Objectives and interest of the MasterThe purpose of the Master is to approach the study of chemical processes with a clear orientation towards sustainability. Thus, during the last 25 years, as a consequence of a greater awareness of preserving the environment and, in particular, driven by government measures and directives, there is an interest in developing biodegradable products or based on renewable raw materials. This characteristic can make, nowadays, that a certain product is more acceptable by the consumer and / or by the own productive sector. In this environment, the premise of this Master is to promote the development of products (and their production processes) that implicitly carry the principles of environmental sustainability and renewability, so important in today's industry. The path to sustainable development and the renewability of resources goes through the search / use of new sources of resources and chemical and consumer products.
In addition, there will be the collaboration of important professionals from the chemical industry sector who will give an added value of immersion in professional reality. These professionals with extensive experience in various industrial disciplines will address, using the case method, real situations in the industry, contributing their practical knowledge and experience to the Master's students. In addition, this approach to the industrial reality will become even more evident with the completion of external internships in leading companies in the chemical sector, and with the possibility, when possible, of the completion of the Master's Thesis in one of the companies with which that it has collaboration agreements.
This Master qualifies to practice the profession of Chemical Engineer (equivalent to the old degree of chemical engineer of 5 years) and supposes an advanced training in chemical engineering both in the classical aspect of Process Engineering and in the new current trends based on the Product engineering.
Who is the Master aimed at?The Master's degree is preferably aimed at students graduated from a degree in Chemical Engineering, as well as Industrial Engineers in Industrial Chemistry, which are the degrees linked to the practice of the profession of Industrial Technical Engineer.CurriculumThe student must take a total of 90 ECTS credits, over 2 academic years, on the subjects that appear in the following academic structure:Teacher Training (1st year)Module 1. Chemical processes and products.Transportation phenomenon.
Advanced analysis and design of reactors in the chemical and petrochemical industry.
Analysis and advanced design of mass transfer operations in the chemical and refining industry.
Simulation, optimization and control of processes and chemical products.
Design of processes and chemical products.Module II. Processes and chemicals. Intensification in engineering of products derived from the petrochemical industry.Lubricant technologies.
Asphalt materials technologies.
Polymeric materials in product engineering: composite and nanocomposite.
Fuels, biofuels and biorefinery.
Fluid dynamic simulation.Module III. Processes and chemicals. Intensification in the engineering of agri-food and pharmaceutical products.Biopolymers and colloid technology in the agri-food and pharmaceutical industry.
Processes and chemical products for the recovery of industrial waste and by-products. Composting.
Materials characterization techniques.
Industrial technologies for agricultural and forestry products.Module IV. Management and optimization of production and sustainability.Comprehensive management and sustainability of chemical processes.
R + D + i Management in Chemical Engineering.Teacher training. 2nd year. (22.5 ECTS)Business management and organization (Subject corresponding to Module IV).
External PracticesFinal Master's ProjectFaculty profileThe faculty of the Master is made up of professors and researchers from the University and practicing professionals in private companies. In total, around 22 professors, with proven teaching and research experience, from areas or fields of knowledge related to chemical engineering, business organization and environmental technologies participate.MethodologyParticipatory master classes, development of practices in specialized laboratories for small groups as well as field practices, problem solving and basic exercises, individual or group tutorials. Planning, implementation, tutoring and presentation of work as well as attendance and participation in conferences and seminars.