the teachings characteristic of the field of chemical engineering and related basic activities of the chemical and biological areas and other engineering fields. The teaching methods used include participation in lectures, tutorials, seminars, supervised home study and independent study. In addition, as part of some of the lessons will be provided for visits to facilities and participation in seminars. Assessment of the achievement of learning outcomes is mainly by carrying out intermediate tests, test papers written or oral, ending with the award of a judgment.

Applying knowledge and understanding (applying knowledge and understanding)

Graduates must: - be able to easily manage the advanced operational tools useful for the development of chemical engineering, modeling, design and management of chemical and biotechnological processes.

  • Know how to use the knowledge acquired and acquirable for process innovation in the processing industry, in consideration of the results achieved by the scientific community; - Be able to produce physical / mathematical models for the analysis of the characteristics and performance of equipment, systems and processes for the production of products and materials, also in reference to the sustainability of the processes and the biocompatibility of the materials; - Know how to select, design study and apply advanced methods for the regulation and control of chemical and biotechnological processes; - Identify and use, including the operations and the jobs available, those most likely to sustainability and environmental protection in relation to industrial activities in general and those in the chemical industry, in particular.

These skills will be developed mainly in the compulsory courses characterizing and related through the examination of real cases. During the activities aimed at 'integration into the labor market and in the elaboration of the final exam it will be able to assess the learners' ability to apply their knowledge.

Making judgments (Making judgments)

Graduates will: - organize and conduct experiments related to chemical and biotechnological processes of complex type, together with the interpretation of the results obtained and the formulation of a critical judgment on them.

  • Identify, formulate and solve complex and articulated problems related to the functional design, the management and adaptation of plants in the process industry, chemistry and biotechnology, also based on economic considerations and safety assessment and dell ' environmental impact.

The independent judgment skills are accomplished through participation in training activities, including work placement and laboratories and the preparation of the thesis. The teaching methods used include participation in seminars and exercises in the classroom or in the laboratory, conducting individual and group projects, supervised home study and independent study. The achievement of learning outcomes is mainly by the performance of tests, test papers written or oral, execution of projects.

Communication skills (communication skills)

Graduates will: - demonstrate ability to properly communicate technical and scientific field, through the preparation and presentation of design documents and technical reports relating to the knowledge gained in the training course; - Be able to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to stakeholders specialists and non-specialists also using graphical representation methods.

  • Be able to actively participate and coordinate a multidisciplinary team.
  • Use appropriate methods and different languages ​​to communicate effectively with the engineering community, with different interlocutors at a technical level and with society in general.

It intends to develop these skills through the teaching of teachers who, using various forms of communication, are an example of effective communication. Moreover the exams, which typically consist of tests both written and oral, are a stimulus to the proper development of communication skills both written and oral, as well as an evaluation of the same. At the end of the training course is planned during the course of a project activity which includes drawings, specifications and technical reports prepared in accordance with international standards. Even the final test provides the opportunity to check the capacity of analysis, processing and communication of the work done in providing discussion, before a commission, a report produced by the student on a subject area of ​​the training course. Participation in internships, internships and study abroad prove to be very useful tools for the development of communication skills of the individual student.

employment and career opportunities for graduates

Main functions: - coordinates the activities of definition of production processes and processing and the design of systems for the process industry and for the production of energy - supervises the driving of industrial installations for chemical and biotechnological productions, the food industries , pharmaceutical and for the production, distribution and use of energy - designs and manages installations for the clean-up, for the treatment of fumes, for the disposal of waste, for the purification of water and for the remediation of polluted soils - conducting the analysis risk for processes and installations for the processing of raw materials and for industrial activities in general - coordinates research and development activities in the field of process engineering and the production of materials - manages the design of control systems for the processes of transformation - It performs modeling and functional and constructive design of equipment and systems for the process industry.

  • Promotes innovation in science and technology development in the chemical and biotechnological processes.

The course prepares students for professions

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Learning skills (learning skills)

Graduates must develop the learning skills necessary to update continuously on methods, techniques and tools specialized in the field of chemical engineering. It shall also be able to source, consult and interpret the main bibliographic sources for the technical literature and the national law, their European and international industry. The graduate must also masterful ability to develop self-learning to enable them to deal profitably higher level courses, such as second-level Master and PhD courses.

To achieve these objectives the preparation of some of the compulsory courses and related characterizing require consultation and the use of bibliographic sources. Also the preparation of the final test will allow to develop the learning capacity of the student and will also be a moment of verification by the faculty.

Skills required for access

To be admitted to the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnological Processes must be in possession of degree or university diploma of three years, or five-year single-cycle, or another qualification obtained abroad and recognized as valid. And 'it required the knowledge of the English language at least level B1.

The Academic Regulations of the Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnological Processes defines the curricular requirements for admission which can not be lower than the following:

  1. Degree title or university degree of three years for the obtaining of which have been met:
  • At least 30 credits in the areas identified in the core course classes of L9 (Industrial Engineering); L7 (Civil and Environmental Engineering); L8 (Information Engineering); L27 (Chemical Science and Technology); L2 (Biotechnology).
<li>At least 45 credits in the areas identified among the characteristic classes of L9 (Industrial Engineering); L7 (Civil and Environmental Engineering); L8 (Information Engineering); L27 (Chemical Science and Technology); L2 (Biotechnology).</li>

five-year university degree in one cycle between those indicated in the academic regulations of the Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnological Processes. It 'also planned to adequate initial preparation with procedures defined in the Academic Regulations of the Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnological Processes.

The curricular requirements must be fulfilled before the assessment of individual preparation.

The Academic Regulations also defines the criteria to be applied in the case of graduates with requirements different from those mentioned above and in the case of foreign students. Also in the Academic Regulations it will eventually be listed among the requirements for admission, the minimum mark and the maximum time for the achievement of the degree to which you possess.

The Academic Regulations define the method of verifying the adequacy of the candidates personal preparation.

Final exam

The final exam consists of the discussion of a thesis, resulting from an activity on a trial, or modeling-design on matters relating to the contents of the Master's Degree Course, to be developed under the guidance of a teacher, also in collaboration with public and private entities , manufacturing and service companies, research centers operating in the field of interest.

During the preparation of the student thesis must, first, to analyze the technical and scientific literature on the subject in the study.

Downstream of this phase, the graduate will, independently and depending on the type of thesis: - in the case of modeling work, develop and solve the proposed model applied to the problem in order to analyze the corresponding variations in the characteristics variables of the system behavior and be able to interpret the results obtained; - In the case of experimental work, conduct a trial and be able to process the results in a critical way to allow the application even in conditions different from those investigated; - In the case of project work to identify the most convenient process, analyzing the technological, economic, safety, environmental impact and the control dimensioning in all or part of the plant itself.

Maximum number of recognizable credits (DM 16/3/2007 Art 4) 9

(Credit recognizable on the basis of professional knowledge and skills certified individually, as well as other knowledge and skills gained through educational activities of post-secondary level to which the design and construction with the university)

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