Official Degree Title: Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering (Universitat Ramon Llull)
Requirements: Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, industrial engineering, industrial engineering technology, and other similar degrees
Credits: 90 ECTS credits (master's thesis constitutes 30 credits)
Duration: 1 year + master's thesis (3 semesters in total)
Language: Spanish and English
Practical work: Laboratory training (more than 50% of the classes)
Academic calendar: October to June
Timetable: morning from 8.00 am to 2.30 pm
Objectives of the degree
The Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering trains professionals, researchers, managers and entrepreneurs in the chemical industry and other industries* who join the chemical engineering profession in the following fields:
- Development, research, and preparation of products, processes, and services
- Industrial management and cost optimization
- Knowledge of using chemical engineering techniques and tools, also in fields related to chemical engineerings, such as biotechnology and nanotechnology
- Application of safety, viability and responsibility criteria
The Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering trains students to become chemical engineer professionals, researchers or company managers. Students will acquire the following skills:
- Professionally: preparation of students to work as industrial engineers
- Management: handling companies in the chemical industry
- Research: undertaking doctoral studies
*Consumer goods and food industry, paints and coatings industry, textile industry, lubricant industry, paper industry, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and pharmaceutical industry, polymers and plastic transformation industry, environmental industry, fuels, and energy industry, amongst others
Skills to be acquired
The Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering will help students acquire the following skills:
- Apply mathematics, chemistry, physics, and engineering in the chemical engineering profession
- Identify and solve complex, little-known problems or problems involving uncertainties within the field of chemical engineering, applying innovative techniques and current tools to carry out engineering projects
- Manage and supervise all kinds of installations, processes, systems, and services in different industrial fields related to chemical engineering
- Knowledge of technical and management tools in research and development of processes, products and services in chemical and similar industries, including skills in knowledge management and ability to develop and apply original ideas and lead projects
- Ability to fulfill responsibilities related to the profession incorporating ethical practices to work responsibly in a professional environment
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a specialized and non-specialized audience, even in English, and to use English as a working language
- Understanding of all the contemporary aspects relating to the profession, as well as the need to integrate new knowledge during your professional life
The skills to acquire in the Master's degree are those proposed in the Resolution of 8 June 2009, of the General Secretary of Universities, making public the Agreement of the Council of Universities, establishing recommendations for the proposal of Universities with respect to application for approval of officially recognized qualifications in the fields of computer engineering, technical computer engineering and chemical engineering
Acceptance to Master's degree programs
The Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering is aimed at students with a degree in fields related to chemical engineering who want to acquire advanced skills to become part of the chemical engineering profession in any of its professional, business or research aspects.
In order to be admitted to the Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering, students will need to have obtained an undergraduate University degree from a Spanish institution, or an equivalent degree issued by a higher education institution established within the framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), accrediting access to master's level programs in the country issuing the qualification.
Students with degrees issued outside the EHEA will also be able to enroll in the master's degree without the need to validate their undergraduate coursework after IQS has ensured a level of education equivalent to the corresponding officially recognized Spanish University degree. The country issuing the qualification must be capable of issuing access to graduate level studies. Access via this route will by no means require validation of the qualification of the person interested and its recognition will not be used for any other purposes than for the enrollment in a master's program.
In order to apply to this master's degree, you need to submit your application and professional curriculum to the advisory committee of the master's degree, accrediting your degree. Depending on the degree, recognition of credits and requirements of additional specific academic modules will be established as follows:
|Degree in chemical engineering||No additional specific academic modules are necessary|
|Degree in chemical engineering and industrial engineering, specialization in chemistry||No additional specific academic modules are necessary^|
|Degree in chemistry and industrial engineering technology||The admission committee of the master's degree will examine each case individually.|
|Degree in chemistry and industrial engineering||Up to 30 ECTS credits of subjects related to the degree in chemical engineering not taken^|
|Degree in technical industrial engineering and industrial chemistry||30 ECTS credits of subjects related to chemical engineering not taken|
|Other degrees||The admission committee of the master's degree will examine each case and will establish the content of the additional specific academic modules the applicant has to complete|
^Credits earned will be recognized during the official studies provide powers equivalent to those of the master.
The Permanent Committee of the Academic Board, which examines each applicant and establishes the recognition of credits, will handle the admission of students from any national or foreign University system, that have studied at the undergraduate level within the EHEA framework.
In the case of students from EU member states, or from countries with which Spain has established international agreements, students are required to have a qualification enabling them to undertake graduate level University studies in their home country. Students from outside of the EU, or from countries that do not have an established agreement with Spain, must have passed the corresponding University entrance exam.
Students must have earned all the credits undertaken in order to obtain a master's degree.
During the academic year, students will normally have two opportunities to pass exams: in February and in June – for the first semester subjects – and in June and in September – for the second-semester subjects, or for subjects that last two consecutive semesters. Additionally, in the event that a student has not earned a minimum of 36 ECTS credits within the first year, he or she will not be able to submit the master's thesis.
If a student does not pass an exam on the second attempt, two additional opportunities will be allowed. In the event that the student still has not obtained a pass in the subject, they can apply to the Permanent Committee of the Academic Board for a final opportunity to take the exam, justifying their position. The Permanent Committee of the Academic Board will examine the student's case and may complement this information by consulting the master's coordinator. If a student does not obtain a pass after having been granted an extra opportunity to take the exam, they will have to abandon the master's program.
At IQS, your professional expectations are high, as you are in contact with cutting-edge companies from the very first day:
The Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering will enable students to work as professionals in the chemical industry or similar* industries, in which chemical engineers carry out different functions such as basic engineering, maintenance of installations, general management, R&D coordination, and production management, among many others.
Students will be able to set up their own company or work as a researcher or professor in academic institutions.
IQS has a Professional Careers Service that helps the students of the Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering with their job search once they have completed the program.
*Consumer goods and food industry, paints and coatings industry, textile industry, lubricant industry, paper industry, active pharmaceutical ingredients and pharmaceutical industry, polymers and plastic transformation industry, environmental industry, fuels, and energy industry, amongst others
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Last updated November 13, 2018